Deputy Nursery Manager
Deputy Nursery Manager - Burnt Oak Leisure Centre, Barnet
We're looking for a Deputy Nursery Manager to work alongside the nursery manger and a team of highly-qualified nursery staff at the brand new Better Nursery based in Burnt Oak, Barnet.
This role is required for 40 hours per week to work shift patterns when the nursery is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday (some occasional weekend working may also be required if there is an open day). Better Nurseries are operated by GLL, the UK's largest leisure provider and charitable social enterprise. The nursery is registered to look after 58 children and babies and aims to create a safe, fun and stimulating environment through play, learning and use of the great facilities available at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre. The emphasis at the nursery will be around physical activity and the children will get to experience the sporting facilities within the leisure centre such as football, tennis, badminton and gymnastics as part of the nursery programme.
The Deputy Manager is a key role that will support the day-to-day running of the nursery and assist the Nursery Manager with administrative duties associated with the management of the nursery, such as maintaining records on children and families, ordering equipment, maintaining processes, keeping personnel records and maintaining effective methods of communication with children, staff, parents and carers in line with the statutory framework and aiming for Ofsted excellence.
You'll need to be organised and hands-on as you'll do everything from recruitment and retention of staff, to arranging staffing/rotas in accordance with statutory regulations and budgets. Naturally you'll be a great communicator as you'll not only need to engage and encourage the children but you'll also need to develop and maintain professional working relationships with local authority departments, regulatory bodies and other agencies. Mostly though, your passion for seeing the children develop, grow and progress will be what helps you make this role a success. We're looking for someone with experience of managing a team within a nursery as well as a Level 3 qualification in Childcare. You will need to provide a DBS check and provide two satisfactory references prior to commencing employment.
In return for your skills and experience, we'll offer a range of benefits and all the support you'd expect from the UK's largest leisure provider:
- Pension schemes
- Ride to work scheme
- Discounted membership at our leisure centres
- Career pathways
- Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best
If you have the passion and skills for this role, apply now.
All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.
To be shortlisted for the role, internal applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment to GLL by becoming a Society member where eligible.
GLL is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.
GLL is an equal opportunities employer.
Vacancy ID: 039841
Contact Person: Brian Page
Salary: Up to £30,202 per annum
Location: Burnt Oak Leisure Centre