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Senior Early Years Educator

University of Essex

Location: Wivenhoe
Salary: £23,341 to £25,600 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 31st August 2022
Job Ref: REQ06346

Duties of the Role

We are currently recruiting for a qualified Senior Early Years Educator to join our friendly and diverse senior team at the Day Nursery. The hours of work are 38 hours per week, operational time is Monday – Friday between 8am and 6pm but you will only be required to work your 38 hours over 4 days.

Additional responsibilities include, to monitor health and safety within your room, making necessary changes to the environment if needed; ensure the smooth running of the Day Nursery rooms through effective staff delegation; host regular meetings for your team and facilitate staff training.

If you are applying for this post as a secondment you must discuss your application with your current line manager before making an application. See General Information of the attached job pack section for more details.

Qualifications and skills required:

You will have an NVQ level 3 in childcare or equivalent and have previous experience of leading a team within a childcare setting and experience of working with all age ranges under 5.  You must also have a Certificate in Paediatric First Aid, and a Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding.

You will have an understanding of Early Learning Journals and record keeping, and have the ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as on own initiative.

Due to the nature of the work, this appointment is subject to a criminal record check, known as a Disclosure. Must be able to undertake the manual aspects of the post, some of which will require physical effort.

What we offer

Benefits to working at Wivenhoe Park Day Nursery:

  • Being part of a large senior team
  • Our seniors have the flexibility to use their own ideas and initiatives to lead an outstanding environment for 0-5year olds with the support from the Deputy Manager and the Early Years Practice Manager.
  • Beautiful outdoor space with allotments, nature garden and animal garden
  • The use of online journals
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Regular free training and professional development days
  • Opportunities to progress professionally
  • Team building events and celebrations

Department

Set in the peaceful surroundings of Wivenhoe Park on our Colchester Campus, our Day Nursery offers high quality day care to children from 3 months to 5 years. We serve the local community, University staff and students.

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please email resourcing@essex.ac.uk.

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