Vacancies for: Nursery Practitioner and Dragonflies Group Worker

Nursery Practitioner

FSN is now recruiting for a


St. Nicks Nursery, St. Leonard’s on Sea

Salary £12,054 per annum, plus holiday pay £1,391 totalling £13,445 per annum

37 hours per week, term time (38 weeks)

*Successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All candidates must have:

A minimum Level 3 in Childcare

Experience in a chldcare setting

Good up to date knowledge of EYFS

Your role will inlcude:

Ensuring high standars of care and education of all children, in accordance with statutory requirement.

Contributing to the planning, monitoring, evaluation and development of the nursery

Working as part of a team to offer quality play and learning experiences for children

 Closing Date: Thursday 3rd May 2019– 5pm

Interviews: Wednesday 9th May 2019

 Download an application form together with a Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form from our website:

 FSN aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 Registered Charity No. 208446

 FSN is committed to safeguarding and  promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this Commitment in every aspect of their work.


Dragonflies Group Worker

Thanks to the National Lottery Fund FSN is pleased to offer the following vacancy  
Dragonflies Group Worker 

20 hours per week – Term –Time (41 weeks)

To be worked over 4-5 days - £ 9,573 per annum, 

plus £1,105 holiday pay, totalling £10,678

Funding until October 2023

FSN is seeking to appoint a highly motivated person to work in the specialist area of childhood bereavement. The successful applicant will have proven skills in developing, planning and delivering peer group support sessions for children and young people, together with the ability to support and work with families.


It is expected that the post holder will have the ability to liaise with other professionals and agencies in order to ensure Dragonflies is well promoted and accessible to all. In additional the post holder must be able to assist in the recruitment and ongoing support of volunteers.


The project requires a group leader, for the Hastings area. The group worker will deliver the project in local schools and community venues across the designated areas.  Hours will be flexible, occasional weekend or evening sessions will be required.


The post holder will have proven experience in working with vulnerable children and young people as well as supporting families and either have knowledge of bereavement or be willing to be trained. Experience of supporting, involving and working alongside volunteers is essential.


Closing date: Friday 3rd May 2019– 12pm

Interviews: Wednesday 8th May 2019


For a Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form please download an application form from our website;

or telephone Jackie Earl on 01424 423683, extension 20,


or write to:The Fellowship of St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas Centre,

66 London Road, St. Leonards on Sea TN37 6AS.

 FSN aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 


Registered Charity 208446

FSN is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment in every aspect of their work


"I started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started a Level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!"

- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer

2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

"I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends"

- My Time Now young people's comments

I just want to thank everyone at FSN who have made the last two years so amazing. I have learnt so much and met so many inspiring people. The work you do with the community truly changes lives, as it changed mine. The courses you provide have led me into employment and given me the skills to create a life for myself.
I will continue to sing your praises to those that I meet and tell people about the amazing work that you do and hope that FSN thrives for many years to come. I know you'll touch many lives as you did mine.

- FSN Volunteer

I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer