Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health

Nursery Assistant - Maternity Cover (32.5 hours)


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.
The Nursery is open all year round except for Bank Holidays and a one-week closure during the Christmas period.
A post has arisen for a four-day week temporary Nursery Assistant to cover maternity leave. Applicants should ideally have experience of working with young children under the age of five years in an early years setting. The successful candidate will be expected to work 8.30 - 5.45 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 8.30 - 5.15 on Fridays (with a one-hour unpaid lunch break each full day worked), totalling 32.5 hours per week. The successful candidate must be willing to work with all age groups across nursery.
This post is to cover Maternity Leave and may be available for up to one year.

Salary is £13,924 per annum - £8.24 per hour. (£17,459 FTE)
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB Disclosure) is required.
On applying please quote reference NA-ZM-TE.

Full details of the position can be found here.
Closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 23rd January 2018.
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The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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