Scottish Childminding Association
Scottish Childminding Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC010489

The Scottish Childminding Association is the national body representing the childminding sector.

Current vacancies

Childminding Development Officer (CDO), Community Childminding – Stirling & SB

  • Part time
  • £26,483 pro-rata
  • This post is home-based but will require some travel and attendance at meetings within the local authority areas (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). (Remote)
  • Closing 25th April 2024

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services.

For more information visit childminding.org

We are recruiting a part-time Childminding Development Officer, to support the delivery of our Community Childminding Service in Stirling and our Supported Childminding Service in Scottish Borders.

You will have an awareness and understanding of families and the support needed; an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders; as well asthe ability to identify and support training needs, as well as represent childminding locally.

The successful applicant will work alongside local authority partners such as Education and Early Years services, as well as third sector and family support organisations.

Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is essential. You should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, self-motivation, and highly developed written and oral communication skills.

Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Childminding Development Officer (CDO) - Early Learning and Childcare - Stirling

  • Part time
  • £26,483 pro-rata
  • This post is home-based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within the local authority area (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). (Remote)
  • Closing 25th April 2024

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services.

For more information visit childminding.org.

We are recruiting a part-time Childminding Development Officer, to support the involvement of childminders in the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) in Stirling. You will have an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders in funded ELC, the ability to identify and support training needs, as well as represent childminding locally.

The successful applicant will work alongside local authority partners such as Education and Early Years services, as well as third sector and family support organisations.

Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is essential. You should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, self-motivation, and highly developed written and oral communication skills.

Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Finance Coordinator (Workforce)

  • Full time
  • £26,483 – £29,058
  • Stirling (Hybrid)
  • Closing 3rd May 2024

Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future

Are you passionate about high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders, and delivering services across Scotland?

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

We are recruiting a passionate and detail-oriented Finance Coordinator to join our team and play a vital role in supporting our exciting new Workforce Programme, Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future, aimed at retaining and growing the number of childminders across Scotland.

As Finance Coordinator you will contribute to the operational management and delivery of the Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future programme finance functions. You will assist with providing financial support to the programme whilst adhering to organisational finance procedures. You will deliver effective, efficient, and accurate financial administrative support to the Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future team.

We require an excellent communicator with a strong understanding of financial principles and practices who has excellent attention to detail and accuracy. The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work, present information, and forward plan.

Initial funding is until March 2025, however this is part of a 3-year proposal with funding confirmation received on an annual basis. The post is home/office based, requiring regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling.

Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Mentor Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,830 – £31,913
  • Stirling / hybrid
  • Closing 1st April 2024

Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders, and delivering services across Scotland?

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

We are seeking a passionate Mentor Coordinator to join our team and lead our new childminder mentoring scheme, part of our exciting new Workforce Programme, Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future (SSCF), aimed at retaining and growing the numbers of childminders across Scotland.

The successful applicant will play a key role in developing and delivering the scheme, connecting experienced childminders with those seeking guidance and support. You will coordinate and support a team of mentors, matching them with mentees, ensuring effective support to childminders throughout Scotland.

The postholder is required to be skilled in project management/programme implementation. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

Initial funding is to March 2025, taking us to the end of year one - this is part of a 3-year proposal with funding confirmation received on an annual basis.

The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling).

Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Senior Childminding Development Officer (SCDO)

  • Full time
  • £27,077
  • Home based (Remote)
  • Closing 21st March 2024

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting a Senior Childminding Development Officer to help us deliver our childminding services across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will coordinate and deliver the Integrated Childminding Service in the City of Glasgow area and provide appropriate support to childminders recruited onto the service. This post may require direct contact with children and vulnerable adults. You will be adept at developing relationships, negotiating and working collaboratively with partners to achieve better outcomes for children and families, along with experience of the delivery of funded ELC hours and family support. This will be underpinned by an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders.

We require a skilled communicator with the ability to engage with others while demonstrating enthusiasm, self-motivation and focus. You will possess excellent organisational skills and be comfortable using Microsoft Office packages including Excel and Sharepoint.

Due to internal secondment this post is fixed term, with initial year one funding to March 2025, as part of a 3-year funding agreement, confirmed on an annual basis.

The post is home office based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within Glasgow (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Workforce Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,772 – £26,083
  • Stirling / hybrid
  • Closing 18th March 2024

Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders, and delivering services across Scotland?

