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Job Ref No. ECC2548-60 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 2 Point 4 (new scales)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/05/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: TBA  

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Room Leader for Hilltots at Hilltop Infant School - New pay award April 2019

September start but early start available for the right candidate

36 hours per week, term time plus 5 non-pupil days

Actual salary £15,735 (FTE £18,426 + £609 fringe)

This is an exciting opportunity to be a key person in our new pre-school, Hilltots. Hilltots is fully integrated into Hilltops Infant School, an outstanding school in Wickford, and the new setting is key to the planned growth of HEARTS Academy Trust. We seek to appoint an enthusiastic, committed Room Leader to lead a friendly and professional team. The applicant must be able to lead a team through a collaborative approach and have a very good understanding of the EYFS.

Leadership experience is required, though this may be your first experience as a Room Leader in a Nursery. Applicants must be qualified to at least level 3. The successful applicant should be enthusiastic, passionate and hardworking. In return we offer the support of the school and Trust staff and a range of CPD experiences.

We offer the successful candidate:

  • The opportunity to work with our lovely children
  • A responsive and involved leadership team
  • A CPD entitlement for all staff
  • Supportive colleagues who want the best possible opportunities for children
  • A constantly improving learning environment

The new setting opened in January 2019 and already children have enjoyed being part of the Hilltop community.

Visits can be arranged by contacting Vikki Adkins at or 01268 762531. Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience. Please email your completed application form to, or submit your application online via

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the School

Hilltop Infant School is an outstanding school that has children at the heart. We are well served by transport links and are close to major road networks.

The HEARTS Academy Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar consists of 184 contact days, 5 non-pupil days and high quality additional continuous professional development for the equivalent of 6 days.

Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibition from teaching check and references prior to interview.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Penny Partridge
Hilltop Infant School
Hill Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8LT
Telephone: 01268 762531