Children's Services Manager

Employer
Early Years Alliance
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£43,783 - £47,736 p.a. plus £650 p.a. Essential Car Allowance
Closing date
3 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Function
Senior Management
Sector
Charity

Job Details

Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? Are you ready to support the Alliance's mission to create better futures for children and families, particularly those of the most disadvantaged? If yes, then this is the role for you.

The Early Years Alliance is looking to recruit a Children's Services Manager to join the Children's Services Department to lead our services in South of England, London and Midlands (this role focusses on supporting EYA settings in these areas however, you will need to be available to support settings nationally as required)

Main duties:

  • To ensure that Early Years Alliance settings offer outstanding early years care and education and meet the charity’s mission to create better futures for children and families, particularly those of the most disadvantaged.  
  • Alongside the Children’s Services Director and Children’s Services Managers you will lead the development of our early years settings, championing high quality and creative early years practice.  
  • To provide skilled leadership to Childcare Operational Managers, enabling them to develop their skills and effectively support setting managers.  Leading on complex issues including being lead contact for Ofsted, Safeguarding and Personnel Issues.

Benefits: (include but not limited to)

  • 26 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, additional annual leave for long service
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • Can save up to 25% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
  • Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme - an introduction payment of up to £300
  • Access to qualified mental health first aiders and a wide range of wellbeing support.

Essential criteria:

  • Level 6 qualification in Early Years or Leadership and Management
  • Extensive experience in early years at a senior level
  • Full and relevant early years qualification

Hours per week:  35

Weeks per year:   52

Interview process: 

1st stage interview: 11th July 2022 (you will need to be available to visit an EYA setting in your local area - location to be agreed if your application is successful)

2nd stage interview: 15th July 2022 (virtual interview with our panel via Microsoft Teams)

Please note our virtual interviews take place via Microsoft Teams, you may need to download this prior to your interview.

 

About The Service

The Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation. 

The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.

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Core values

The Alliance believes that the well-being and achievement of children should be a key priority for society. We will work at local, regional and national levels with policy makers, parents, practitioners and children to achieve this end.  The Alliance works on a not for profit basis, independent of political or other influences through inclusive and democratic principles.

What we offer:

At the Early Years Alliance staff wellbeing is a key priority and we believe in offering a range of initiatives that support all of our staff:

  • Support from a Childcare Operations Manager
  • Access to a Learning Management System (LMS), 3 training days a year, plus personalised training plans for employees
  • Family Friendly Policies, workplace pension scheme
  • Nursery Management Information System (Family) to reduce paperwork, and central admin support
  • Microsoft Office 365 Teams, SharePoint and online support
  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, additional annual leave for long service
  • Enhanced sickness pay and paid bereavement leave
  • Access to qualified Mental Health First Aiders and a wide range of wellbeing support
  • Attendance to a National Conference, team social events and uniform
  • Can save up to 25% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
  • Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme - an introduction payment of up to £100
  • 10% discount on childcare places

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Find Us
Website
Telephone
02076972500
Location
Early Years Alliance
50 Featherstone Street
London
London
EC1Y 8RT
United Kingdom

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