Thank you for the interest you have shown in this position and in joining Small Is Beautiful Ltd. Please find attached the following items: Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification and, Cultural Statements.
When completing your application form please pay particular attention to the Person Specification, as criteria from this will be used at the short listing stage. You should be able to demonstrate on your application form that you meet both the Job Description and the Person Specification.
PLEASE DO NOT ENCLOSE A CV – To ensure we give all candidates fair treatment, we only consider applications on our standard form. In addition, to ensure equality, we will detach your personal details before selection takes place. We follow an Equal Opportunities Policy.
SAFER RECRUITMENT – We strive to employ the very best candidates to work in our nursery with the children. In that regard, all of the essential criteria on the person specification must be met. There may be tests in this process and you may be required to undertake a working interview. We always aim to work to the very highest industry standards possible, maintaining the safety of the children at all times. We have robust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and Procedures. If you use continuation sheets for any of the sections, please number the sheets to match the numbering on the application form.
During this process your application will be thoroughly scrutinised. If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be asked questions about how to safeguard children. If there seem to be any anomalies in the information you have provided, these will be discussed. We need to be fully confident of your suitability and therefore history during selection. Applicants are expected to provide proof of their identification and at least two satisfactory references. We request to seek these references before your interview, if you are shortlisted. It is your responsibility to ensure we have your references. We will also check your suitability to work with us by obtaining an enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service). Only candidates with clear checks will be offered a position. We also ask you to complete a Disqualification Declaration Form enclosed in an envelope, which will only be opened if you are shortlisted.
If you have any queries about how to fill in the application form, please contact the Nursery Manager.
QUALIFICATIONS - If you are shortlisted for an interview please ensure you bring any certificates of qualification along with you to the interview.
Emma Tennant, Director