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Childcare Assistant (Blandford) (Internal applicants only)

Salary details: £17711 - £18426

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Dorset Council
Blandford Forum
Occupational group
Salary details
£17,711 - £18,426
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Karen White
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 225521
Closing Date
08 December 2019
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Do you have an excellent rapport with children? 

Internal Dorset Council applicants only

Childcare Assistant

Full time

Blandford Children’s Centre Nursery

£17,711 - £18,426


An exciting full time opportunity has arisen for a Childcare Assistant to join our bustling Children Centre Nursery in Blandford. This position is for 37 hours per week worked across our opening hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm.

What you will be doing 

You will work as part of the childcare team to provide support and assistance to senior leaders to create and maintain a safe, secure and stimulating environment to support the care and learning of children.

About you  

You must be highly motivated and able to support the care, learning and development of our early years children from 0-5 years.

Internal vacancy 

This vacancy is being advertising internally in the first instance to employees and agency workers of Dorset Council. Where it is not possible to appoint from the existing workforce, the vacancy may subsequently be released to external candidates.

Please note that employees working within a school are not considered as internal applicants as there are no reciprocal arrangements between schools and Dorset Council for redeployment. If you apply for this position and are not an internal applicant by this description your application will not be processed. To receive regular updates on any council vacancies, open to external candidates, please register to receive email alerts.

Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

For more information about our new council visit 

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