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service.

Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

We are recruiting three Workforce Officers to help us expand the childminding workforce as part of our exciting new Workforce Programme, Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future, aimed at retaining and growing the numbers of childminders across Scotland.

The successful applicants will work to support potential new childminders by delivering a childminding recruitment model in local authority areas. You will work closely with the Workforce Manager, using SCMA’s successful childminding specific model.

The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and

occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling).

Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Top job! Workforce Manager (Retention)

  • Full time
  • £40,922 – £44,143
  • Stirling/Hybrid
  • Closing 12th March 2024

Are you passionate about high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders, and delivering services across Scotland?

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

We are recruiting a Workforce Manager (Retention) to manage the development and delivery of childminder retention pilot models in our exciting new Workforce Programme, Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future, aimed at retaining and growing the number of childminders across Scotland.

The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and managing a retention models team as well as working collaboratively with the wider SCMA team to deliver our innovative work which focuses on providing Mentoring, Funded Time Off the Floor and Quality & Learning support for childminders. You will work in close partnership with designated local authorities and wider stakeholders.

We require a skilled communicator with the ability to manage and motivate your team, demonstrating enthusiasm, self-motivation, and focus. You should have a robust understanding of childminding services, current challenges for the childminding workforce and solution focused approaches, including the ability to test and innovate.

Excellent planning, organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is essential. You should have highly developed written and oral communication skills.

Initial funding is until March 2025, however this is part of a 3-year proposal with funding confirmation received on an annual basis. The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling).

Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Administrative Assistant

  • Part time
  • £22,464 pro-rata
  • Stirling - office based.
  • Closing 27th February 2024

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for this role to help us deliver childminding services across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will assist with the co-ordination and effective delivery of our membership services.

You will provide support and assistance to members and stakeholders of the Association.

You will also be expected to provide effective and efficient administrative support to various staff and teams within SCMA.

The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work, organise information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, excellent communication and excellent organisational skills are essential.

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Area Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,922
  • Stirling, hybrid
  • Closing 19th February 2024

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting an Area Manager to help us deliver our childminding services across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will manage the effective delivery of our current Early Learning and Childcare and Community Childminding services based throughout Scotland, in addition to identifying opportunities for further growth in line with our strategy. You will be adept at developing relationships, negotiating and working with partners to achieve better outcomes for children and families. Working alongside an existing team of two Area Managers, allocation of geographical services will be agreed in collaboration with the team.

We require a skilled communicator with the ability to manage and motivate your team, demonstrating enthusiasm, self-motivation and focus. You will possess excellent organisational skills, be fluent in written reports and funding applications, as well as budget setting and reporting.

Full-time 36 hrs per week, starting salary £40,922

Due to internal secondment this post is fixed term, with initial year one funding to March 2025, as part of a 3-year funding agreement, confirmed on an annual basis.

The post is home/head office based, requiring regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling, and travel on occasion to local authority areas across Scotland as required. Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator (Workforce)

  • Full time
  • £28,830 – £31,913
  • Stirling / hybrid
  • Closing 20th February 2024

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will assist with the co-ordination, development and delivery of a quality marketing and communications campaign to support our innovative recruitment and retention models aimed at retaining and growing the number of childminders across Scotland. You will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager (Workforce) to ensure that all marketing and communications outcomes and outputs are achieved.

We are keen to attract someone with a proven ability in a Marketing & Communications environment including the production of information and marketing materials. The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, excellent communication and organisational skills are essential.

We are recruiting this post to help us expand the childminding workforce across Scotland.

Initial funding is to March 2025, taking us to the end of year one - this is part of a 3-year proposal with funding confirmation received on an annual basis.

The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Childminding Development Officer (Family Childminding Partnership)

  • Part time
  • £25,465 – £27,940 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 29th November 2023

Are you passionate about high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting a part time Childminding Development Officer (CDO) to support the delivery of our new Family Childminding Partnership service, funded by the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund, and meeting the principles of The Promise. This service aims to provide support by offering childminder placements to vulnerable families, with a particular focus on one-year olds and their siblings. This will be delivered across a number of targeted local authority areas.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 2,600 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work to support and set up targeted funded placements for children with childminders. Line managed by the Area Manager East, and building on SCMA’s successful community childminding model, as well as providing learning for the future ELC expansion to one-year olds.

