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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 develop, deliver, monitor & evaluate a program of activities and support for Parents and Carers to work towards Positive Destinations, such as Education, Volunteering, Apprenticeships and Employment.  Our Positive Future project is funded by the Hunter Foundation and Scottish Government, to provide services to families in order to address drivers of poverty, and support them into positive destinations.


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


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Vacancy Application Form

(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 Molly Moyle on 0131 654 0489

or email on recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk

(Job Description)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at

Midlothian Sure Start             

Business Support Manager

1 x 35 hour post

Salary Scale 31 – 34, £28,907 – £31,454 + Pension


Are you an enthusiastic, motivated Business Support Manager with a passion for working in an environment where you will be making a difference?

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to share our values and contribute to the efficient management of the organisation to ensure we meet our vision of offering children in Midlothian the best start.

The successful candidate will be organised with good communication and interpersonal skills. In managing the business function of Midlothian Sure Start, we are seeking an individual who will relish in a demanding multi-tasked role, including overseeing and supporting the organisation’s Finance, HR, Accommodation, Administrative and Health & Safety Functions.

You will have a strong ethos of team working and the ability to manage staff and organise workload.

The job requires an individual who holds a qualification in business / financial management. The job holder will be experienced in accounting procedures, budget monitoring, and have effective IT and supervisory skills.  Experience using Xero accountancy software package is highly desirable.


If you are interested in applying for this post please email recruitment@midlothiansurestart.org.uk

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


Closing date for this post is Monday 4th March 2019 at 12 Noon.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13th March 2019