Vacancy for Early Years Practitioner – Temporary until 20/07/2018                            

POST:                                           Early Years Practitioner – Temporary until 20/07/2018

CONTRACT:                                 26 hours per week

STARTING SALARY:                   Grade E Pt 13-19 £16,491 – £18,746 (full time equivalent)


The post is a fixed term contract until 20/7/2018

The Governors are looking to appoint a highly-motivated and committed Early Years Practitioner as a temporary post until 20th July 2018.

The post is for 26 hours per week Tuesday to Friday 9.00 - 3.30pm term time only.                   

CLOSING DATE:                   

Completed application forms should reach the school no later than 3.00pm on Wednesday 25th April 2018

INTERVIEW DATE:               Friday 27th April 2018 – times to be confirmed

START DATE:                       ASAP – Subject to DBS & Medical clearance 

To apply for this post, interested applicants should download and complete a Gloucestershire County Council application form below and return it by email to or in hard copy to Mrs Mary King-Stokes, Acting Headteacher, Battledown Centre for Children and Families, Harp Hill, Battledown, Cheltenham, GL52 6PZ.

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs as a means of application.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Vacancies at our school will be advertised here and on the Gloucestershire County Council website.

We may also publish vacancies in the local press and, for Leadership Roles, the Times Educational Supplement.


At Battledown we have several volunteers who help children to play and learn in class and at activities such as Riding, swimming and Forest School.

All volunteers receive basic training on how we work at Battledown and additional training that is specific to the children they work with. This is an opportunity for you to meet new people and share your skills with others.

If you think you would like to support children play and learn and are interested in:

  • Messy Play
  • Drop-in groups
  • Riding
  • Forest School
  • Swimming

If you think you have others skills to offer like:

  • Light gardening
  • Fundraising
  • Grant/bid writing

If you are over 16 and think you would like to help will you please download our starter pack.

Contact Jane Davis for more information on 01242 525472 or email

Please note an Enhanced DBS Clearance and photo ID will be required for any volunteer.