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Childcare Officer

Estates & Facilities - Business Support (Estates & Facilities)

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £22,427 to £26,399 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Tuesday 04 October 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0292-22-R2
Further details:    Job Description    

The University of Sunderland is a truly life-changing university. We've been providing higher education in the city since 1901, and we're proud to be an innovative, accessible and inspirational university. We're a global institution offering life-changing opportunities to thousands of students across the world, in our partner colleges and in our four main sites at Sunderland, London and Hong Kong. In Sunderland we have our City Campus, which is at the centre of our modern city, and the University’s impressive riverside campus is only a mile away. Estates and Facilities provide a childcare service to staff, students and the local community.

We are offering a rare opportunity for the right person to join an established team and childcare service. We are looking to appoint an experienced childcare officer to provide outstanding care and education for children aged from birth to 5 years.
We are seeking to employ a highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative individual who has a passion for the Early Years. We require applicants to have a level 3 or above qualification in childcare and education. All applicants will require a DBS prior to starting.

The successful applicant will be required to be responsible alongside other Childcare Officers for the provision of high-quality childcare and education to children from birth to five years. You should have a basic ability to use a computer and software to carry out the roles and responsibilities of a key person including observations and assessments of individual key children ensuring that children’s individual needs are met.

You will have the ability to work independently and creatively, using own initiative and provide a warm, friendly, professional and supportive environment for children, parents and staff as well as be able to demonstrate an outstanding knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum, the welfare requirements and the development of children from birth to five years.

The position will require you to play a full role in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum and ensure all required Ofsted, University and Service Policy, procedures and practices are implemented.

For more information please contact the Childcare management team 0191 5152286 or e-mail childcare@sunderland.ac.uk.

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The University of Sunderland has been awarded the Time/ Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion for 2021, follow the link below to see why!

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The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’.


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