Early Years Quality and Sufficiency Service Manager Directorate Childr
Early Years Quality and Sufficiency Service Manager
Directorate: Children and Young People
Job Ref: CYP-17-056
Lewisham is an exciting, dynamic Inner London borough with a reputation for consistent achievement and stability. We have a diverse population of over 300,000 residents, excellent access to Central London and open spaces that cover over a fifth of our borough.
We have one of the fastest growing populations in London, with children and young people aged 0-19 years making up more than 25% of our residents. We also have a 0-4 population of about 35,000 children, and a birth rate of about 5,000 per year.
Our Early Years provision is excellent, across a mix of providers and our EYFS results are the top of the country. Despite our success there is more to do. We need to continue our work in supporting Early Years settings to remain offering good quality, flexible provision; we need to increase our up take of 2 year old places; and we need to ensure good information is available to parents across the borough.
A recent restructure has brought together the functions supporting the quality and sufficiency for early years provision, and we are now looking for a permanent manager to take forward and deliver our Early Years Strategy.
We are looking for an experienced manager with a proven track record of leading and managing our Early Years Service. You will have worked in a multi- cultural and diverse setting, and partnered with other providers to raise the achievements and standards of children and young people.
Location: Laurence House, Catford, SE6 4RU
What we're looking for
To be successful you must:
- Be qualified teacher status and have the gravitas to work well with Head-teachers, Governors, fellow officers and elected Members.
- Be fully aware of current and leading edge developments in education and the wider Children and Young People's agenda, theoretical, political and legislative.
- Have knowledge of policy development and implementation within a large organisation.
As the service manager for the Early Years service, excellent written and oral communications are essential along with your excellent experience of project management and stakeholder management.
In return, we'll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.
Salary details: GBP64,449 - GBP69,882 pa (SMG 3)
For an informal discussion, please contact Warwick Tomsett on
Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
The post is subject to a DBS.
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The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.
Closing date: Thursday, 19 th April 2018 at 11;30pm
Interview Date: w/c 23 rd April 2018