Early Years Scotland
Early Years Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC003725

Who are we and what do we do? Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age. Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services. We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

Current vacancies

Early Years Practitioner - Prison Work

  • Part time
  • £20,263 pro-rata
  • Based in Glasgow with travel
  • Closing 4th November 2019

Early Years Scotland is passionate about Scotland’s youngest children having the best possible start in life and we are searching for a very special person to help make that happen. We have an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to work within prisons to facilitate and support young children affected by parental imprisonment. The support is offered through shared play and learning sessions with male and female prisoners, their partners / families and young children.

You will plan, deliver and evaluate play and learning experiences to involve both children and parents, as well as delivering the Early Years Scotland Children Affected by Imprisonment Programme. This programme combines theoretical and experiential learning, all focused around play and learning with young children and highlights the importance of play for young children’s learning and development. You will encourage positive relationships between parents and children through shared play and learning experiences. You will also work closely with the Scottish Prison Service and a wide range of partners to review learning and contribute to the development of future plans.

We welcome applications that demonstrate:

· sound understanding and knowledge of how young children develop and learn

· an ability to build effective relationships with families and have experience of working with parents and families experiencing difficult circumstances

· experience of working with a range of colleagues from other agencies

· excellent communication and organisational skills

· an ability to work on own initiative and also as an effective member of a team

21 hours per week

£12,158 per annum pro-rata which is Point 19 (£ 20263 FTE) on Scale 19-22

Funding confirmed until end March 2022

20 days Annual Leave in the first year

EYS recognises 12 public holidays per annum. Pay and allowances are pro-rata to contracted hours

Applicants should be eligible to register as a Practitioner with SSSC (e.g. HNC Early Education & Childcare or SVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development)

A full, current driving licence with own transport for business use and membership of PVG Scheme are required

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Funding Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,120 – £31,718
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 14th October 2019

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age. Established for over 50 years, we have a long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

We are delighted to introduce this brand new and unique role of Funding Manager at an exciting time of expansion of the early years sector across Scotland.

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age. Established for over 50 years, we have a long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

We are delighted to introduce this brand new and unique role of Funding Manager at an exciting time of expansion of the early years sector across Scotland.

Working collaboratively with the EYS staff team you will have responsibility for managing and developing our funding and income generation activities including financial management, reporting directly to funders and supporting other managers with reporting. You will have cross-organisational management responsibilities as an integral member of the management team and you will be a vital ambassador and advocate for Early Years Scotland.

Applicants should have proven experience in management and in securing funding from diverse sources including trusts, foundations, statutory and institutional donors. You will ideally have recent experience of a similar role with a funding organisation or not-for-profit organisation. You’ll be highly organised and a team player with the ability to problem solve, use financial and budget information and you will have superb communication skills. You will be excellent at networking and building strong relationships with stakeholders and you’ll be a strong leader, be customer-focused and have a highly professional approach to your work at all times, managing deadlines and prioritising effectively.

A full, current driving licence with own transport insured for business use and membership of PVG Scheme will be required.

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Early Years Practitioners

  • Full time
  • £20,263
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th October 2019

Could you inspire our youngest people to become the amazing citizens of the future?

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading specialist national organisation that invests in our youngest children from birth to 5 years.

To equip our youngest children to achieve and thrive in a challenging world, we need exceptional and inspirational people. These are rarely available opportunities for qualified Early Years Practitioners to work in diverse and varied settings within communities, primary schools and our own nursery settings. No two days are the same and you will meet and engage with a range of people using all your skills and knowledge in the most positive and rewarding ways.

You will be fully involved in planning, delivering and evaluating shared play and learning experiences with families and their children; supporting children’s learning and development; developing innovative play provision and fostering positive relationships between parents and children to help reduce the poverty related attainment gap.

Early Years Scotland values and supports the professional learning of its employees, and we provide a range of professional learning and practical experience opportunities that will enhance your career profile, develop your skills and knowledge in creative and unique ways, and inspire your practice at new and exciting levels.

Join us and enable generations of Scotland’s children to be the best they can be – what more is there?

  • 20 days annual leave in first year and 30 days thereafter For 44-week post, leave to be taken during school holiday periods
  • 12 public holidays per year
  • 5% employer pension contribution from 3 months’ service
  • All pay and allowances are pro-rata
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