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Early Years Operation Manager

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Early Years Operation Manager

Role Purpose:

To lead on the operational line management of the 9 Maintained Nurseries, 5 of which are based in children’s centres, on an interim basis.

This post will be required manipulate complex funding streams and undertake analysis of budget spend to ensure effective use of Early Years Direct Schools Grant, General Fund and fee income and set this in an environment of shifting population trend data, childcare sufficiency and the anticipated place surplus across the borough.

To lead on areas of specific responsibility across the maintained nurseries such as: Quality Improvement, Recruitment, Admin/finance, Training, Publicity, Health and Safety, Information Technology etc. Implement change programmes to develop these areas where necessary.

Experience Required :

  • Good working knowledge of legislation relevant to Early Years provision and a detailed knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Robust knowledge of current developments in early years education and childcare especially in regard to the market place
  • Have detailed knowledge of funding streams and funding opportunities required to develop new models of delivery.
  • Proven ability to manipulate data and present financial data from multiple sources into tangible planning tools for managers to utilise
  • To have a sound working knowledge of Local Authority Safeguarding and child protection procedures and how to implement them
  • To have an operational understanding of the Ofsted Inspection framework
  • To be able to undertake investigations in a systematic way; problem solving and action-planning to effect necessary change.
  • To have experience at senior management level in the provision of early education and childcare services.
  • To have well developed presentation skills including the ability to chair formal and informal meetings and forums with a diverse range of people.
  • Experience of working with partners to achieve goals on a local, regional and national level
  • Strong experience of full team management

If you are interested please send across your CV or call us on 02085302288 to discuss further.

Job reference:
North West London
Temporary or Contract
Immediate start
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Soskia Beetham
Principle Associates
Telephone Number 020 8530 2288
Fax Number 020 8532 2210

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