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Early Years Practioner

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£27,228 - £28,725 FTE or £23,812 PTE
Opossum Federation
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
36 hours per week. 1 FTE TTO.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/02/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Opportunities at Opossum Federation

At Opossum, we believe that all pupils deserve high quality education which engages, inspires and challenges; so that everyone meets their full potential. We strive to create safe and happy learning environments which promote independence and high expectations of all. We are committed to providing opportunities which promote open mindedness, empathy and celebration of the rich and diverse communities which we serve; so that everyone is able to contribute positively to society. We are dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices so that our pupils develop physically, emotionally and morally. We are determined that our pupils will be successful and will leave us as confident, highly educated members of the community.


We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Early Years Practitioners to join our team as soon as possible.


Salary:  Scale 6 point 18 - 21 (£27,228– £28,725) pro rata equating to £23,812.


Monday to Friday – 36 hours per week, 8.15am – 4.30pm, Term Time Only


 We are looking for someone with:

  • A positive outlook who is able to ensure the children are at the heart of all your actions
  • A passion for early years teaching and empowering children to reach their maximum potential
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
    • Excellent ICT competency in all Microsoft Packages and a working knowledge of Apple systems.
    • Excellent organisational skills
    • Ability to use own initiative and work as part of a team
    • Ability to work in a highly pressured environment to meet demands and deadlines
    • Willingness to work flexibly


To download an application pack, please visit either of our website at Please submit all completed Applications to Raihana Patel at


Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered.


Closing dates for applications: Friday 14th February 2020 – 12.00 noon


Interviews will be held W/C:  Monday 2nd March 2020


All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and Satisfactory References and candidates are required to submit a self – disclosure form with their application.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.