Early Learning Counties Manukau (ELCM) – Takanini

Job Reference: CMATAKA359

Early Learning Counties Manukau is a not-for-profit organisation which is solely owned and operated by the Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association.

Centre Manager opportunity in a thriving community!

ELCM Takanini is centrally located in a close-knit community with a full attendance role and 12-18 month waitlist.  This centre has a progressive team of teachers with a growth mindset and a focus on high quality teaching practices.

We are seeking a dynamic, dedicated and experienced ECE leader who has had wide, varied and knowledgeable leadership and management experience in managing long day services, and who also has current and wide knowledge of high quality curriculum approaches. With your experience in the ECE sector and ECE qualification you will have a solid understanding on Ministry requirements, compliance management, business drivers and what it takes to build a high-performing team.

This is your opportunity to bring your own unique brand of leadership, financial acumen and forward thinking to a thriving centre by positively inspiring a performance driven culture and delivering exceptional results for children, parents, staff and the local community. This position would suit a person who places high importance on establishing reciprocal community and team relationships. We require that special someone who places priority and commitment in ensuring that relationships within diverse communities, as well as operational systems within the centre, are very well maintained. You will also need to have a comprehensive understanding of how to maintain and grow occupancy levels, be innovative, resilient, committed, passionate and enthusiastic!

Most importantly, the successful applicant must be community minded, willing to go the extra mile and have a “nothing is impossible” and a “can do attitude”, display initiative, desire and passion for quality practice standards and a commitment to the principles of Te Whāriki.

Why work for us?

We offer a competitive salary package – Base salary $94,000 – $96,000 per annum. This includes discounted childcare, First Aid Certification, Flu vaccination plus a generous time out of ratio to enable you to coach and mentor your team and attend to operational and compliance requirements.

You will have the opportunity to be a part of an innovative service and grow professionally with plenty of ongoing professional development and mentoring!

How to Apply?

We encourage all interested applicants to visit the centre by phoning Marianne Mudaliar (Operations Manager) on 0274 970 369 to arrange a visit.

To apply for this position please download, read and complete the forms attached and send through to vacancies@cmka.org.nz

Applicants require a minimum Level 7 Diploma or Bachelor of Teaching ECE, current first aid certificate and current Full Teacher Registration Practicing Certificate

Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 40 hours per week

Closing Date: Tuesday 16th August  2022 at 4.00pm

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