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Cardiff Council

Creche Assistants
Job Category: Education - Professional/Support
Contract type: Temporary
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Education & Lifelong Learning
Grade: Grade 2 plus living wage
Salary: £16,626 - £17,007
Closing date: 29/05/2018

This salary is subject to the Living Wage supplement which brings pay rates up to £8.75 per hour (scp 6 – 10 only). This supplement will be reviewed in April 2019 and thereafter annually in April.  Cardiff Council reserves the right to make any changes to, or removal of, the Living Wage supplement.

Flying Start is a Welsh Government initiative aimed at making a decisive difference to the life chances of children under 4 years in identified areas of Cardiff.

These posts will support the delivery of crèche provision for Flying Start Parenting, Nutrition and Speech and Language groups in various community venues in identified Flying Start areas.

Successful candidates will contribute to the planning of suitable activities and welcoming environments to engage children in play; providing stimulating activities that are age and stage appropriate and demonstrating warmth and empathy with those experiencing separation anxiety.

Candidates will develop and maintain effective relationships with customers and monitor and evaluate sessions to both support children's development and make improvements to meet the needs of service users.

These posts require a full valid driving license and access to own car in order to travel flexibly to sessions delivered in community venues across Cardiff. The ability to speak Welsh is highly desirable.

Candidates should complete applications considering the Council’s Behaviour Competencies document and the levels required for the posts.

For further information, contact Rachel Everett 07875 548267.

These posts are full time (37 hours per week) for term time plus 3 weeks a year.

These posts are subject to Welsh Government funding for Flying Start and are temporary until 31st March 2019. Subject to funding, the posts may be extended for a maximum of 2 years.

Flying Start is a Welsh Government funded project – this funding currently runs to March 31st 2019.

These posts are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Director/ Assistant Director/ Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body. 

These posts are suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.








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