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Deputy Nursery Manager - 25 Hours per week working Monday to Friday

Student & Academic Services

Location:  Stoke campus
Salary:   £20,675 to £23,754 per annum pro rata
Tenure:  Part time Working 25 Hours Per Week
Release Date:  Monday 06 January 2020
Closing Date:   Monday 20 January 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 05 February 2020
Reference:  SAAS19-05

This post is part time, working 25 hours per week. Hours of work will usually be 5 hours per day Monday to Friday between the hours of 07:50 - 18:00 although some weekend work will be required to cover open days.

Staffordshire University is on a journey to become the foremost modern higher education institution in the UK, with an international reputation for excellence, and we are looking for inspirational and effective people to take us to the next stage.

In 2018 we broke in to the World University rankings for the first time and were named as a top 50 UK university by the Guardian. The quality of our student experience has placed us in the top 10 for teaching quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and in 2019  we achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

You can join us at a time when we begin the next step of our transformation journey. The new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

We are a university of and for our community: local, national and global. If you share our values and have the skills to deliver our vision, we want to hear from you.

Our future is bright, how about yours?

We are very proud of our nursery at the university, especially as the nursery team have ensured that we are rated as outstanding by Ofsted, ensuring that our little people are in the safest of hands.
We presently have an exciting opportunity at Staffordshire University Nursery as Deputy Nursery Manager.

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Highly motivated colleague in Early Years, the successful candidate will possess the drive to continue with professional training and development.
  • As a key member of the Childcare Management team acting as a positive role model to practitioners and supporting the Head of Childcare and Nursery Manager in the delivery and maintenance of an outstanding service. 
  • The ability to work on your own initiative, managing and organising your own workload to ensure you fulfil the key functions of the role. 
  • Skills required to undertake nursery administration and financial tasks such as; invoicing, offering of nursery places and newsletters.
  • Minimum of a level three Early Years qualification and have knowledge and experience in EYFS requirements particularly legal ratios, Safeguarding and Health and Safety legislation.
  • Flexible approach, a positive attitude and the ability to build positive constructive working relationships with children, colleagues, parents, students and other professionals as appropriate.

This post is part time, working 25 hours per week. Hours of work will usually be 5 hours per day Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.50am - 6.00pm although some weekend work will be required to cover open days.

We are located opposite Stoke on Trent rail station and there are local stops around the university to all the major connecting bus routes around the city.

If you want to be a part of our bright future and those of the children and parents that we work with, then now is the time to join an outstanding nursery.

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days, pro rata
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

At the University we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the University at a senior level.

To apply, you will be required to complete an online application form and submit a copy of your CV quoting the relevant reference number for the role you are applying for.

Please note: All correspondence at each stage of the process for employment within Staffordshire University will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please ensure you check your emails regularly. Please check your junk / spam email folders for any further communication from us.



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