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Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic, award winning voluntary Organisation.

It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 10 across Midlothian.

Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 80 members of staff providing a service in six family support centres. Our ethos is to provide a holistic, confidential community based service where Project Users are at the heart of the service.

With a passion for working with young children and a strong understanding of pre-birth to three framework and Building the Ambition, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting children aged 0-3 in a nurturing environment, working in partnership with families to give children the best start in life.

 

We are currently looking to recruit the following posts:

Job Descriptions can be downloaded from the links on the right.

 

You can also download the Vacancy Application Form and any relevant documents from the links below.

If you have any questions relating to the above positions, you can call us on 0131 654 0489 or

email recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk

DOWNLOADS

Vacancy Application Form

 

Closing Date for posts (Ref 001 & Ref 002)   -   Monday 8th May 2017 @ 12 noon

Closing Date for post (Ref 003)   -   30th May 2017 @ 12 Noon

 

Interviews will be held on the following dates:

  Centre Manager

Ref 001

TBA

  Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Support Worker

Ref 002

TBA

  Family Support Worker

Ref 003

TBA

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Guaranteed Interview

Form

Self Declaration & Guidance Notes

(Job Description)

Bank Staff

Support Workers / Early Years Practitioners

Working within all 6 centres in Midlothian

Hourly Rate £7.90 - £8.57

 

For candidates who are qualified and interested in applying we are looking for SPA/SVQ2 in early education and childcare or equivalent qualification as a minimum requirement.

 

A sound knowledge and experience of child development & working with families is preferred. 

 

We are willing to take on candidates who have the 10 week crèche workers course training as a minimum training standard on the understanding the candidate is willing to register with SSSC and undertake relevant training or qualification required to reach the standard of SVQ3 in early education and childcare or equivalent.  Training will involve courses such as Birth to 3 Training, Child Protection level I & II and accessing further education training to reach this standard.

 

For further information call Eliza Waye, Deputy Manager on 0131 654 0489

or email on elizawaye@midlothiansurestart.org.uk

 

The Vacancy Application Form can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page

or you can call Lisa Paul on 0131 654 0489

or email on recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk

 

 

Ref 002

(Job Description)

 

Early Years Practitioner or an Early Years Support Worker, 35 hours per week on a fixed term contract of 12 months

Early Years Practitioner or Early Years Support Worker, 17½ hours per week on a fixed term contract of 12 months

 

Early Years Support Worker Salary Scale 10 - 11, £15,825 - £16,224 + Pension

 

Early Years Practitioner Salary Scale 12 - 15, £16,600 - £17,588 + Pension

 

 

THE ROLE

 

 

 

 

THE PERSON

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

THE PACKAGE

 

 

Application packs can be downloaded from the Website, by emailing recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk or by calling Lisa Paul on 0131 654 0489.

Closing date for applications: Monday 8th May 2017 @ 12 Noon

Ref 001

(Job Description)

 

Centre Manager on a 35 hours per week permanent contract, based in one of our six centres in Midlothian.

 

Salary Scale 30 - 33, £26,894 - £29,363 + Pension

 

THE ROLE

 

THE PERSON

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

THE PACKAGE

 

Application packs can be downloaded from the Website, by emailing recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk or by calling Lisa Paul on 0131 654 0489.

Closing date for applications: Monday 8th May 2017 @ 12 Noon

 

Ref 003

(Job Description)

Due to securing funding through the Big Lottery until July 2019, we are now recruiting for a

Family Support Worker to work throughout Midlothian as part of the Dynamic Dads team.

 

1 x 20 hour post, Salary Scale is £20,356-£21,460 (pro rata) + Pension

 

THE ROLE

· To provide intensive family support to Dads

· To Co-ordinate and facilitate Dads and young children play groups

· To encourage Dads to play with their Children

· To encourage positive parenting using an asset-based approach

· To provide a “learning through play” environment for young Children

· Run a Dynamic Dads playgroup on a Saturday morning

· Some evening work is required

 

THE PERSON

· This post requires a person who has the ability to communicate effectively with children, parents, students, colleagues and staff from outside agencies

· You must be able to use your own initiative, have self-direction, self awareness and also be creative

· You must have a sound knowledge and understanding of the needs of families with young children

· You must have proven skills in working with parents in building up their self-esteem and confidence

· You must follow Child Protection Guidelines

· You must be flexible to make the most of opportunities as they arise

· You must also be able to work as a team

 

REQUIREMENTS

· An HNC, Dip Social Work, Community Work, Community Education, Health or Equivalent qualification is essential.

· A full clean driving licence with your own transport

· You will need to have a satisfactory PVG Certificate

 

THE PACKAGE

· Competitive Salary of £20,356-£21,460 pro rata

· Workplace Pension

· Expenses and Mileage reimbursement

· Generous holiday entitlement

· Flexible working

· In-house training with the opportunity to access external training

· Working as part of an ever growing supportive Organisation

· An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of our Service Users

Application packs can be downloaded from our Website: www.midlothiansurestart.org.uk

If you have any queries please email Lisa Paul at recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk or call 0131 654 0489.

Closing date for applications: 30th May 2017 @ 12 Noon.

Interviews will be held: TBC