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Early Years Practioner

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Vacancy Summary
Opossum Federation
£23,812 pr rata
Opossum Federation
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week. TTO.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
31/05/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

 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 in September 2019

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 31st May 2019 – 12.00 noon

Interviews will be held W/C Monday 10th June 2019

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.