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Senior Early Years Practitioner - QMUL17960

Department: Estates & Facilities - Nursery
Salary: Starting salary will be £31,145pa (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL17960
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 11-Apr-2019
Closing date: 26-Apr-2019

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Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 25,000 students, 4,500 staff and an annual turnover of £428m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London, we are the only London University able to offer a completely integrated residential campus, with a 2,000- bed student village at our Mile End home.


The Directorate is one of the largest departments within Queen Mary, University of London and is committed to supporting and promoting student wellbeing at the College. For more information on the Directorate of Estates, Facilities and Capital Development, please visit the website: Estates and Facilities.


We are looking for a Senior Practitioner to undertake the day-to-day running of their designated room: The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing a small team of Practitioners and helping to ensure that their jobs are done to the highest possible standard, to model good practice and be someone who has the ability to inspire and motivate others in a team environment. As a key person you will be required to plan activities and experiences for the children based on their needs and interests, to keep children’s records and oversee those of their team to ensure quality.  To safeguard that all policies and procedures within the nursery are adhered to, including that effective health and safety procedures are carried out in the room and the outside environment.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in Childcare, experience of working within a senior nursery position, experience as a Room Leader or Acting Room Leader, in addition to a good knowledge of the EYFS.


The post is full time and permanent. Starting salary will be £31,145 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro rata), pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


To apply for these positions or to see full job details including a job description, person specification and application form please visit and search for reference QMUL17960.


The closing date for all applications is 26 April 2019.

 Interviews will take place shortly after the closing date.


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