He Manu Hou Trust Canterbury

Centre manager (kaiwhakahaere matua)

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

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

Listed 9:18 am 12 January 2021
Closes 5pm 31 January 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HAG39

He Manu Hou (meaning 'a new fledgling, ready to fly') was established as a result of the Māori community identifying the need to keep te reo alive in South Canterbury. It is a bilingual early childhood centre where preschoolers learn in te reo Māori and English. With a current role of 25, and an enrolment waiting list, the centre continues to grow in strength. As their present manager moves on to explore new pathways, He Manu Hou is now seeking its next leader to join their close-knit team.

The ideal candidate is a qualified ECE professional who brings an understanding of business management, proven leadership skills, and a genuine interest (or experience) in bilingual practice. Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori would be advantageous but is not a requirement. The next manager will have an excellent understanding of Ministry of Education guidelines and best practice, professional ethics and licencing regulations. 

Key duties and responsibilities will include: 

  • Overall management of the centre including financial performance and sustainability, budgets, funding, and liaising with the Ministry of Education
  • Leadership of a team of 8 ECE teachers/kaiako including overseeing performance, training and development, roster management, HR processes
  • Building strong relationships with staff, tamariki, whānau and the wider community including government agencies, NGOs, community groups, maraes
  • Reporting functions to BOT, Ministry of Education and other key stakeholders
  • General administration, enrolments
  • Relief teaching as required. 

Enquiries are welcome to Karen Morland after 18 January.


How to apply

Please supply your cover letter and CV, detailing your relevant skills, experience and qualifications, as well as your interest in this special role, and direct enquiries to:

Karen Morland
(03) 688 4805

Vacancy reference #:1HAG39

Listed 9:18 am 12 January 2021
Closes 5pm 31 January 2021

ECE centre details

He Manu Hou Trust

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 30

Service ID: 47508
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Physical address:
50 Bridge Street, Washdyke, Timaru

Postal Address:
50 Bridge Road, Timaru 7910