Deputy Manager

Bright Horizons
Poole, UK
16 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a passionate Deputy Manager to join our wonderful Talbot Woods Day Nursery and Preschool. Our nursery is situated Poole.

As a Deputy Manager working with us, you can expect a competitive salary, excellent training and development as well as a caring and passionate place to work.

This is a maternity cover role working 30hrs per week.

Your role as Deputy Manager will include:

· Recruit suitable people, encouraging a diverse workforce. Induct, support, and train all staff to ensure a high quality childcare practice

· Support staff retention and team building through effective communication, supporting to succession plan and encourages team engagement

· Spend time role modelling within the staff teams to reflect on practice and improve the quality of care and education

· Support the NM to conduct yearly performance appraisals establishing training and development needs including supervisions and regular one to ones

· Demonstrate the HEART principles in everyday working life

· Work with the NM, RM, external agencies and BHFS support teams collaboratively

· Always considering a BOLD customer proposition and offering unique experiences for our parents and children to achieve parent retention

· Support the promotion of parent partnership by playing an active part in the parent advisory committee to facilitate communication, share information, and allow parent input

· Establish an open forum for communication with staff and parents and respond to any feedback, addressing any issues

· Actively promote and support charities including The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children

· Have a child centered approach to the running of the service, ensuring the observation and planning process meets the needs of all children and their interests

· Be highly visible to staff, assume responsibility, and work in line with the BHFS leadership capabilities

· Daily management and monitoring of all health and safety practices and progress checks

· Be highly visible to staff, assume responsibility, and work in line with the BHFS leadership capabilities

· Demonstrate and ensure good practice and compliance with the revised EYFS Framework through adherence to BHFS policies and procedures

· Understand the importance of keeping everyone safe and act as a designated person for safeguarding children in the absence of the NM

· Contribute to the self-evaluation forms (SEF)

· Deploy staff effectively to maintain staffing ratios in accordance with statutory regulations and budgets

· Understand quarterly occupancy targets and profitability and help to meet these by generating effective marketing activities and being aware of local competitors

· Have an understanding and support with the administration, maintaining, monitoring and reporting on all relevant finances

· Encourages an environment of continuous professional development including a commitment to update own knowledge through a range of sources

· Encourage an action learning environment to develop an open thought process where all ideas are valued

Qualifications Essential:
  • Full and relevant Level 3 and or above (equivalent) Childcare qualification
  • Current Paediatric First Aid if qualified after 30/06/2016.

We look forward to receiving your application!

If you experience any problems, please email and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to receiving your application!

If you experience any problems, please email and we will be happy to help.

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application that you disclose any information requested in respect of applicable convictions and cautions (including, as applicable any reprimands or final warnings). This post may be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, in which case applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under the provision of the Act unless the conviction or caution is "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). Any such 'protected' conviction or caution is not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. All guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found in the DBS filtering collection, available here: https://government/collections/dbs-filtering-guidance . The fact that a pending charge, conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this role but any failure to disclose any such information will result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

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