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Nursery Assistant at Hilltop Primary Academy - Term Time

Skills for Life Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F22-323-S
  • Posted:30/11/2023
  • Pay:NJC Grade D2 Point 04 - 11 (£7,835 - £8,806)
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:12/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed.

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Nursery Assistant at Hilltop Primary Academy

NJC Grade D2 Points 04 -11 (£7,835 - £8,806 per annum)
FTE – (£23,114 – £25,979)

Hours: 15 Hours Per Week, 38 Weeks Per Year (Term Time Only)
Required from: January 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the new nursery facility at Hilltop Primary Academy. You must be willing to work collaboratively within a small team, have great communication skills and able to work in partnership with parents. Ideally you will have a minimum of Level 2 Early Years Childcare qualification and knowledge/understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, however this is not essential as training can be given. If you have the ability to create a happy and secure environment in which children can develop confidence and grow as individuals then please apply!

Hilltop is an oversubscribed two form entry school which has the benefit of a large playing field and a heated indoor swimming pool. The Academy is part of the Skills for Life Trust where there are two Secondary Schools and three Primary Schools.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide a safe and nurturing environment for children
• Implement age-appropriate activities that promote cognitive, social and emotional development
• Monitor and record children’s progress
• Collaborate with parents/carers and communicate effectively regarding children’s progress and needs

• Level 02 / 03 - Early Years Childcare
• Knowledge/understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Patience, empathy and a genuine love for working with children
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team

We encourage applications from those who may not meet all elements of the person specification, as the Trust are keen advocates of staff training and development.

Amongst the many benefits of working within the Trust you will receive;

• Skills for Life Trust values
• Free Private Healthcare Cover
• Care First – Employee Assistance Programme
• Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
• Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
• A supportive environment
• Free Flu Vaccination
• Flexible working
• Timetabled and purposeful CPD
• Secure car parking
• Access to the National College*

*The National College provides engaging CPD in a high-quality video format on the latest practice, policy and research, working with some of the leading experts in education.
If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call the HR Department on 01634 861596 or email hr@sflt.org.uk who can arrange this for you.

For more information on the Skills for Life Trust please visit our website at: www.sflt.org.uk

Closing Date: 12th December 2023. We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Information about the trust

The Skills for Life Trust, is an established Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which comprises of two secondary academies and three primary academies: Greenacre Academy, Walderslade Girls’ School, Warren Wood Primary Academy, Hilltop Primary Academy and Chantry Community Academy.

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted and encouraged. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions.

We are also dedicated to ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals under its care. This commitment to safeguarding is shared by all academies within the Trust, as we strive to promote the welfare of our pupils. We require all staff and volunteers to uphold this commitment, and we therefore implement a thorough recruitment process across all academies that aligns with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines. This process includes conducting online checks on shortlisted candidates and all employment offers are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and where applicable a prohibition from teaching check.

The Trust is also committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of school life. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other characteristic. We celebrate the diversity of our school community and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, safe and able to achieve their full potential. We believe that this approach not only supports our students to achieve their best, but also prepares them for life in a diverse and interconnected world. If you share our commitment to equality and diversity, we welcome your application to join our team.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Manager
  • Address:157 Walderslade Road,
    ME5 0LP
  • Telephone: 01634 861596
  • Email: hr@sflt.org.uk



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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.