Children's Centre Manager

Aspire Personnel Ltd
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our clinet is looking for a Centre Manager who will report to the CEO. The main purpose will be to be responsible for ensuring that the Centre delivers benefit to children in line with the overall objectives of the charity and the one year plan. This will involve managing the centre, its staff and volunteers, having overall responsibility for education delivery and standards as well as evaluation and reporting on efficacy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Strategic development - planning and making recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding key elements of operational policy eg membership structure, optimum capacity, admissions, learning programmes, accreditations, fee structure, staffing.

Direct responsibilities

  • Staff resourcing
  • Staff management, training and progression
  • Ensuring high teaching standards in the centre and delivering teacher and volunteer training
  • Operational planning - creating the one year operational plan
  • Overall risk management
  • Efficient and safe operation of the Centre and its environment including infrastructure eg. development of and compliance with RH policies, health and safety, risk assessments, safeguarding, contingency planning, data protection compliance
  • Some teaching and overseeing of children’s activities
  • Managing the Centre budget
  • Creating a supportive and nurturing environment for staff and children.
  • Recruit and retain volunteers.
  • Management, evaluation and outcome reporting which allow measurement against success criteria

Overseeing the children’s and business development managers to deliver:

  • Children’s activities which deliver against defined success criteria and outcomes per the one year plan
  • Development of the education framework eg developing learning programmes and evaluation methods, delivery of new tools such as workbooks, defining standards, putting in place accreditation programmes.
  • Commercial revenue through commissioning of paid for services.

Required experience and skills

  • Extensive experience working with children/young people
  • Experience of

- managing staff and budgets

- managing a team and an office or operation

- strategic planning and implementation

- using a range of evaluation techniques to measure soft and hard outcomes

- management reporting at a high level

  • Excellent communication skills - particularly written

Desired experience and skills

  • Experience of developing learning programmes and ability to implement suitable accreditation systems
  • Experience of working with a range of disadvantaged and troubled children

The position

  • Full time position or 4 days per week.
  • Hours required to do the job including some evenings and weekend work
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays

Up to £40,000 pro rata, depending on experience and hours