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Diocese of Waiapu - ECE Centre Manager, Anglican Parish of Mount Maunganui: St Marys Family Centre - Applications close 27 March 2020

Diocese of Waiapu - ECE Centre Manager, Anglican Parish of Mount Maunganui: St Marys Family Centre - Applications close 27 March 2020

Key selling Points:

  • Lead a passionate team of teaching staff
  • Work for a Christian values-based service
  • Be part of an inspiring ECE leadership team

Summary: We are seeking a passionate and experienced Manager to lead, develop and extend our team at St Marys Family Centre.
ECE Centre Manager
We are seeking a Centre Manager for our Christian based Early Childhood Centre. We are looking for a creative, energetic, enthusiastic fully registered Manager, who has the ability to lead and inspire a team of committed and passionate teachers.
At St Marys Family Centre we are licensed to provide care and education for up to 52 children, including a maximum of 20 under two year olds. We provide a holistic, Christian based programme that is underpinned by Te Whariki, where relationships are valued, and individuals’ skills and contributions are respected and nurtured.
We are looking for an experienced ECE Manager to join our well established team. This is a permanent, full time role, and you will be responsible for overseeing the operations and daily running of the centre, with a strong focus on effectively managing planning, assessment and curriculum with our team.
To be successful in this role you will need to be a fun and energetic role-model, and conduct yourself with integrity and respect for others, displaying excellent leadership qualities. You will have the skills and experience to motivate others to be exceptional in their teaching practice.  You will confidently meet administrative and compliance expectations with your amazing attention to detail, your can-do attitude and positive approach. You will be proficient in using strategies and online tools to efficiently manage your time.
Ideal candidates will have:

  • An ECE qualification, and current NZ teacher registration.
  • Proven operational management experience within an Early Childhood Education setting.
  • Ability to foster an environment reflective of the special character and Christian values of our service.
  • Ability to proactively manage, mentor and inspire a team; setting goals, offering feedback and celebrating with them when they are achieved.
  • Proficiency in using self-review to sustain ongoing improvement.
  • Sound business acumen, professional work ethic and the ability make sound decisions.
  • Professional and effective communication, both written and verbal, and the ability to adapt your communication as required.
  • An ability to build relationships and work in partnership with a variety of external and internal stakeholders including parents, families/whanau, community, Iwi, funding partners, other social services, our church partners.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of all MOE and ERO expectations

In the coming months our service will be coming under the umbrella of Anglican Care, Waiapu. You will be joining a larger group of experienced ECE Managers who are passionate about the delivery of ECE. Anglican Care, Waiapu provides extensive training and support to all employees.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you – for a Position Description please email
Applications close 27 March 2020




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