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Play Worker

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Marsh Hill & Perry Beeches Nursery Schools 275 Marsh Hill Birmingham B23 7HG
Salary
£22,366 to £22,737 pro rata Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
24 Jun 2024
Reference
JOB001669

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Job Details

Start date: 1 September 2024

Marsh Hill & Perry Beeches Nursery Schools
275 Marsh Hill
Birmingham
B23 7HG
Telephone number: 0121 464 3090

Contact email: enquiry@marshiln.bham.sch.uk

Contract type: Fixed term from 1 September 2024 to 31 August 2025  

Marsh Hill & Perry Beeches Nursery Schools now have a federated governing board with one head teacher; sharing good practice across both settings.

Marsh Hill Nursery School, Marsh Hill, Erdington, B23 7HG
Website 
TEL- 0121 464 3090 enquiry@marshiln.bham.sch.uk

Perry Beeches Nursery, 254 Beeches Road, Birmingham B42 2PX
Website 
TEL- 0121 360 2199 enquiry@perrybn.bham.sch.uk

Executive Head Teacher – Mrs Helen Masaun

Level 1 Play workers
We are looking to appoint three Play Workers. These posts will require flexibility and you may be required to work at either settings.

Post 1 Play Worker – 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm)
Post 2 Play Worker – 20 hours per week (Monday to Friday 11.00am to 3:00pm)
Post 3 Play Worker – 32.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm)

We are looking for someone who is ambitious, prepared to work hard, use their initiative and share our high aspirations for our school. At our last two Ofsted Inspections (December 2013, May 2018 and February 2024) we were graded as “OUTSTANDING” in every single aspect of the inspection. “The achievement of all children is outstanding. Regardless of starting points or any barriers to learning, each child receives the care and support they need to make excellent progress.”
Birmingham City Council has been selected to become one of 20 Local Authorities to offer a Financial Incentive Pilot (FIP) grant. This provides new recruits with £1000 “Golden Hello payment” after Tax and National Insurance. Term & Conditions apply. The incentive is for anyone new in the early years sector or returning to the sector after 6 months.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.  

How to apply

Please download the attached application form and return back to enquiry@marshiln.bham.sch.uk or 275 Marsh Hill, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 7HG

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

BCC is a Living Wage employer 

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.
 

 

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
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