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Pre-School Assistant

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time and Term-time only 
(As the position is term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: 9 am, Thursday 29 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Hailsham Community College Academy Trust
Battle Road
East Sussex
BN27 1DT

Phone:       01323 841468
Email:        Job.vacancies@hccat.net
Website:    www.hccat.net

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

Pre-School Assistant -  Hailsham Community College Academy Trust

Come join our thriving 2-19 all-through college on its journey towards excellence!

Our two-form entry primary phase opened in September 2019 and we have now completed our brand new state-of-the-art development on the secondary site.  New facilities include a three-storey teaching block containing 22 classrooms and SEND hub, a fully refurbished Post 16 Learning Centre and a floodlit all-weather sports pitch to complement our already extensive sporting facilities.

Hours: 37 hours per week – Term Time – Five days a week Monday to Thursday 08.15am to 16.15pm and Friday 08.15am to 15.45pm with a 30min unpaid break each day. 
Salary: Single Status Grade 3 - £18,887  (Actual pro-rated starting salary: £16,217 per annum)

We have an exciting opportunity for a pre-school assistant to join our new pre-school in October 2022. 

Our Pre-School is situated in our Primary school and has a large purpose-built space, with the capabilities for specialist care and a wide range of stimulating activities that suit early years learning. There is also a large secure outdoor space, which is purposefully shared with the reception children. This is to allow for an early years village approach to teaching.

The ideal applicant will have an NVQ2 in Childcare or equivalent with a passion for childcare, supporting children and providing exciting opportunities for learning as they prepare for school. Will be able to work closely with colleagues, to provide a safe, welcoming, purposeful, stimulating and encouraging environment both indoors and outdoors.

We can offer:

  • A new setting and an opportunity to be part of an institution from its early years
  • An academy committed to consistency and sustained improvement
  • A hardworking and dedicated team
  • A friendly and supportive atmosphere
  • A supportive Leadership Team
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • The opportunity to join our Corporate Membership to Benenden Health Care, where the Academy pays for half the membership
  • The opportunity to pay into the Local Government Pension Scheme which is one of the most generous pension schemes in the UK

To apply, please download the relevant application form from our website above, completed applications can be emailed to job.vacancies@hccat.net

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance for this Academy. We are also required by law to ensure that any prospective employee is legally entitled to live and work in the UK. You will be required to provide documentation as evidence. Other conditions of employment may apply. We are committed to equality of opportunity and positively welcome applications form all sections of the community. 

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/27452

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hailsham

  • Salary
  • £18,887 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 29/09/2022

  • Organisation
  • Hailsham Community College Academy Trust

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education