Early Years Advisor
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Early Years Advisor (with SEND specialism) to join the team in a home-based role.
Position: Early Years Advisor
Location: Home based with requirement to attend head office (Huddersfield) on a monthly basis and a requirement to travel across the UK
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Salary: Band D (£26,790 - £31,000)
Duration: Temp to December 2022
Benefits: Include 25 days paid holiday (rising to 29 days with service increments) plus 8 bank holiday, Personal Pension Scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Online Discount Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Awards Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Flexible working patterns
Closing Date: Monday 15th March
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 22nd March via Zoom
The Early Years Advisor will use their in-depth knowledge of the EYFS to develop and occasionally deliver services and provide advice and support on issues relating to childcare. They will be responsible for the high quality development of products in line with the organisations mission to promote quality in early years. The successful candidate will specialise in SEND.
As Early Years Advisor you will:
- Work with internal teams and other Early Years Advisors to support the development and delivery of products and services including the delivery of training to the early year’s sector in the UK
- Advise and support trustees, policy committees, senior management team and colleagues on policy issues and strategies relating to the childcare sector including (but not limited to) safeguarding, inspection, quality improvement
- Support policy and media work across England, Wales and Scotland advising on policy issues and contributing to consultation responses
- Advise and support childcare providers via a number of channels including, member helpline, website, newsletters, briefing papers, blogs and events, and contribute to the development of content to support the sector
- Develop training and products which support settings to implement the SEND Code Practice.
- Develop training and products which support practitioners in early years’ settings to improve their inclusive practice and which promote effective care, learning, and high quality provision in early years’ settings.
To apply for this post you’ll need:
- Degree level qualification or equivalent in early years
- Excellent training and communication skills, both written and oral
- First-hand experience of leading the EYFS in an early years setting
- Deep understanding of the EYFS statutory framework and other legislation relevant to the sector, including health and safety legislation, safeguarding and best practice
- First-hand experience of leading SEND and inclusion within an early years setting and a thorough understanding of the SEND code of practice
- To be flexible to allow for occasional travel and some evening and weekend work
- Qualification in SEND and/or recent professional development
To apply you will be asked to submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role.
About the Organisation
The organisation is a national charity and membership association specifically for nurseries. They work in partnership with nurseries, local authorities, national government and a range of partners to develop an environment in which early learning and care can flourish.
The organisation is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is actively opposed to discrimination in society.
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