Wellington Lions Primary Vacancies

Our ambition for Wellington Primary Schools is to provide an outstanding education for all our pupils, regardless of background or ability. As part of the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust, we are committed to providing exceptional continuous professional development in order to effectively support all staff and secure the best learning environment for our pupils. To this end, we ensure that our staff are fully resourced with access to the latest technology.

Our academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, All appointments are subject to full references and an Enhanced DBS check .


Key Worker at The Nest, Wellington Lions Primary Academy

Salary: G11 - G14, £13,453 - £13,754

Hours: 32.5 per week Term Time plus 3 weeks

Key Worker
Required for: February 2021
Salary Range: G11 - G14, £17,289 - £17,672 on Support Staff Pay Scale, FTE
Actual Salary Range: G11 - G14, £13,453 - £13,754
Working hours: 08:45-15:45, Monday - Friday, Term Time plus 3 weeks 32.5 hours per week

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen. The Nest is looking for a Key Worker to join our friendly team to work under the direction of the Nursery Manager and Team Leader. The Nest is registered to care for up to 32 children between the ages of 2 - 5 years and will be accepting government founded sessions. The opening times are 7.30 - 18:00 daily, term time. We are open for 48 weeks a year, closing for two weeks over the Christmas period and two weeks at the beginning of the Summer Holiday. During the holiday periods our sessions times may change.

The Key Worker will be part of The Nest at Wellington Lions Primary Academy, based in Tidworth and will be providing safe, high quality education and care for young children. The Key Worker will need to understand each individual child and their individual needs and have an excellent understanding of childcare / child development. They will also be responsible for any tasks delegated by the Management Team.

Duties will include:

Assisting with the planning of the curriculum; supporting the ethos of The Nest and to create a welcoming and family friendly environment; helping set up for the daily programme and to help tidy away at the end of the session; liaising closely with carers/parents and ensuring each child's needs are recognised and met; providing learning opportunities for children, offering an appropriate level of support and stimulation; keeping up to date with observation and record keeping of the children you are a keyworker to; writing a transfer record for each keyworker child when they leave the setting; completing the 2 year old assessment check.

The successful candidate must have:

A proven track record of working in a nursery or pre-school setting
A good level of education, with at least a grade 4 (C) in English and Maths at either GCSE / 'O'Level
Must be educated up to NVQ/CACHE Level 3
Good oral communication skills
Some knowledge of Autism and global development delay

The hours for the role are 35 hours per week (this includes 30 minutes unpaid break) therefore your paid hours are 32.5 per week, Monday - Friday 08:45 - 15:45, term-time plus three weeks. You might be required to work across the two sites.

If you believe you have the commitment and desire to work in an environment which values all staff as well as setting the highest standards and expectations then please apply using the Trust application form, available with more details from our website at Wellingtonprimary.org.uk
Closing date for applications is Midday on 29th January 2021, interviews will be held online via Teams week commencing the 8th February 2021.

Safeguarding Statement:
Wellington Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Please note any position that involves working with children requires a declaration of ALL convictions and cautions, regardless of whether these are deemed as 'spent'. An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences. References will be obtained before the interview, at the shortlisting stage, and will be used as part of the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one reference must be from this employment, regardless of whether this is the current employer. Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.
The campus is a no smoking site.

Closing date for all applications is Friday, 29 January 2021 at 12:30
Interviews will be held week commencing Monday, 08 February 2021

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