Early Years Practitioner - Maternity Cover

Closed 28/08/2019

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The Role

Sheffield University ’Students’ Union Nursery provides early year’s provision for children aged 6 months to 5 years old, offering high quality teaching and learning experiences, delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and registered with Ofsted.

The Nursery has 64 childcare places per session and is located close to the University campus with excellent transport links.

We are looking to recruit a qualified Early Years Practitioner who will deliver the EYFS curriculum and be responsible for child development via recording, assessment and planning.  You will also be expected to work with families to build open and professional partnerships.

You will have a minimum level 3 qualification in child care and 1 years’ experience of working with children outside of your childcare training.  You should have strong communication skills and be able to interact positively with children to create an excellent learning environment.

A satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance will be required for this role.

This role will be to cover a current staff member's maternity. We expect the end date of this role to be in March/April 2020.

Please click here for the Job Description and Person Specification.

Working at the Students' Union

Here at the Sheffield Student’s Union we employ excellent staff.  Our staff follow behaviours which have been developed in line with our organisational strategy for staff to aspire to.  

Some of the key behaviours we look for in our workforce are:

  • Delivers service excellence
  • Communicates effectively and works as a collaborative team
  • Builds strong working relationships 
  • Demonstrates social responsibility, recognises ethical and environmental working and complies with legal requirements
  • Creates and maintains a ‘can do’ culture
  • Demonstrates financial awareness and optimises the use of resources
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrates effective decision-making and problem-solving           

We welcome applications from those who feel they possess these key behaviours

Your Benefits

You will work in an exciting and progressive environment and enjoy great staff benefits: 

  • Generous holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme and cycle hub 
  • The opportunity to buy or sell annual leave
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Discounted Sports Sheffield Gym Membership 
  • Well being Programme
  • NUS Card

Salary: £17,553 - £20,651 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Fridays on a rota between 8am -6pm)

Closing date: Wednesday 28th August at 11:45pm

Interviews: Tuesday 3rd September

Start date: As soon as possible

Sheffield Students' Union welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.