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Nursery Room Leader (fixed-term role)

Job title Nursery Room Leader (fixed-term role)

Department Westwood Nursery

Salary Starting from £25,138, rising to £28,759

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Tuesday 12 September 2023

Closing date Tuesday 26 September 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC10868R

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Are you someone who is passionate about early years education and enjoys leading a team in an environment that sparks curiosity, creativity, and confidence?

We have a really exciting opportunity for someone looking to step into a key leadership role within our Ofsted-rated "Outstanding" nursery setting.

About the role

As Nursery Room Leader, you will be at the heart of our nursery, leading by example and contributing to the growth and development of our young children. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Inspiring Excellence: Enable an environment where each child flourishes, ensuring their individual needs are met and their progress celebrated.
  • Guiding a Team: Lead, mentor, and motivate a team of dedicated people, nurturing their talents and fostering a collaborative atmosphere.
  • EYFS: You’ll get to collaborate with colleagues to design engaging and innovative activities for our young children
  • Networking: Interact with parents, ensuring open communication and involvement in their child's educational journey.

What we're looking for in you:

  • A creative thinker with the ability to design and implement captivating activities that cater to diverse learning styles.
  • Demonstrated experience in an early year’s setting, with proven leadership capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build rapport with children, parents, and colleagues.
  • A commitment to safeguarding our children, ensuring their care and education are second to none.
  • Hold a relevant childcare qualification (minimum Level 3) and a clear passion for early years education.

What You'll Gain:

  • Career Growth: The chance to further your career in a nurturing environment that values your professional development.
  • Impact: Make a lasting impact on the lives of young children, setting them on a path of lifelong learning.
  • Support: Benefit from a collaborative team, ongoing training, and a leadership structure

About us

We're a nursery that sits at the heart of the University of Bath providing care for the children of our students, staff, and local residents. Safety, care, and inspiration are really important to us as our nursery is where children's potential is encouraged and celebrated. Every unique need, ability, and interest is welcomed here.

If you’re currently working as a Room Leader or have experience in early years, looking to take that next step into leadership, this is a great opportunity to join us on a fixed term basis to cover parental leave until March 2024.

Additional information

Please contact Pauline Young, Childcare Services Manager, on for an informal discussion about the role.

An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring (DBS) check is required

What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.