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We’re looking for Childcare Practitioners

Come and join our team…

There are many job opportunities within our Out of School Club which are all key in supporting our children and young people to access a quality play experience.

We have three key jobs which are essential to the successful delivery of Out of School Clubs.

A Childcare Practitioner’s main role is to support children and young people to take part in a wide range of play-based activities.  This is likely to include arts and crafts, sports, outdoor play and outings.

Although a qualification is desirable, we can support you to gain a relevant qualification such as an SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People).

We also have job opportunities for Childcare Practitioners to work on a casual basis across Fife. These opportunities are advertised on a monthly basis on Fife Council's Recruitment Site at

To find out more, have a look at the Childcare Practitioner Role Profile.

Senior Childcare Practitioners are highly skilled, able to do all the roles of a Childcare Practitioner and also able to lead the team, take responsibility for the service on a day-to-day basis, and fill in when the manager is absent.

This role requires supervisory experience, and you must already hold a relevant childcare qualification such as SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People).

To find out more, have a look at the Senior Childcare Practitioner Role Profile.

The Childcare Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of a group of out of school clubs.

The role involves leading and managing a team of practitioners and senior practitioners, monitoring and developling the quality of the service, while working with other Childcare Managers to ensure the smooth running of the service.

To find out more, have a look at the Childcare Manager Role Profile.

You can apply for a job with us through Fife Council’s Recruitment Site at

Fife Council has a strong reputation as a reliable and responsible employer offering an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities. If you need to travel for work, we can provide pool cars or pay travel expenses so you are not out of pocket.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer paying the Scottish Local Government Living Wage and we guarantee that you will earn more than the National Minimum Wage regardless of the role you choose!

Fife Council also offers a range of employee benefits including:

Discounts – through national and local discount providers.

Financial wellbeing –  we help staff look after their financial wellbeing with options to boost pension as well as affordable loans through our partner providers.

Lifestyle benefits – we offer a Cycle Scheme, Technology Scheme and Microsoft Home Use Programme.

Buying annual leave – a scheme which allows staff to buy additional annual leave.

Long service awards – we recognise staff who have long service with local government.