Senior Childcare Practitioner (FIF08505)

Fife Council
£19,297 - £21,399 per year Pro Rata
14 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Work Pattern: Monday - Friday 3.25 hours per day

Interview Date: Week commencing 2 October 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.  The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

Our vision, in Fife Education Service, is “Excellence for All” and we believe all children should be encouraged to maximize their potential. We work hard to meet the varying needs of all our learners.  Fife Education and Learning Directorate is the second largest in Scotland providing for over 55,500 children and young people.

Fife Childcare and Early Years Services provides a range of childcare services throughout Fife, including around 50 Out of School Clubs for children aged 4 - 14 years old and local Creches for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups ( PVG ) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.



You will assist the Childcare Manager, in managing the Out of School Care Service. The work is varied involving supervising staff, health & safety checks, financial management, administrative duties, organising and taking part in activities ranging from art, crafts or drama, to taking children on outings, outdoor games or active sports.

Experience of working with children aged 4 - 14 years in a childcare setting and the ability to provide a safe, stimulating play environment in accordance with current legislation is essential.

The Individual

You must be eligible to register with SSSC as a Practitioner and hold an SVQ Level 3 in Play Work (or equivalent) and be willing to work towards qualifications that will maintain your registration.

In Fife Council the way we work matters, and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership,
  • Focus on customers,
  • Work together,
  • Embrace technology & information,
  • Deliver results.

For Further Information Please Contact: Yvonne Nellies, 01592 583145 or 

See also:
Education & Children's Services Directorate Information.docx
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
Senior Childcare Practitioner I224.01.pdf

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