Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you have experience of working as part of an effective team in a childcare environment?
Do you have a level 3 childcare qualification?
Do you have a strong working knowledge of the EYFS and child development?
If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.
We are looking for a level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner to work in our Workplace Nursery. We cater for 28 children, based across two rooms (0-2’s and 2-5’s). This role will be predominantly based in the 2-5’s room with the requirement to work flexibly across the nursery if needed. You will work as a part of a Buddy group as a Key Person, working closely with parents to meet the individual needs of children.
Working hours to be covered are 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday, 5pm on Friday (total of 37.25 hours per week).
What we are looking for
We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Early Years Practitioner to join our small, friendly nursery team. The ideal candidate will have a level 3 qualification (or higher) in childcare and experience of working in a childcare setting.
They will have excellent verbal and written communication including fluency in English. A current paediatric first aid certificate and food hygiene certificate would be desirable but not essential.
This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our children and families, to act as key contributor to the care, learning and development, working with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields.
In addition to this we also offer:
• Competitive salary and pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave plus 8 public holidays (annual leave entitlement raises to 30 days after 5 years service).
• Commitment to staff training including two closure days a year for whole team training and development.
• Free access to an Employee Assistance Programme – Investment in staff wellbeing.
• Other benefits include Discounted Gym memberships, cycle to work scheme, transport discounts
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Please note this is a re-advertisement & previous applicants need not apply.
How to apply
As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Preferred candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check).
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.