Operations Manager – Early Years (Manor Gardens Welfare Trust)

Hours: 37 hours per week (Term time only – 43 weeks per year)

Salary: £35,067-£37,491(NJC Salary PO1 SCP 28-31) – pro-rata

Contract: Permanent                                                                            

Location: Islington, London N7

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust are currently recruiting to our Operations Manager position to join and lead our experienced and committed Early Years Leadership and Management team.

We currently have two Early Years education and childcare settings within our Organisation. Hornsey Road Children’s Centre provides early year’s education and childcare to a total of 48 children daily, Monday – Friday, within extended hours, 8am – 6pm. Manor Gardens Nursery provides 24 places to children 2-4 years, and operates term-time only, 9am – 4.30pm. In our care of babies, under twos, and 3-4 year olds, across our settings, we work extensively with the London Borough of Islington as part of the local Bright Start offer. This partnership is vital in ensuring we provide all our children with the best start in life, and promote the importance of early year’s education. Our relationship with all parents and families is greatly valued in achieving this aim.

In the role, you will ensure safe and high quality learning environments, meeting all standards of early years education. You will supervise the management team, to motivate and develop all our early years staff to provide a consistently high standard of care and education. Our nurseries work with many children and families from our local community, and many with additional educational and support needs. In our creative and robust assessment and planning, we effectively respond to the presenting needs of all the children and families, working in partnership for the best outcomes. You will need an excellent understanding and approach to early help and safeguarding, and a commitment to partnership working.

Your excellent knowledge and understanding of the educational, developmental health and social needs of children under five and of the requirements and guidance relating to the EYFS statutory framework, will demonstrate your comprehensive understanding of child development, child protection and Special Educational Needs. You will need an appropriate qualification in Childcare and Education, demonstrable experience in managing and leading a team, and a strong level of communication and IT skills, confidence and capability to meet the requirements of the role.

Our organisation, Manor Gardens Welfare Trust (MGWT) has an excellent history of supporting people, including families and children, to improve their health and wellbeing. We are based in Islington, and operate predominantly across five London boroughs. We work with local communities to empower people in improving their lives, and have a fantastic diversity of services and staff reflective of our community.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 17th November 2021

Interviews: w/c 22nd November 2021

For a recruitment pack or an informal chat about this post or to arrange a visit to our nurseries, please email: HR@manorgardenscentre.org or download application form below via www.manorgardenscentre.org.

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust follows safer recruitment procedures, in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, and all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Manor Gardens Welfare Trust is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities with which we work. We value our staff greatly, and respect and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Recruitment Pack:

About Manor Gardens Welfare Trust

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Job Description

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