Our youngest citizens need YOU! 

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

£20,263 FTE (Point 19 on Scale 19-22); hourly rate £11.13

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


Closing date for applications:  Monday 2 December 2019                  

Interviews: Tuesday 10 December 2019

*Please note: This is a re-advertised post, previous applicants need not apply as they will automatically be re-considered.*

Application forms and full post information can be downloaded at http://www.earlyyearsscotland.org/news/job-vacancies/.  Only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered so please do not send CVs.  Completed applications should be returned, electronically where possible, to:  recruitment@earlyyearsscotland.org  or  by post marked ‘confidential’ to HR, Early Years Scotland, 23 Granville Street, Glasgow G3 7EE

For more information, or to request an application pack by email or post, please phone Gail Squires on 0141 221 4148 or email recruitment@earlyyearsscotland.org .

Early Years Scotland is an equal opportunities employer