Early Years Setting Manager

SE5 8BQ, London (Greater)
£25,026.81 pa plus £2500 London Weighting
06 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019
Charity, Nursery
Full Time
Contract Type

Early Years Settings Manager

Wiliam Booth College, London, SE5 8BQ

£25,026.81 pa plus £2500 London Weighting

Monday to Friday with occasional weekend working

Job Summary:

Lead a team in delivering high quality childcare, ensuring that the setting runs in accordance with the Salvation Army Policies and Procedures and Ofsted requirements to ensure that every child’s learning, safety and happiness is central to everything we do.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work to secure and sustain Ofsted registration and to ensure the safe, compliant and quality assured delivery of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Be responsible for the management of the team ensuring effective communication and planning focussing on support and training whilst also dealing with performance, conduct and absence issues
  • Adopt and utilise appropriate planning regimes to ensure the delivery of high quality, inclusive learning opportunities
  • Manage the administrative duties connected to the Childcare facilities, including budgetary control, purchasing and invoicing

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • At least two years’ experience of working in an Early Years/childcare setting or at least two years’ other suitable managerial experience (A,I)
  • A robust knowledge of Ofsted’s Early Years Foundation Stage (A, I, T)
  • Strong leadership and management competencies (I)
  • Confident with IT, including a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (A,I)
  • A robust working knowledge around Safeguarding principles and procedures (A, I, T)
  • Full and relevant Safeguarding Certification (A, R)
  • Up to date Paediatric First Aid Certificate (A, R)
  • Strong aptitude for learning (A, I)
  • Ability to research information and respond to enquiries (A, I)
  • Ability to work as part of a team (A, I)
  • Ability to communicate well across a range of stakeholder (A, I, T)
  • Ability to develop and work with administrative procedures (A, I, T)
  • Ability to ensure that the Salvation Army’s mission remains at the forefront of the childcare programme
    (A, I, T)
  • Able to work to deadlines and to cope under pressure (I)
  • Capable of being self-directed and taking initiative (I)
  • Able to demonstrate flair and creativity (I, T)
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the role (I)
  • Ability to be flexible with working hours (A, I)
  • Willingness to travel to attend off-site meetings and events around the UK (A, I)
  • A good grasp of written and spoken English

How criteria will be assessed = (A) application form; (I) interview; (T) test; (P) presentation and (R) references.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave (20 days to be taken during Nursery Closure periods) + bank holidays, a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and Enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: 16th June 2019. Interview date: 26th June 2019.

CVs will not be accepted.

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