Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

Nursery Assistant - Full Time


The Babraham Institute is a charity which is world renowned for its research in life sciences to enhance lives and improve wellbeing.
Babraham Nursery was opened in September 1990 and operates from a large house situated in a quiet corner of a residential area in the grounds of the Institute. It has a large enclosed garden with climbing frame, pathways and grassed areas. It accommodates up to ninety children on the Early Years register aged from 6 weeks to 5 years throughout the year and operates a separate after-school club and holiday club for school-aged children during the holidays at the local school.
There is a large team of Nursery Nurses and Nursery Assistants who care for the children as well as staff who provide the meals and administrative support.  A Senior Nursery Nurse leads each of the four base rooms supported by the Deputy Managers and Head of Nursery.  We also have two cleaners who carry out regular daily cleaning.
A post has arisen for a full time Nursery Assistant to join the Babraham Nursery. Applicants should ideally have experience of working with young children under the age of five years in an early year’s environment. The successful candidate must be willing to work with all age groups across nursery.
The hours for this post are 40.75 hours per week; 8.30am - 5.45pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am - 5.15pm on Friday with an unpaid hour for lunch each day.
The Nursery is open all year round except for Bank Holidays and a one-week closure during the Christmas period, therefore this post is to work throughout the whole year, including the school holidays.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB Disclosure) is required.

Starting salary is £17,459 per annum.

Full details of the position can be found here.
On applying please quote reference NA-ZM-TE.
Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 21st March 2018. However we reserve the right to close the vacancy early depending on the volume of applications received.
All shortlisted candidates will be required to arrange an informal visit to the Nursery as part of the interview process.
The Babraham Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award and is committed to promoting and developing a culture of excellence, diversity and mutual respect that supports the Institute’s ambitions and attracts highly motivated and talented people.
The Babraham Institute is a Disability Confident Employer and has a positive approach to employing disabled people.
The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

As you will see, the person specification states the minimum knowledge, experience and skills required by the Institute to enable the person to do this job. When you are completing the application form you should remember that it will be used in assessing who should be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Please refer to the person specification and state your reasons for applying for the post, relating your knowledge, experience and skills gained either through work or voluntary activities, to the requirements of the job. If you wish to attach a c.v. or supplementary information please feel free to do so. To ensure no conflict of interest may arise, please indicate on your completed application whether or not you are related to any current member of Institute staff.

The Babraham Institute aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. The Babraham Institute welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Unless the nature of the work demands it, you will not be asked to disclose convictions which are 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Having an 'unspent' conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).

However, all vacancies within our Nursery are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the positions entail working with children.

The Babraham Institute is continually trying to find ways to reduce its administrative costs, as such we have made the decision not to write to those candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. Therefore, please be aware that if you have not heard from us within one month of the closing date, you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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