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Job Title Early Years Development Officer - Temporary (12 months or upon return of substantive post holder whichever is sooner)
Job reference SESS137
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade SCP 26-28
Pay From: £32,909 per annum To: £34,723 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 28 March 2023
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A Early Years Development Officer in[Early Years Quality and Inclusion/Early Years HUB

Job Purpose

· To provide advice, support and training to Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) settings, childminders and Out of School (wraparound care) in order to fulfil the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage

· To provide advice, support and training to out of school providers in order to fulfil requirements of the childcare register.

· To identify, assess and monitor childminders and out of school providers judged less than ‘good’ or those at risk of receiving an Ofsted outcome less than ‘good’.

· To provide advice, guidance (e.g., signpost to relevant services to childminders and out of school providers in order to ensure that disadvantaged children and/or children with SEND are identified and supported early and make good progress in their learning and development.

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This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity

St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here

St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.

All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

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Application Form - Disclosure.pdf
Job Description.pdf
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