Early Years Development Officer (Part time)

Posted on 19 April 2024
  • Directorate BHCC: Families Children & Learning
  • Salary £32076 - £36648 pro rata
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Hove Town Hall

Job Summary

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    This vacancy has closed

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    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Early Years Development Officer to join a small team providing high quality support to the city's private, voluntary and independent childcare settings

For an informal discussion, please contact Kate Scutt, Early Years Consultant, on 01273 293655  Mobile:  07584 580971

About the role

We know that high quality early years provision gives children a great start in life. Can you help us develop early years provision in the city?

You will support a range of new and established early years settings to achieve good or better inspection outcomes, to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements and to implement local and national initiatives, with a particular focus on the new early years free entitlements.

With a relevant qualification and experience of leading high quality early years practice, you’ll have particular expertise in developing provision for children who are disadvantaged, as well as having a comprehensive knowledge of statutory requirements including safeguarding and staff recruitment and retention.

The successful candidate have excellent communication skills and will join a small team committed to outstanding customer service

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Part office / part home – hybrid -  We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.

Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

Remote working with occasional attendance in the office – There is the option for the suitable candidate to choose to work mostly from home. Attendance at the office with reasonable notice would be required on occasion.  This notice would be subject to local team and service working arrangements. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.


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