About The Role

We are looking to recruit an inspirational manager with exceptional leadership skills and experience to support and manage our skilled staff team providing our universal sessions and courses to families in or children’s centres in Lewisham, SE London.

  • Are you a passionate and creative leader looking to lead a skilled team of Early Years Practitioners working in at the forefront of services to families in our Children’s Centres?
  • Can you inspire a team to provide consistently excellent services, with a focus on outdoors as well as indoors?
  • Do you have a vision for leading a wide range of quality services for families, and the skill to motivate and inspire your team to develop these even further?
  • Do you have the skills and knowledge to research, write and develop new programmes, courses and workshops and to deliver these too?

Main duties:

To lead, support and line manage the Early Year Practitioner team to provide high-quality group sessions, workshops and programmes for families in our children’s centres, both face-to-face and online.

To research and write new programmes and workshops in relation to evolving local need, and to deliver these and outer courses as required.

You will have:

  • an NVQ Level 3 in childcare as a minimum
  • a recognised adult teaching qualification e.g. PTTLS, Award in Education and Training, City and Guilds 7307, Cert Ed, PGCE (or commitment to attend a course within first 6 months of employment)
  • excellent knowledge and understanding of how babies and young children develop, and the importance of good attachment for children’s optimum development
  • excellent up to date knowledge of the EYFS and a passion for the outdoors as an exciting learning environment
  • excellent understanding of the key role of children’s centre universal services in providing support for families from pregnancy onwards, and in preventing the escalation of need to more targeted services
  • experience in a relevant senior role of managing internal and external relationships and line managing a team (who will be based at different locations)
  • comprehensive planning and organisational skills, and the ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities and projects to meet set targets
  • excellent understanding of supporting vulnerable families, managing safeguarding issues and working with a range of internal and external partners

Hours per week: 35

Weeks per year:  52

Virtual interview date: Wednesday 6th October 2021
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.