Early Years Development Manager
We have an exciting opportunity for an Early Years Development Manager who will be responsible for the high quality development of products in line with the charity’s mission to promote quality in early years.
Position: Early Years Development Manager
Location: Huddersfield or Homebased
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week (flexible to allow occasional evening and weekend work)
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
As Early Years Development Manager you will develop and occasionally deliver services and provide advice and support on issues relating to childcare and education.
You will be required to provide leadership and direction for a team of early year’s advisors and work collaboratively across teams within the organisation to support the development and delivery of early years’ products and services. You will support the delivery of recognised quality improvement schemes ‘Quality Counts’, ‘Millie’s Mark’ and the publication portfolio. You will support Early Years Advisors to provide support to early years’ businesses from take up to accreditation.
As Early Year Development Manager you will be the designated safeguarding person for the charity and will lead in this area of work.
To be successful in the role you will need to have a wide range of specialist expertise in early education.
Other key skills and experience you will need include:
- QTS with early years’ specialism or Early Years Teaching Qualification
- Ability to write professionally and edit materials for a range of audiences
- Use sound research based evidence to develop written material
- Ability to work professionally and build and maintain working relationships with a range of stakeholders, partners and all types of early years’ provision
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Identify need for change, review services and initiate product development in response to sector needs
- Demonstrable evidence of strong team leadership, team management and people development skills
- Ability to coordinate across a range of services simultaneously within agreed timescales
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
The organisation 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.
The organisation is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is actively opposed to discrimination in society.
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