Thursday, 24 August 2017

Scottish Government’s plans for the expansion of Early Learning & Childcare


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EXPERIENCED CHILDCARE CENTRE MANAGER - Bright Horizons-closing date 15 September

BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDCARE CENTRE

POSITION:   EXPERIENCED CHILDCARE CENTRE MANAGER

Bright Horizons Childcare Centre is looking for a dynamic, professional, experienced Manager to lead and work with our Management Team, 24 Early Years Practitioners and other staff members.  You will be expected to also work closely with the Officer In Charge (OIC) and Board of Trustees in order to continue the ongoing success of the Centre.  The Centre is extremely busy and provides care to and for 120 children between the ages of 12 weeks and 5 years on a daily basis for 48 weeks of the year.  The Centre also provides well-attended before and after school clubs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Your key responsibilities’ will include:

·         Ensuring all of the children are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment
·         Ensuring all curriculum processes are completed in line with the Curriculum for Excellence and Pre-birth to Three Curriculum
·         Ensuring the Centre is compliant with all regulatory matters in line with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and Care Inspectorate
·         Engaging with parents and carers in order to promote play experiences
·         Managing all records appertaining to all business elements of the Childcare Centre

QUALIFICATIONS

You must either be:

·         Qualified to a Degree level in Childhood Practice or
·         Have a level 3 or 4 in Early Years Childcare and Education and be willing to undertake and complete the Degree in Childhood Practice within your first 5 years of employment, with the Board of Trustees contributing 50% towards the cost of your degree

EXPERIENCE

You must have:

·         A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a managerial and/or lead practitioners role
·         Experience of managing a staff team
·         A sound knowledge and understanding of the Curriculum of Excellence
·         Experience of working with parents and carers
·         IT experience in word and excel

SALARY AND LEAVE ENTITLEMENT

You will work 38 hrs per week, be granted 4 weeks (20 days annual leave) and 8 public/bank holidays and receive statutory sick leave.  The annual salary will be approximately £24k gross per annum. 



TO APPLY

Please send, via post, a covering letter and your CV to:

Mrs Kate Corps
Finance and Office Manager
Bright Horizons Childcare Centre
Leuchars Station (Army)
Leuchars
Fife
Scotland
KY16 0JX

For more information regarding the position, please contact the Centre Manager, Mrs Ruth Hughes, on 01334 857753.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Closing date for applications is 5 pm on 15 Sep 2017.  Interviews will be concluded by 20 Oct 17, with the successful applicant assuming employment between 6 Nov 17 and 8 Jan 18 by mutual agreement.











Thursday, 10 August 2017

Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the gov.uk website here

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFAs Stepping Stone Homes based in both the North East and the South of England provide short-term supported accommodation, help and advice to female service or ex-serving personnel, the female spouses or partners of serving or ex-serving personnel, and their dependent children.

Support is also provided to women without children or whose children may be living elsewhere temporarily, those seeking accommodation due to welfare needs, and Foreign & Commonwealth cases. The above list is not exhaustive. Each case will be considered individually.

Our homes provide a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as it takes the resident to get back on their feet. From our clean and well-maintained communal spaces to private areas for each resident to make their own, we make our houses like home for however long the resident is with us.

The schemes are also registered with local authorities as refuges for those fleeing domestic abuse and, as such, their locations are not to be disclosed to the public. Referrals can be made via the email addresses below:
North - Longside House : longside@ssafa.org.uk South - Gildea House: gildea@ssafa.org.uk Head of Housing: Amanda Deakin on Amanda.d@ssafa.org.uk

Stepping Stone Homes Link here

Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the gov.uk website

Here