Due to growth within the organisation, we have a fantastic new opportunity for an Early Years professional with a passion for driving quality Early Years education, to join our clients team as Quality Manager.
Position: Early Years Quality Manager
Location: Head Office, Huddersfield
Hours: 37 hours per week - flexibility in the form of 2 days’ home working, would be considered
Benefits: Include 25 days paid holiday (rising to 29 days with service increments) plus 8 bank holiday, Personal Pension Scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Online Discount Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Awards Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Flexible working patterns
Closing Date: 28th October
Interview Date: 5th and 8th November
The Early Years Quality Manager has overall management responsibility for development, ongoing review and quality management of products and publications.
They will also
- Provide support to early years’ businesses from take up to accreditation.
- Ensure robust systems are in place, monitored and audited against, and are in line with policy and strategy for the early years and the organisations requirement under the registered trademark with the Intellectual Properties Office.
- Be the designated safeguarding person and will lead in this area of work for the charity.
Main duties include management of:
- Accreditation schemes
- Champions programmes
- Business support for mock inspections
- Safeguarding lead for the charity
- Management of the Early Years Advisors (England) and the Early Years Advisor (International) in liaison with the Director of Business Development
Educated to degree level or equivalent in the area of early years Early Year, the Quality Manager will have experience of working at a senior level either in a nursery setting, within the education/early years’ sector or in a local authority supporting day nurseries with quality improvement. You may have gained your relevant experience in roles such as an Ofsted Inspector or a setting where you have developed a sound knowledge of inspection in the early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
You experience in these areas will have focused around your passion for driving quality early years’ education where you will have:
- Assessed or coached settings to improve the quality of the care and education.
- Taken a team on a journey of quality improvement.
- Understand the policies and procedures required in a nursery.
- Be able to act as safeguarding lead and be up to date with training in this area.
To apply you will be asked to submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role.
About the Organisation
Our client is a national charity and membership association specifically for nurseries. They work in partnership with nurseries, local authorities, national government and a range of partners to develop an environment in which early learning and care can flourish.
They are committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is actively opposed to discrimination in society
You may have experience of the following: Early Years Manager, Ofsted Inspector, Early Years, Early Years Quality.