London Early Years Foundation

Head of Operations

City of Westminster, London (Greater)
£60,000 - £70,000 per annum + benefits
06 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Operations

London – Pimlico

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum

Are you a resilient and outcome orientated professional with a passion for delivering quality childcare? Are you looking for a role that will challenge you but also provide you with work satisfaction?

About us:

London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) is London’s largest childcare social enterprise with over 100 years’ experience educating and caring for children across London. We are a not-for-profit and give free places to a nearly half of our families so that children from all backgrounds can enjoy early years learning and care.

Our ambition is to ‘Change the world one child at a time’ we believe the experiences children have before age five set them up for the rest of their lives. By giving children a high-quality education, supporting parents to work, creating jobs for young people through our apprenticeship programme and campaigning for fair early years policies; we are helping whole communities to thrive now and in the future.

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Executive Management Team as the new Head of Operations. Based at our central office in Pimlico, Westminster you will report into our CEO, June O’Sullivan. You will have up to 5 direct reports; our Area Operations Managers. Your role will be accountable for the implementation, execution and sustainability of a cohesive operations strategy. As the new Head of Operations, you will be responsible for all aspects of service operations and accountable for delivering the economic, financial and social impact goals, which are in line with LEYF mission and values. The role will require you to develop and maintain key relationships with internal and external stakeholders and regulatory authorities.

About you:

You will be a confident and influential leader with an excellent track record of achieving targets in business and who can demonstrate an excellent understanding and knowledge in; Safeguarding, Compliance, Quality and Regulatory Framework Inc. Ofsted, HSE, EYPF Framework. To be considered for this role you will be required have worked at a senior level in Early Years/ Child Care and hold a qualification in Early Years/ Child Care, you will also need to hold a formal higher qualification, a degree related to the responsibility of the role would be desirable. A strong business awareness, acumen and business execution is essential to be successful. As part of the Executive Management Team, you will be expected to problem-solve, engage across a wide range of relationships and commit to continuous self-development.


LEYF offer an excellent benefits package to all employees’ including 50% off child care, 7% employer contribution pension and life assurance, just to mention a few.

How to apply:

To express your interest, please send your CV and a cover letter to explaining why you feel you would be the right candidate for the job. Or, request a call back for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 24th July 2017 at midnight.