BestStart Waitangirua Wellington

Centre manager

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

Belonging / Mana Whenua, Contribution / Mana Tangata, Communication / Mana Reo, Exploration / Mana Aotūroa, Well-being / Mana Atua

Listed 8:43 AM 09 December 2019
Closes 21 December 2019
Vacancy reference #: 1HA3gy

We’re looking for that special someone to take the lead as centre manager. If you're looking to join a community rich in diversity where you can make a positive difference – this is the position for you!

Licensed for 90 children aged from birth to 6 years, we're in the heart of the wonderful Waitangirua community where the rich diversity provides a wealth of exciting learning opportunities. We enjoy modern purpose-built facilities, quality resources and a huge outdoor area for our tamariki. Together, our team dedicate themselves to growing neighbourhood heroes.

We’re looking for an experienced leader with the confidence and ability to inspire their team. With the support of a full-time centre administrator and 2 head teachers, you will be responsible for ensuring the highest standards of early learning and care are maintained. You will need to be innovative, personable, passionate and ready to get stuck in from the word go!

Our new centre manager will bring:

  • BEd/Dip Tch (ECE) Level 7 and current teacher certification
  • Proven success leading and managing a large team
  • Skills in connecting with whānau, community and services to support ākonga outcomes/achievement
  • Passion for the local community and for building relationships with parents/whānau
  • Demonstrated strengths in curriculum and planning
  • A strong administration/financial background would be desirable
  • The ability to set reasonable targets and celebrate team achievements
  • Proven skills in coaching and mentoring kaiako
  • Skills working with ākonga with diverse needs.

We provide our centre managers with a strong support network, a competitive salary package which includes subsidised health insurance and discounted childcare, as well as incredible development and training opportunities. 
To apply for this leadership opportunity in a very special community, apply online today.

How to apply

Please send your CV, cover letter and direct enquiries to:

Michelle Hargen, Business Manager
(027) 520 0297

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HA3gy

Listed 8:43 AM 09 December 2019
Closes 21 December 2019

ECE centre details

BestStart Waitangirua

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 87

Service ID: 46411
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Physical address:
3 Button Lane, Waitangirua, Porirua

Postal Address:
P O Box 276177, Manukau City, South Auckland 2241