The Early Years and Childcare Service in Islington is looking for staff to take on a leadership and management role in two of its council run nurseries, a key part of our Bright Start services for under-fives and families. The management structure for the six council run children’s centres and two early years centre sees overall responsibility for childcare and early education overseen by an executive head, supported by a head of nursery.
We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and inspiring leader who can work in partnership with Bright Start colleagues from Children’s Services, other council departments and agencies for the following vacancy:
Executive Head of Centre
1 x Full Time 35 Hours per week (All Year Round)
Soulbury: EIP SCP 20 - 23 £58,670 - 62,158
We need an inspiring and experienced leader ready to take on a new challenge and strategically lead on the planning and provision of high quality childcare and early education across more than one site.
Your vision for direction, leadership and practice will ensure the best possible outcomes for all children and narrow the gap between those children most vulnerable to poor outcomes and the rest. Our aim is that this inspires the development of beacons of early years’ excellence in the Local Authority.
We are looking for an executive head for two nurseries in the first instance, Westbourne Early Years Centre and Conewood Children’s Centre. Both offer childcare and early education for children from 6 months – 5 yrs from 8-6pm all year round. Conewood has recently transferred over to local authority control and is going through a period of reorganisation so this is an exciting opportunity to work with a newly appointed head of nursery to build an ethos and vision that sets the Centre on a path to excellence.
You will need to have had substantial experience of both delivering and being accountable for driving the improvement of high quality early years practice and provision; the vacancy requires successful candidates to hold either QTS or EYT status.
We strongly recommend that interested candidates visit the Centres. To arrange a visit or discuss the posts further please contact Tracy Smith, 0207 527 5582
Bright Start Islington is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment; all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS checks.
Closing date: midnight on Monday 25th May 2020
Interviews and testing on 3rd June 2020