You will have experience of working with families and an awareness of current support available; working collaboratively with key agencies including Early Years; an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders, as well as their training and support needs.

Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is essential. You should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, self-motivation, and highly developed written and oral communication skills.

Part-time 18 hrs per week, Salary £25,465 - £27,940 (pro rata) and we operate a contributory pension scheme which you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).

Initial funding is until March 2024, however this is part of a 3-year proposal with funding confirmation received on an annual basis. The post is home based and may require occasional travel to our Head Office in Stirling as well as central belt and wider if required.

Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Digital Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,465 – £27,940 pro-rata
  • The post is home/office based, SCMA offer hybrid working which requires weekly attendance at our head office in Stirling.
  • Closing 27th November 2023

We’re looking for a creative and proactive Digital Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator with multi-channel experience to join our small, friendly communications team. You will use your skills in digital and social media communications to enhance and grow our profile, create impact and support the delivery of SCMA’s wider marketing and communications strategy

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will coordinate digital marketing activity to deliver high profile campaigns for SCMA which align with brand values. You will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team to assist with the development of a Digital Content Strategy, review SCMA’s current social media footprint and make recommendations for its future direction.

We are keen to attract someone with a high standard of written and spoken communication including a flair for creating engaging copy with excellent storytelling skills. The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and excellent organisational skills are also required.

Part-time 18 hrs per week, Salary £25,465- £27,940 (pro rata per annum)

The post is home/office based, SCMA offer hybrid working which requires weekly attendance at our head office in Stirling.

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Training Administrator

  • Full time
  • £22,885 – £24,769
  • The post is home/office based, SCMA offer hybrid working which requires regular attendance at our head office in Stirling.
  • Closing 20th November 2023

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for this role to help us deliver childminding services across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work as part of the Learn with SCMA Team to assist with the co-ordination and effective delivery of our continuous professional learning opportunities through the implementation of our Annual Training Calendar. You will provide administrative support to childminders, trainers and staff with the delivery of our learning events, including using our bespoke database. You will also support the administration of our ITA Learning Centre status.

The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work, organise information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

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Childminding Liaison Officer – School Age Childcare (SACC)

  • Full time
  • £27,077 – £29,753
  • home based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider
  • Closing 7th September 2023

Are you passionate about high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland?

Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for this post to ensure we can raise the profile of childminders as School Age Childcare providers with both stakeholders and parents and ensuring they are included in Scottish Government’s Programme for Government ambition for the roll-out of accessible and affordable SACC.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work alongside local authority partners such as education and community services, as well as third sector and family support organisations. You will work closely with the Childminding Development Officer and Area Manager West, with the aim of increasing the understanding of how childminding works and the technical aspects of how childminders can deliver a school age childcare model.

The postholder is required to have a proven ability to work with partners, negotiate and represent childminding. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

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Childminding Development Officer – School Age Childcare (SACC)

  • Full time
  • £25,465 – £27,940
  • home based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider
  • Closing 7th September 2023

Are you passionate about high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland?

Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for this post to help us expand the childminding workforce across Scotland and support the delivery of school age childcare placements with childminders.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work to support potential new childminders by delivering a childminding recruitment model in targeted local authority areas and by setting up funded placements for school age children with childminders. You will work closely with the Childminding Liaison Officer and Area Manager West, using SCMA’s successful childminding specific models for recruitment and placements, with the aim of increasing the number of childminders across Scotland and the number of children accessing School Age Childcare with childminders.

The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work, forward plan and work well with others. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

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Digital Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,465 – £27,940 pro-rata
  • The post is home/office based, SCMA offer hybrid working which requires weekly attendance at our head office in Stirling.
  • Closing 20th June 2023

We’re looking for a creative and proactive Digital Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator with multi-channel experience to join our small, friendly communications team. You will use your skills in digital and social media communications to enhance and grow our profile, create impact and support the delivery of SCMA’s wider marketing and communications strategy

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services.

For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will coordinate digital marketing activity to deliver high profile campaigns for SCMA which align with brand values. You will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team to assist with the development of a Digital Content Strategy, review SCMA’s current social media footprint and make recommendations for its future direction.

We are keen to attract someone with a high standard of written and spoken communication including a flair for creating engaging copy with excellent storytelling skills. The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and excellent organisational skills are also required.

