Positive jobs at Red Bus

A love of children. A passion for working in childcare. Outdoor provision linked with Forest Schools. Caring. Professional Team players. Great communicator.  Experienced….does this describe YOU? 

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School means nothing without a dedicated, professional team of staff, passionate about childcare. We go beyond what is the ‘norm’, employing a highly qualified team of practitioners, many of them parents themselves, totally committed to ensuring each child has the best experience. We interview a lot of people and only a small proportion of them are employed by us, we employ the best!

Here are just some of the benefits of working at Red Bus!

£ Competitive salaries
Employer contribution to pension scheme
Full time positions hours are 40 per week on a shift basis
28 days holiday per annum (including Bank & Public Holidays)
Uniforms provided at no cost
Easy to park
Childcare discount for staff
Staff discount scheme (Sainsburys, New Look, Pizza Hut, Cinema tickets and lots more!)
Refer a friend bonus
Training

We invest time and resources into our staff by accessing first class training opportunities and we actively encourage staff to continue their professional development to keep their love of learning alive and to feed into our continuous improvement of the setting.

Red Bus is committed to our responsibilities and requirements for safeguarding, this post is exempt from The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as the position involves working within the close proximity of young children. The post holder will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please be aware should you be invited for an interview at Red Bus you are required to read our safeguarding policy. Please follow the appropriate link below for more information.

Safeguarding Policy statement

At Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School we work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life.
One of the underlying principles of The Children Act 1989 is that the welfare of the child is paramount at all times. As nursery staff we have a responsibility and a duty to help protect and safeguard the children at all times whilst in our care.
Children attending nursery have a right to feel safe, and staff working within the nursery have a responsibility to act promptly on any concerns they may have regarding a child’s welfare and wellbeing, working in partnership with parents and carers.
This policy reads in conjunction with the South West Child Protection Procedures, available electronically on www.swcpp.org.uk and information available on the Safeguarding Children Board website: www.South glos.gov.uk/safeguarding.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICIES REMOVED ON A TEMPORARY BASIS WHILE WE ARE REVIEWING THEM. 

 

Promoting Equality, Inclusion & Valuing Diversity policy statement

At Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School we will ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children. We recognise that children and their families come from diverse backgrounds. All families have needs and values that arise from their social and economic, ethnic and cultural or religious backgrounds.  Children grow up in diverse family structures that include two parent and single parent families; some children have two parents of the same sex. Some children have close links with extended families of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins while others may be more removed from close kin or may live with other relatives or foster carers. Some children have needs that arise from disability or impairment or may have parents that are affected by disability or impairment.

Confidentiality policy statement

At Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School Staff and Managers can be said to have a ‘confidential relationship’ with families. It is our intention to respect the privacy of children and their parents and carers, while ensuring that they access high quality early years care and education in our setting. We aim to ensure that all parents and carers can share their information in the confidence that it will only be used to enhance the welfare of their children. There are record keeping systems in place that meet legal requirements; means of storing and sharing that information take place within the framework of the Data Protection Act and the Human Rights Act.

 

Red Bus Nursery Job Application Form

All available vacancies will be displayed below.

If after reading the job description you think you are the right person for the role available please fill in our application form and send to the email address stated below.

Don’t forget to add the position you are applying for!

 

Vacancies at Red Bus Coombe Dingle

Recruitment for Coombe Dingle

The Coombe Dingle Nursery opened in 2011 and started the Red Bus journey. It is a fantastic purposely designed setting with no compromises on internal and external space. Spacious, free flowing, bright and very welcoming, internally the setting retains wonderful character, from interestingly shaped windows to beautiful ceilings. In April 2018, we gained the outstanding rating with Ofsted.

“Managers ensure that all staff are highly trained and that they all implement health and safety practices and policies rigorously. The managers monitor staff performance exceptionally well. There are very impressive opportunities for staff to undertake a wide range of further professional development. These significantly raise the quality of provision and have an excellent impact on outcomes for children”

-Awarded ‘OUTSTANDING’ – Ofsted, April 2018

Our current vacancies:  

Practitioner Nursery (Permanent Position)

Full Time – (40 hours per week between the hours of 7.30-18.30 all year round)

Our Nursery Unit can have up to 37 children a day between the ages of  3 months – 2.5 years. You would be a key person to a group of children and would carry out planning, observations and assessments for this group. We are looking for a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in childcare and education.

Salary dependent upon experience

 

Practitioner Pre-School Unit (Permanent Position)

Full Time – (40 hours per week between the hours of 7.30-18.30 all year round)

Our Pre-School Unit can have up to 56 children a day between the ages of 3 and 5. You would be a key person to a group of children and would carry out planning, observations and assessments for this group. We are looking for a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in childcare and education.

