Early Years Key Worker

Hilltop Infant School, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC2548-90 Position Type: Early Years Pay Range: Band 2, point 3 to 5
Position Start Date: 13/06/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 05/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

Job Description

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Pre-School Early Years Key Worker - 38 weeks per year plus INSET days (39 working weeks per year)

Hours of work -15 hours per week. 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday

SalaryBanding - Band 2, point 3 to 5

Salary Range - Actual Salary (level 3 qualification) from £6,724.98 to £6,987.79 (Full time equivalent £19,524 to £20,287 including fringe allowance)

Hilltots Pre-School who are based on site with Hilltop Infant School, are looking to recruit an EYKW, ideally qualified to Level 3.

The successful candidate will be experienced and thrive in the day-to-daysetting of a pre-school.

The successful applicant will:

  • Provide a stimulating and safe environment for children in which they can develop to their full potential;
  • Supervise children in various activities;
  • Establish positive relationships with children and their parent/carer;
  • Promote an inclusive and acceptance for all children, including those with special needs;
  • Monitor and record children's activities, progress and development;
  • Record detailed observations;
  • Assist children with snack time, including the preparation of food, assisting with eating and clearing up.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Educated to at least Level 2, ideally level 3 in Childcare;
  • Child protection and safeguarding legislation and procedures;
  • Basic First Aid;
  • Knowledge of child development.

We can offer you:

  • a CPD entitlement with purposeful training
  • the opportunity to work with our lovely children and our school community
  • supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils
  • a highly effective learning environment
  • a responsive and involved leadership team

For more information on the role and to arrange a virtual tour of the school please contact Jane Robinson, Head of School.

It is very important that you complete the application in full, particularly section F which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address. Incomplete application forms will not be considered. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we have enough applications to shortlist, therefore we advise that you do not delay applying.

We reserve the right to amend the closing date for this vacancy.

About HEARTS Academy Trust

HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.

This post advertised is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered 'protected' and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:


All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.

HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants

HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex.

Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils' learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.

All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk.

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.

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview.

We can offer you: an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including Trust-wide twilights throughout the year a two-week October half term supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils a highly effective learning environment a responsive and involved leadership team an 80/20% teaching model (all teachers receive an additional 10% non-contact (PPA) time each week as part of Trust policy) a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Jane Robinson
Hilltop Infant School
Hill Avenue, Wickford
Essex, SS11 8LT
Telephone: 01268 762531
Email: v.adkins@heartsacademy.uk

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