Area Manager - Wellington - BestStart Educare - Wellington City, Wellington
Wellington City
18d ago
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BestStart is NZ?s largest early childhood education and care provider, comprising of over 260 centres nationwide. We are a not-

for-profit organisation, where children are at the heart of everything we do.

The opportunity :

Area Managers are super-special and highly valued at BestStart. You need to be able to mentor and guide a group of our centres to balance both their educational and commercial goals.

Each centre has a Centre Manager and the Area Manager is there to support and guide them on operational best practice; particularly around staffing, growing great teams, dealing with employment-

related issues and around financial performance. At the same time, you?ll also be accountable for centre teaching standards, curriculum delivery and compliance to meet ERO requirements.

The ideal person :

This is a dynamic, fast paced and friendly environment. We are not looking for the traditional, office-based manager. In our organisation, the most successful Area Managers are those who are involved in each childcare centre at ground level.

They have strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven track record in building collaborative relationships and leading / motivating successful teams.

Our ideal applicant will demonstrate competency in both the educational and commercial aspects listed below, however if you have strong skills and experience in either aspect we would absolutely still like to hear from you.

Educational :

  • An ECE qualification with full and current teacher registration
  • Extensive knowledge of ECE curriculum with current pedagogical knowledge
  • A solid understanding of the registered teacher criteria and experience supporting teachers through registration
  • Experience with facilitating professional learning
  • Commercial :

  • Sound financial management experience
  • Able to work remotely and manage multiple priorities at any given time
  • Ability to coach, guide, support and build staff capability
  • Excellent customer service and marketing skills
  • At BestStart, we pride ourselves in providing ongoing support for our Area Managers by experienced sector professionals, as well as extensive training and professional development opportunities.

    We also offer a competitive remuneration package and a range of employee benefits, including a company car.

    BestStart is not just a place to work ? it is a place where innovation, leadership and achievement of results are rewarded with career advancement opportunities and specialist career pathways.

    If this sounds like the job for you, please submit your CV and Cover Letter using the link below. For further information or a confidential chat, please phone Amanda Morgan (Recruitment Specialist) on 021 623 337.

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