Room Leader

Hackney, London
£29,544 - £30,618
12 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Hackney Education is a department within Hackney Council that is responsible for Hackney's children's centres, 27,000 pupils in 75 schools and early years and adult education. Our vision is to provide excellent education for every child, young person and adult learner.

Room Leader - Ann Tayler or Clapton Park Children’s Centre (please note this role will initially be based at Ann Tayler, however there is opportunity or possibility to work at either Centre in the future)

£29,544 - 30,618

Full Time, Permanent

At Hackney Education, we know just how exciting Hackney's future looks. A future that's largely going to be determined by today's younger generation - the very people we're working so hard to help and develop. Through our Children’s Centre and in partnership with many other exciting local initiatives, we deliver early year’s education and integrated services across Hackney and you can help us build on this potential.

We are looking to appoint one Room Lead who will have strong leadership and management skills, experience in the room is a requirement. You will be an effective communicator and have very strong organisational skills with a methodical approach to your work. The work involves overseeing and leading the room to ensure high standards of integrated education and care. Your role will be to continually strive towards an ‘outstanding’ provision in the Centre.

Your good interpersonal skills will enable you to work in with various staff and their families

You are required to have a qualification in Childcare and Education Level and above. Post qualification experience, including supervisory experience would be desirable. You will be required to work flexible hours as the centre operates a shift system.

Some of the primary duties will include:

  • Take responsibility for supervising staff within your room.
  • Demonstrate good practice and support colleagues with development of the EYFS.
  • Deployment of staff accordingly.  
  • Ensure staff are up to date with special books, planning and any reviews and assessments.
  • Attend room leader meetings and be part of the middle leadership team.
  • Take responsibility as the ‘accountable person’ for opening and closing the building in absence of the Children’s Centre and Early Years Lead and the SCCO.
  • Liaise and work with other professionals such as Health Visitors, Educational Psychologists, Social Workers and Speech Therapists as appropriate, and the Senior Leadership Team when needed.

Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Hackney Education posts can be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

This is an ideal position for an experienced professional looking to be an integral part of a team within a setting that provides an outstanding personal service to diverse families in the community. Significant professional experience of working within a culturally diverse educational childcare environment is essential. You must have good interpersonal and relationship building skills and possess good assessment skills.

NB: This post requires an enhanced DBS check.

This position is based at Ann Tayler Children’s Centre. Ann Tayler is an outstanding Nursery rated by Ofsted in 2020. We are developing a Reggio Emelio approach to learning and also run and promote the Forest School Ethos. We are seeing a professional who has an interest in outdoor learning and a flair for art or the Reggio Approach with the potential to become a Forest School Lead through training and support. Please see the Hackney Forest School website for more information


Please apply via our website

Closing date: 25th July, 2021

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