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Early Years Assistant


Early Years Assistant

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Organization: Oxfam GB

Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Oxford


Occupational Groups:

Human Resources

Closing Date: 2022-04-19

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have experience of working in a childcare environment?

Would you like the flexibility of working across the different age groups 0-2’s and 2-4’s?

Do you want to join an ‘Outstanding’ nursery team, working 9am to 5pm?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you

The Role

Oxfam GB is looking for an Early Years Assistant who can work flexibly across the nursery, supporting staff to care for and educate key groups of children, sometimes in the absence of their key person.

This role is contracted for three days a week (21 hours), but additional hours may be available on an ad hoc basis.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone who will be able to work as part of our friendly, professional and dedicated team to provide high standards of care and attention while also providing a stimulating, varied environment. Ideally applicants will have a level two (or higher) qualification in childcare and a genuine interest in working with and helping the development of young children.

They will have experience of working in a childcare setting and will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, including fluency in English.

Unqualified applications will also be considered if they show experience of working in a childcare setting.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our children and families, to act as key contributor to the care, learning and development, working with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields.

We offer a small nursery environment, with consistent working hours (9am to 5pm), open for 50 weeks of the year. 25 days holiday (rising with length of service) plus all bank holidays. Onsite parking and secure bike storage.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

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