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Nursery Assistant (part time)

Job title Nursery Assistant (part time)

Department Westwood Nursery

Salary Starting from £20,400, rising to £21,197

(pro rata)

Grade Grade 3

Placed on Thursday 22 September 2022

Closing date Thursday 06 October 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference JS9859

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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 on a permanent, part time basis working 29.2 hours per week, (FTE 0.8). 

About us:

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 welcome everyone by supporting individual needs, abilities and interests.

The Nursery opening times are between 08.30 am - 17.45 pm, Monday - Friday.

About you:

You 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 childcare qualifications in accordance with Ofsted an advantage but not essential.

An enhanced Disclosure Baring Service (DBS) clearance will be required for this post.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Pauline Young, however, please ensure that you submit your application through the University website. We are open to flexible working requests, please detail your preferred hours on your application form.

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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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 may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.