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Nursery Assistant

Job title Nursery Assistant

Department Westwood Nursery

Salary Starting from £19,209, rising to £20,092

Grade Grade 3

Placed on Monday 13 June 2022

Closing date Monday 27 June 2022

Reference JS9535

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Westwood Nursery at the University of Bath are seeking to appoint a dedicated, hard-working and creative Nursery Assistant to join our team full time (36.5 hours per week) on a permanent basis commencing July 2022.

Graded Outstanding by Ofsted, Westwood Nursery provides 48 places for children aged 6 months to 5 years. We aim to provide accessible, high-quality childcare for children of students, staff and the local community. We provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment where children learn and develop to their full potential and we welcome everyone by supporting individual needs, abilities and interests.

Our ideal candidate should be a good team player with sound communication and organisation skills. You should have an understanding of the EYFS curriculum with the ability to support the development of our children. Good oral and written skills are essential. Relevant qualifications in childcare and Education in accordance with Ofsted requirements would be an advantage.

The Nursery opening times are between 08.30 am - 17.45 pm, Monday - Friday. An enhanced Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) clearance will be required for this post.

For an informal discussion about this role, please email Pauline Young on However please ensure that you submit your application through the University website.

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work.

We recognise the commitment, achievements and talents of our workforce through our offering of initiatives and benefits, including (but not limited to):

  • Generous employer pension contributions
  • 36 days holiday (annual leave, discretionary days and bank holidays) (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • A flexible working environment
  • A commitment to personal and professional development
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Employee discount scheme

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.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

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 the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.