St Margaret's Pre-school Canterbury

Director of preschool

Early learning / kōhanga reo, Centre manager

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

Listed 8:42 AM 02 August 2021
Closes 4pm 16 August 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HANou

We are a highly respected, Christchurch based independent day and boarding school, offering a unique education and cutting edge facilities for girls from Y0–13. 

Our preschool is a gateway to our wider school and a crucial pathway within our St Margaret’s community with a strong interaction with our junior school. The preschool is a purpose-built facility for both boys and girls aged 2–5 years.

Reporting to the executive principal, this is an exciting opportunity for someone with vision and proven management skills in the ECE sector in New Zealand. This position is also part of the wider leadership team and forms part of the strategic direction of the whole college.

The director will have knowledge and experience of Te Whāriki and will weave this with the St Margaret’s junior school Y0–6 curriculum. This is a ‘hands-on’ role requiring a high level of organisational skills, enthusiasm and energy to drive effective outcomes. You will have demonstrated experience in managing and developing a previous preschool or educational department and a record of successful results, providing thorough leadership, analytics and management support at a senior level.

The successful applicant will be innovative and passionate about ECE and have excellent people management skills. The director will form positive, professional relationships with staff, parents and children, holding true to the founding values and principles of St Margaret’s college.

You will have a relevant qualification and experience in leading and developing a team, and likely come from a leadership role within a preschool. Crucial to this role is exceptional relationship building and communication skills. In return, you will be part of a highly motivated, future-focused team with clear leadership and goals.

If you are drawn by the opportunity to make a positive impact on this thriving community, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply

Please send your CV and direct enquiries to:

Belinda Cuzens, HR Manager
belinda.cuzens@stmargarets.school.nz
(03) 379 2000

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HANou

Listed 8:42 AM 02 August 2021
Closes 4pm 16 August 2021

St Margaret's Pre-school NZ

ECE centre details

St Margaret's Pre-school

Type: Education and Care Service
Maximum licenced places: 50

Service ID: 46761
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Physical address:
12 Winchester Street, Merivale, Christchurch

Postal Address:
PO Box 25094, Merivale, Christchurch 8144