Senior Early Years Officer Vacancy

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The City of Edinburgh Council are recruiting a Senior Early Years Office based at Hailesland Early Years Centre.

The post is permanent, working full-time 36 hours per week with a salary of £32,123 – £38,340 per year.


Purpose of Job

To assist the Head of Establishment with the management, co-ordination and development of a needs-led responsive service for children 0-8 years old. To ensure services are inclusive and meet the needs and maximise the potential of these children and their families.

Major Tasks

The SEYO will take part in the management, co-ordination and development of an establishment.

Co-ordinate the admissions procedures by taking initial referrals from families and other professionals, making assessments of needs and admissions decisions. Chair admissions groups where appropriate taking a lead role to ensure service provision and prioritising need.

Manage the staff team, providing professional support, supervision and leadership to staff and manage the establishment in the absence of the Head of Establishment.

Plan and deliver the pre-birth to three and pre-school curriculum directly to children and dependent on the needs of the establishment be counted in the staff child ratio.

Undertake GIRFEC assessments of need and ensure that services in the Child’s plan are delivered in an integrated way.

Work in partnership with parents in a range of ways including facilitating parenting groups Providing advice and guidance to promote confidence and independence. Liaise with other staff and organisations to ensure that individual children are kept safe and input to the development of appropriate care packages.

Ensure that a good standard of professional practice is maintained, achieving high quality standards of care and service, within the establishment, outreach and community based services.


You can read the full job description and apply for the post online here. The closing date for applications is Thursday 22 September 2022.

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