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Nursery Assistant
  • Employer: Skills for Life Trust
  • Reference: HT/22/220384
  • Published: Wed 23/11/2022, 11:21 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 06/12/2022, 16:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: NJC Grade D2 points 4-11 – £16,759 - £19,025 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Rochester, Kent, Kent

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Nursery Assistant

Nursery Assistant – Hilltop Primary Academy

NJC Grade D2 points 4-11 – £16,759 - £19,025 per annum 

Hours: 35 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (Term Time only)

Required from: Mid-December 2022

Location: Hilltop Primary Academy

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the new nursery facility at Hilltop Primary Academy.  Opening in January 2023, we are looking to recruit a nursery assistant who will be an important part of our team helping to ensure the nursery is ready to welcome the new pupils in January.  You must be willing to work collaboratively within a small team, have great communication skills and able to work in partnership with parents.  Ideally you will have a minimum of Level 2 Early Years Childcare qualification and knowledge/understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage, however this is not essential as training can be given.  If you have the ability to create a happy and secure environment in which children can develop confidence and grow as individuals then please apply!

Hilltop is an oversubscribed two form entry school which has the benefit of a large playing field and a heated indoor swimming pool. The Academy is part of the Skills for Life Trust where there are two Secondary Schools and three Primary Schools.

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted, encouraged and led by our CEO, Mr Andy Reese. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions. As part of the Skills for Life Trust you will be involved in collaborative working across the primary and secondary settings.

We encourage applications from those who may not meet all elements of the person specification, as the Trust are keen advocates of staff training and development.

Amongst the many benefits of working within the Trust you will receive;

  • Skills for Life Trust values
  • Free Private Healthcare Cover
  • Care First – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • A supportive environment
  • Free Flu Vaccination
  • Flexible working
  • Timetabled and purposeful CPD
  • Secure car parking
  • Access to the National College*

*The National College provides engaging CPD in a high quality video format on the latest practice, policy and research, working with some of the leading experts in education.

Please check out this video for more information about Hilltop Academy

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please call the HR Department on 01634 861596 ext: 336 or email who can arrange this for you.

The Skills for Life Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check) and the receipt of two satisfactory references.

In accordance with the statutory guidance laid out in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 para 221 we will undertake an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of the due diligence checks. These searches are necessary for the Trust to meet its statutory/ safeguarding obligations and to uphold the reputation of the Trust.  

The online searches the Trust may carry out includes searches of internet search engines, websites and social media platforms. Applicants are not required to provide account passwords or grant the school access to private social media accounts.  

In carrying out online searches, the Trust will be looking for publicly available information about the applicant that may be relevant to their suitability to work with children and/or may have an impact on the Trust’s reputation.           

Where possible, this check will be conducted by someone not involved with the interview process. Any pertinent information found will be passed to the interview panel and may be discussed with the candidate at interview stage.  

The information generated from online searches, notes of the shortlisting panel and details of the scoring will be retained for six months from the appointment date in line with the Trust’s document retention schedule. Documents will be securely disposed of.

For more information on the Skills for Life Trust and to view our current vacancies please visit:

Closing Date: 6th December 2022. We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.