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Workforce Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,772 – £26,083
  • Home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling).
  • Closing 7th December 2022

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for this post to help us expand the childminding workforce across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work to support potential new childminders by delivering a childminding recruitment model in targeted local authority areas. You will work closely with the Workforce Manager, using SCMA’s successful childminding specific model, with the aim of increasing the number of childminders across Scotland.

The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Top job! Workforce Manager

  • Part time
  • £38,202 – £41,208 pro-rata
  • Home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling).
  • Closing 7th December 2022

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting a Workforce Manager to help us expand the childminding workforce across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will manage the implementation of planned and targeted childminder recruitment, based on a successful childminding specific model, increasing the number of childminders across Scotland, in partnership with key stakeholders and funders. You will line manage a Workforce Officer and work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues,

We require a skilled communicator, with enthusiasm, self-motivation and the ability to get on well with others. You will possess excellent organisational skills, be fluent in written reports and funding applications, as well as budget setting and reporting.

The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the central belt and occasionally wider (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Training Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,364 – £23,122
  • Stirling
  • Closing 29th August 2022

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland?

Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for this role to help us deliver childminding services across Scotland. The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,500 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services.

For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work as part of the Learn with SCMA Team to assist with the co-ordination and effective delivery of our continuous professional learning opportunities through the implementation of our Annual Training Calendar. You will provide administrative support to childminders, trainers and staff with the delivery of our learning events, including using our bespoke database. You will also support the administration of our ITA Learning Centre status.

The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work, organise information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

Full-time 36 hrs per week, AP2 pt 19-22 Salary £21,364-£23,122 Our head office team are currently trialling a blended working model involving a mix of office-based and home working.

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Childminding Development Officer Aberdeen City

  • Part time
  • £23,772 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 27th May 2022

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 4,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

We are recruiting a part-time Childminding Development Officer in Aberdeen to work with the Senior Childminding Development Officer in delivering childminding support services which include supporting ELC and Community Childminding alongside a particular focus on the recruitment, support and training of childminders.

You will have experience of delivering training to adults; an awareness and understanding of families

and the support needed; working collaboratively with key agencies including Early Years; and have an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders.

Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is

essential. You should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, self-motivation, and highly developed written and oral communication skills.

The posts are home-based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within the geographic area (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

Starting Salary: AP3 PT 23 £23,772 (pro rata) and we operate a contributory pension scheme which

you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).

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The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 4,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

We are recruiting a part-time Childminding Development Officer in Glasgow (18 hours post), to support the delivery of community childminding services in that area.

You will have experience of delivering training to adults; an awareness and understanding of families

and the support needed; working collaboratively with key agencies including Early Years: and have an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders.

Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is

essential. You should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, self-motivation, and highly developed written and oral communication skills.

The post is home-based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within the geographic area (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

Starting Salary: AP3 PT 23 £23,772 (pro rata) and we operate a contributory pension scheme which

you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).

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Top job! Professional Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £38,202 – £41,208
  • Stirling - home/head office based
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting a Professional Learning Manager and this new position presents an exciting opportunity to play a key role in helping us to deliver our new 3-year strategy and future ambitions.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,200 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and services for members including continuing professional learning (CPL) as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will contribute to the development and implementation of our CPL strategy, linked to the delivery of our wider organisational strategy. We are looking for someone who has significant experience and understanding of professional learning within an early learning/childcare environment and has the drive and enthusiasm to work with us on the next stage of our CPL journey. You will be motivated, able to forward plan, work at pace and be passionate about bringing learning to life for childminders, ensuring they have the knowledge and understanding to deliver high quality childcare.

We require a skilled communicator with a solution-focused approach and an ability to get on well with others and be a valued member of #Team SCMA.

The post is home/head office based, days to be agreed. Some travel within the central belt may be required and occasionally wider as restrictions allow. Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Professional Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,211 – £39,060
  • Home/head office based
  • Closing 12th January 2022

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting a Professional Learning Manager and this new position presents an exciting opportunity to play a key role in helping us to deliver our new 3-year strategy and future ambitions.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,200 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and services for members including continuing professional learning (CPL) as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will contribute to the development and implementation of our CPL strategy, linked to the delivery of our wider organisational strategy. We are looking for someone who has significant experience and understanding of professional learning within an early learning/childcare environment and has the drive and enthusiasm to work with us on the next stage of our journey. You will be motivated, able to forward plan, work at pace and be passionate about bringing learning to life for childminders.

