Operations manager - early learning centres

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Supervisor

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:52 AM 01 March 2019
Closes 5pm 22 March 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1H9rhV

About the role

Are you an experienced educator and inspiring leader, with a passion for positively impacting on young lives? We are looking for someone with sound business acumen to lead a group of our vibrant early learning centres in Wellington and Palmerston North.

Your leadership experience may have been in any of the education sectors but a background in education is a must. 

 Key responsibilities of the role

  • Leading the operation of a portfolio of early learning centres to deliver superior quality and financial outcomes
  • Supporting and leading a team of centre managers to achieve their full potential and that of their centre
  • Business planning, setting and managing operational budgets for financial sustainability
  • Overall management of centre operations, including retention, marketing and portfolio growth.

Skills and experience – our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Experience in the education sector, preferably with an understanding of the ECE environment
  • A sound understanding of the commercial drivers behind a successful social enterprise business
  • Experience in analysing, planning and executing plans effectively and efficiently
  • First-rate communication and relationship building skills
  • Thrives on creating innovative, high-quality environments.

Benefits and perks

  • Salary – range $80–$100K
  • Pedagogical support to ensure your portfolio delivers quality experiences for tamariki
  • Supportive, professional colleagues and great learning and development opportunities
  • Discounted childcare for staff members and a wellness programme which includes flu vaccinations and discounts with healthcare providers.

About the business

Barnardos Early Learning is the social enterprise arm of New Zealand's leading children's charity. We believe that through our collective commitment, talents and efforts we can create an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child has the opportunity to shine bright.

With your help, we can do even more!

How to apply

Please visit our website to apply. For more information:

Lesley Brown, National Operations Manager
(027) 497 0946

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Vacancy reference #:1H9rhV

Listed 9:52 AM 01 March 2019
Closes 5pm 22 March 2019


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