Assistant Service Manager

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Childcare Practitioner to join our team as an Assistant Service Manager.

This is a full time and permanent role with a salary of £28,355.00 per year.

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Your qualifications and experience:
The successful candidate must hold an SCQF level 7 and be working towards level 9 in Early Years & Childcare. They must also have at least 2 years post qualifying experience in an early learning and childcare setting or similar.

The Role:
The successful candidate will be expected to deliver high quality early learning and childcare for children, they will be expected to support the Service Manager and the existing team.

The Setting:
Strathisla Children’s Centre is a custom built ELC setting and part of the charity Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS). FCSS is unique in that parents are able to book childcare by the hour, pay as they go and change their bookings each week. This flexible childcare model helps save families money on their childcare while supporting them back into education and employment; helping to distance the whole family from poverty.

Our Vision:
At Flexible Childcare Services Scotland, our vision is simple; to enable every child, family, and community to access the individual early learning support and childcare services they need to thrive.

Our Values:
Developed in consultation with our board, our team and the families we support, our values represent the promises we make to our people and the people we support, and how we aim to achieve their hopes, expectations and aspirations. They are:

  • People First – Our people; the children and families we support, our team, the communities we work with, our partners and funders; are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Flexible – As an organisation we are flexible and responsive – remaining adaptable to the needs of the families and stakeholders we support. Our model is bold and innovative, disrupting the norm and offering greater choice and opportunities to families.
  • Nurturing – We provide a nurturing and caring environment, demonstrating compassion, respect and empathy at all times.
  • Education – We are committed to provide the best learning and development opportunities, helping everyone to progress to the next step on their learning journey.
  • Accessible – We aim to make our services as accessible and inclusive as possible. Our team are approachable, trustworthy and friendly and will work together to provide a supportive and welcoming environment.
  • Quality – Above all we are committed to delivering high quality services. We are passionate about our work, dedicated to the children and families we support and determined to deliver the best possible service for the communities that rely on us.

If you share in our vision and values and you’d like to take the next step on your career journey, apply now!

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Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £28,355.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • Monday to Friday