We require a skilled communicator with a solution-focused approach and an ability to get on well with others and be a valued member of #Team SCMA.

The post is home/head office based, days to be agreed. Some travel within the central belt may be required and occasionally wider as restrictions allow. Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

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Services Finance Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,533 – £24,724
  • Most SCMA staff are currently remotely working from home due to COVID-19, however this role may develop into a blended working model involving a mix of office-based and home working.
  • Closing 1st November 2021

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for this post to support our services and be part of our finance team.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,500 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

As Services Finance Co-ordinator you will contribute to the operational management and delivery of the organisation’s finance functions. You will assist with providing financial support to the organisation in line with the finance procedures. You will provide effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative support to local and national services. This role will also involve providing support to our internal teams including the Finance Team.

The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work, present information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

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Childminding and Membership Support Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,533 – £24,724 pro-rata
  • Stirling (home/office based)
  • Closing 20th September 2021

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for this post to help us deliver childminding services across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,500 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work to support potential and new entrants to the childminding workforce. You will provide support to SCMA members with their professional practice needs at all career stages particularly in areas where we do not have local staff. You will also contribute to developing the quality, effectiveness and professionalism of Childminding by supporting new and existing childminders in line with our organisational strategy.

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Database And Membership Administrator (office based)

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,917
  • Stirling
  • Closing 20th September 2021

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for this post to help us deliver childminding services across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,500 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

As Database and Membership Administrator you will co-ordinate and assist with maintaining and developing SCMA’s ECMS (database and website) in line with our organisational needs. You will also be involved in providing an effective and efficient administrative support service to our members. This role will involve providing support to our internal teams including Marketing and Communications.

Most SCMA staff are currently remotely working from home due to COVID-19, however this role may develop into a blended working model involving a mix of office-based and home working.

The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work, organise information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

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Administrative Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,917
  • Blended home and office working in Stirling
  • Closing 26th July 2021

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for these posts to help us deliver childminding services across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,500 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

As Administrative Assistant you will co-ordinate an effective and efficient administrative support service for members, potential childminders and others interested in childminding. You will provide administrative support to the Corporate Services Team including being involved in supporting our membership, HR and finance functions.

This post requires proven ability to prioritise work, organise information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

Most SCMA staff are currently remotely working from home due to COVID-19, however these roles may develop into a blended working model involving a mix of office-based and home working.

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Training Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,533 – £24,724
  • Blended home and office working in Stirling
  • Closing 19th July 2021

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting for these posts to help us deliver childminding services across Scotland.

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,500 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work as part of the Learn with SCMA Team to co-ordinate and plan the effective delivery of our continuous professional learning opportunities through the development of our Annual Training Calendar.

You will provide support and assistance to childminders, trainers and staff with the delivery of our learning events. You will also support compliance with the requirements of our SQA and ITA Learning Centre status.

This post requires proven ability to prioritise work, organise information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

Most SCMA staff are currently remotely working from home due to COVID-19, however these roles may develop into a blended working model involving a mix of office-based and home working.

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Childminding Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,533
  • covering Stirling and Mid Lothian
  • Closing 12th May 2021

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 4,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

We are recruiting a full-time Childminding Development Officer, covering Stirling and Mid Lothian, to support the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare childminding services across both areas.

You will have experience of delivering training to adults; an awareness and understanding of ELC expansion and funded hours; family support; collaborative working with key agencies including Early Years; alongside an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders.

Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is essential. You should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, self-motivation, and highly developed written and oral communication skills.

The post is home-based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within the geographic areas when current restrictions are lifted (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

Starting Salary: AP3 PT 23 £22,533 and we operate a contributory pension scheme which you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).

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Childminding Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,310 pro-rata
  • Covering West Lothian and Falkirk
  • Closing 24th March 2021

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 4,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. For more information visit childminding.org

We are recruiting a part-time Childminding Development Officer, covering West Lothian (10 hours) and Falkirk (8 hours), to support the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare childminding services in the respective areas.

You will have experience of delivering training to adults; an awareness and understanding of ELC expansion and funded hours; family support; collaborative working with key agencies including Early Years; alongside an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders.

Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is

essential. You should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, self-motivation, and highly developed written and oral communication skills.

The post is home-based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within the geographic areas when current restrictions are lifted (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

Starting Salary: AP3 PT 23 £22,310 (pro rata) and we operate a contributory pension scheme which

you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).

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