We have fantastic opportunity for an EYFE Quality Development Lead to join a dynamic team within the Integrated Early Years’ Service. You will provide curriculum support, advice, and training to the Children’s Centre locality teams and the Heads of Nursery on all matters relating to the Early Years Foundation Stage and develop the role of Camden’s maintained sector as practice leaders for all early years’ provision in the Borough.
In addition to its statutory duties regarding sufficiency and administration of the free early education entitlements Camden continues to directly provide early education through a network of Council maintained nurseries. The EYFS Quality Development Lead will support the Locality Leaders and nursery teams to deliver outstanding early education and, as part of the wider Quality Support team, to disseminate excellent practice across the sector. A recently introduced locality leadership model has brought management of the maintained nurseries within the locality teams.
This is an exciting time to join Camden’s Integrated Early Years’ Service as we continue to develop and implement our vision of neighbourhood working and system leadership. If this sounds like your next big career move, we want to hear from you.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and requires an Enhanced DBS.
The successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and experience of working in a senior role within matrix management arrangements. You will be able to demonstrate skills in achieving service improvement and supporting teams to adapt to changing circumstances. You will therefore have the skills, experience, vision, drive and leadership qualities to enable a high performing service to continue to deliver the best possible outcomes for the children.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Closing dates for applications: Sunday 8th March 2020
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 190000T4
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are Monday 16th March, Monday 20th April & Monday 18th May 2020