Salary dependent upon experience

 

 

Job Descriptions; 

Nursery Practitioner Job Description

 

Fill out an application form and email it to joinus@redbusnursery.co.uk

Or post to Laura Bromage –  Nursery Manager

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School
Westbury Lane
Coombe Dingle
Bristol, BS9 2PR

 

Vacancies at Red Bus Downend

Recruitment for Downend

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School opened their second Nursery in Downend in June 2015 and has grown very quickly, it offers amazing childcare and a unique learning and education programme to children aged 3 months -5 years, all within a stunning listed building. In September 2017, we gained the outstanding rating with Ofsted.

“The inspirational leadership team empowers passionate staff, who provide an uncompromising commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes for children. Staff feel highly valued and motivated, for example, the monthly ‘smile award’ recognises determination and hard work.”

-Awarded ‘OUTSTANDING’ – Ofsted, September 2017

Our current vacancies:  

Unit Manager (Permanent Position)

Full Time – (40 hours per week between the hours of 7.30-18.30 all year round)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, bubbly and dynamic Unit Manager working with children over the age of 2!

You would be a key person to a group of children and would carry out planning, observations and assessments for this group. We are looking for a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in childcare and education and management experience is essential.

Please see above for some of the benefits of working for Red Bus!

Salary dependent upon experience

 

Practitioner (Permanent Position)

Full Time – (40 hours per week between the hours of 7.30-18.30 all year round)

You would be a key person to a group of children and would carry out planning, observations and assessments for this group. We are looking for a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in childcare and education.

Salary dependent upon experience

 

Job Descriptions; 

Unit Manager Job Description (under review)

Nursery Practitioner Job Description

 

Please email your application to joinus@redbusnursery.co.uk

Or post to Sarah Line – Nursery Manager

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School
Wendover House, 170 Downend Road
Downend
Bristol, BS16 5EB

0117 379 0937

Vacancies at Red Bus HQ

Recruitment for Red Bus HQ

Our current vacancies:  

Estates Manager / Facilities Manager / Head of Estates

  • Full Time – 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday
  • Up to £30,000 per annum
  • Private Medical cover

 

Role Purpose

 

To work as part of the dynamic Red Bus team delivering quality, well maintained, compliant, secure, fit for purpose buildings, internal infrastructure and grounds to the operating nurseries. This will involve owning and managing all related policies.
As a key member of the Red Bus management team, the Estates Manager is responsible to the Managing Director and will work closely with the Head of Operations and operational management team who are very proactive and have a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver an outstanding service.
To deliver the safest and best possible environment to Red Bus to support the Red Bus approach of providing excellent facilities for children and staff.
To effectively manage the take on of all new sites to bring under Red Bus policies, ensuring sites are ready for occupation to agreed timescale.
To maintain effective records to evidence compliance to Red Bus policies.

 

Person Description

 

Essential Work Experience
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Lead role in H&S
  • Hands on experience of delivering solutions
  • Management of suppliers
  • Project delivery experience
Desirable Work Experience
  • Experience within the Nursery or Education sector
  • Multi-site experience
  • New site set up
Essential Qualifications & Skills
  • H&S training or qualification
  • Understanding of how buildings work and the services involved
  • Proven experience of working effectively as part of a Team
  • Excellent communicator
  • Clean driving licence
Desirable Qualifications & Skills
  •  NEBOSH/IOSH or other relevant H&S qualification
  • Knowledge or experience of delivering within the government ‘Essential school maintenance’ framework or similar
  • Facilities Management training and/or qualification
  • Project Management training and/or qualification

 

 

 

 

People Lead / HR Support

  • Full Time – 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday
  • Up to £25,000 per annum

Role Purpose

To work as part of the dynamic and passionate Red Bus team delivering high quality administration and proactive management of everything ‘people’ related at Red Bus.

A key role within the organisation as Red Bus build a platform of excellence for all staff. As the first role of this type in an organisation with over 100 staff, this person will be responsible to the Managing Director, working closely with the Head of Operations and operational management team who are very proactive and have a ‘can do’ attitude to deliver an outstanding service.
A key part of this role is to implement Red Bus people policy and procedures and manage the Red Bus staffing function in line with the Red Bus ethos of putting staff first, supporting the Red Bus management team on all HR matters.
This role incorporates all things people and will have no limitations in development opportunities and growth up to HR Manager and beyond.

Person Description

Essential Work Experience

  • Working in a HR role of some kind for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Detailed HR admin.
  • Understanding of generalist HR policies and procedures.
  • Working as part of a team and standalone.
  • Other business work experience generally.

Essential Qualifications & Skills

  • Preferable to have achieved or studying towards a Level 3 CIPD qualification.
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel Word and Powerpoint.
  • Excellent administration skills.
  • Excellent written work.
  • Team player.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Clear communicator, both written and orally.
  • Must be organised, accurate, thorough, and able to monitor work for quality.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction.
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality.

Desirable Qualifications & Skills

  • Graduate
  • Use of different people management systems

 

Job Descriptions; 

Estates Manager Job Description

People Lead Job Description

 

Please send your CV to Liz at  liz@redbusnursery.co.uk

Or post to Red Bus HQ

Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School
Wendover House, 170 Downend Road
Downend
Bristol, BS16 5EB