Lead Officer (Childcare Services) – Fife Council – Dunfermline

Fife Council

Job Details

  • These new roles are being introduced to the Childcare Services Team to support the Team Manager with the operational management and development of the services we provide.
  • You will manage, support and coach a group of Childcare Manager and their teams, who deliver our creches, out of school clubs and funded breakfast cafes.
  • You will take the lead on specific key strategic or operational aspects of the service, which may involve leading working groups or representing the team at a directorate or council wide level.
  • You will collaborate with the Team Manager to ensure all services we provide are operating to a high standard in line with legislation, best practice guidance and local policies and procedures.
  • You will be expected to travel throughout Fife to conduct visits to services as part of our quality assurance processes or to meet with individual staff teams, other professionals or children and families.
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    The Person

  • You must be educated to SCQF Level 9 which includes a Degree or equivalent such as BA Childhood Practice, or PDA Level 9 Childhood Practice.
  • As the position involves managing our creches, out of school clubs etc, you must have experience within these areas.
  • Our services are regulated by the Care Inspectorate, so you will need to have good sector knowledge, particularly around legislation, national guidance, and best practice as well as the inspection process.
  • We currently have over 250 people working within our teams, so you must have experience in the effective deployment of people, management of policies, practices, and procedures.
  • You must have experience of leading successful projects including the development of clear improvement goals as part of medium and long-term strategies.
  • You must have good customer service skills as this role involves working with a wide range of internal and external customers.
  • You will have to write reports on various topics and for different audiences so you should have clear skills in this area.
  • Before confirming your appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.

    Further Information

  • Role Profile – When preparing your supporting statement, review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria
  • How We Work Matters  – Our employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. See our behaviour framework for more information.
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  • Employee Benefits –  Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services.
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