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Deputy Head of Early Years – Nursery and Under Fives Drop In

Published on 11 September, 2020

Location:                  Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN

Salary:                       £26,081

Annual Leave:         26 days p/a (plus bank holidays)

Reporting to:           Head of Early Years

Responsible for:     Line Management of Nursery and Under 5’s practitioners

Hours                        35 hrs per week

Contract:                  Permanent

 

Role Summary

The Deputy Head of Early Years will provide support to the Head of Early Years in overseeing Coram’s Fields Nursery and Under Fives Drop-In service. They will form part of the Nursery Senior Leadership Team and will have responsibility for supporting the growth in quality across all of Coram’s Fields Under Fives services.

Are you passionate about childcare and looking for something varied, interesting, and challenging?

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Deputy Manager with strong leadership skills to join our team. To be successful in this role, you will; Go Beyond, Be Outstanding and Be a Positive Role Model.

For over 80 years, Coram’s Fields has provided essential support for the children and families of Kings Cross and the surrounding neighbourhoods, through the provision of a seven acre park and delivery of a range of services including; an Under 5s Drop In, Nursery, Out of School Club, Sports Programme and Youth Programme. Coram’s Fields nursery promotes a caring and nurturing family atmosphere for all. We recognise that children learn best when they are actively engaged in meaningful experiences, so our planning is flexible to enable us to meet the needs and interests of individual children. All staff and children are returning to the nursery after working in bubbles for three months so there are added challenges of bringing everyone together and still being able to keep everyone safe.

Relevant Qualifications/Attributes

  • Level 3 Early Years qualification or above
  • Genuine passion for education and making a difference to the lives of children
  • Positive outlook (someone who always sees the glass as half full)
  • Bags of drive and motivation with a ‘make it happen’ attitude
  • A love for customer service (you want to make people happy)
  • High energy brought to every task you take on, and a solution driven approach to problems.

The above skills and attributes alongside a commitment and desire to learn as you grow into the role will be of the utmost importance.

If you are interested in contributing to the work of this pioneering charity, please complete the application form on our website https://www.coramsfields.org/deputy-head-of-early-years-vacancy/ , ensuring that you address the criteria outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification. All applications should be returned to Hassan Elkholy by 9am on Monday 5th October. Applications are accepted by e-mail or in hard copy and should be submitted in the following way;

By e-mail to: info@coramsfields.org.uk

By post to;

Hassan Elkholy
Coram’s Fields
93 Guilford Street
London
WC1N 1DN

Deputy Head of Early Years Job Description  & Corams Fields Application Form https://www.coramsfields.org/deputy-head-of-early-years-vacancy/

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Carole Perry (Head of Early Years) for an informal discussion. You can find more information on our services on our website.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within seven days of the closing date, if you have not heard from us within two weeks, please assume your application unsuccessful. Interviews will take place w/b 12th October 2020.

Coram’s Field’s is an equally opportunities employer, & we actively encourage applications from the BAME community. Coram’s Fields is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children and young people. All those applying for a role with the charity, are subject to robust safeguarding checks and will need to demonstrate clearly, their commitment to safeguarding. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and all post holders are required to register with the DBS update service.

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