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Area Manager

Job Details

  • Reference Number: 888207
  • Region: Greater London, Finchley
  • Salary: 42000 - 50000 per Annum
  • Position: Nursery Manager
  • Open: 10-05-2016
  • Close: N/A

Job Description

A Chain of Day Nurseries in Greater London is seeking an Area Manager to oversee operations across their portfolio of settings.

Working at Organisational level the successful candidate will have experience and a proven track record in multi-site Nursery Management and will lead the operations of a portfolio of settings, ensuring the commercial and qualitative success in each of the settings within their remit.

The post holder will act as line manager to Nursery Managers within their allocated region and as such previous multi-site Nursery management would be a key attribute, as would strong a financial and key performance track record.

The Area Manager would also act as the Company representative when required for crucial external stakeholders such as OFSTED, HSE and Local Authority.

The desired candidate is a Manager that is driven, results and quality focused and above all else has an unwavering commitment to seeing their region, and the company achieve its defined business strategic aims.

In return the Company offers fantastic rewards, salaries and benefits, and always aim to support colleagues to achieve genuine job satisfaction in an exciting and diverse role.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • To lead, inspire and manage Nursery managers and their teams to achieve and maintain consistently high standards of care and education in all of the nursery settings that fall within their allocated Region.
  • To effectively lead and manage Nursery Managers recruitment and retention, providing day to day guidance, training and support to Managers and all other staff.
  • To ensure all policies, procedures and curriculums are implemented and adhered to at all time with in their allocated area and engage and fully utilise internal and local authority support networks to improve quality in the settings.
  • To keep abreast of current early childhood thinking/trends and lead managers in implementing change to adapt to trends as they emerge.
  • To support Managers to effectively manage the budgets and occupancy levels within their settings in order to meet and exceed KPI's for the allocated area.
  • To ensure Nurseries communicate effectively and using the resources and tools available with parents, external agencies and internal stakeholders.
  • To manage all day to day operations of a large day nursery whilst overseeing a small group of other settings.

You will need to have the following qualifications, training and experience:

  • NNEB, CACHE Level 3, NVQ Level 3
  • Excellent knowledge of health and safety legislation.
  • Knowledge of OFSTED standards
  • Excellent knowledge of the EYFS
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to targets and deadlines
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Operational people management skills
  • Knowledge and understand of equal opportunities / SENCO etc.
  • Previous relevant experience in senior or regional nursery management.

Excellent rates of pay, bonuses and benefits with on-going support and career development.

All applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS

We believe that we can only be as successful as our employees. That is why we invest 100% in each and every member of our team. For more information please contact us or send us your CV to be considered for the position.