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Early Years & Communities Manager

YMCA Norfolk
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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Position: Early Years and Communities Director

Pay: £23.77 per hour - Grade R (£46,352.00 per annum pro rata)

Location: Hybrid Working (YMCA Norfolk Offices, Aylsham Road / Home)

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours per week: 22.5 - 37.5 hours per week

Job Role:

We are looking for an Early Years and Communities Director to join our team at YMCA Norfolk and enable us to grow our provision of Early Years and Communities Work while supporting our mission of transforming young lives.
This role will sit alongside our CEO, Corporate Services Director, Business Development Officer, and a new Housing Director as part of the Executive Team at YMCA Norfolk.
The role will focus on the strategic direction of their portfolio, whilst ensuring we meet the regulatory requirements of Ofsted.

Job Purpose:

To lead the development and delivery of YMCA Norfolk's Early Years and Communities strategy across Norfolk
Act as the organisation's Nominated Person for Ofsted
To be the organisational lead for safeguarding Children and Young People
To be a member of the Executive Team providing collective strategic leadership to the organisation so that young people can develop in body, mind and spirit.
To be responsible for ensuring implementation of agreed standards across our Early Years and Communities operations
To actively work to enhance the Christian ethos of the organisation so that it has a tangible impact on people's lives
Further information around the role can be found in the Job Description.

The Organisation:

YMCA Norfolk is a great place to work, offering meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people. Working at YMCA Norfolk is an opportunity to be a part of an organisation which is challenging, innovative, rewarding and fun! We place young people at the heart of all we do and are committed to building an organisation that is responsive to the needs of young people and our stakeholders.

What you'll need to succeed:

You will have a proven record with working knowledge of Early Years, including legislation and regulation and an up-to-date knowledge of EYFS, and have a Degree or Diploma in Early Years, Education or a subject closely related to Early Years provision. You will be an excellent People Manager with interpersonal skills that allow you to lead and motivate your team, while building co-operative working relationships with other organisations. You will have a demonstrable and active commitment to the Christian faith, and be skilled in delivering Christian devotionals and Christian faith based talks and presentations.

For a full Person Specification, please see the Job Description.

What you'll get in return:

Healthshield Health Care Plan
34 days (pro rata) per annum inclusive of Bank and Public Holidays
An additional day of annual leave (pro rata) awarded after 5 and 10 years of continuous Long Service
Access to contributory stakeholder pension scheme after 3 months
Health and wellbeing events and activities
Family friendly policies
In service training opportunities and bursaries investing in your development
Annual staff day and staff awards to celebrate our successes
Death in service benefit of 2 x annual salary
Regular line management and support
Staff discount at Williams Kitchen Café, Explorers Soft Play & Muddy Puddles Nursery

What to do next:

Please download an Application Pack for a comprehensive overview of YMCA Norfolk and the Early Years and Communities Director opportunity.

Please contact us for more information on this role.

Closing date for applications: Monday 11th July 2022 at 9am

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and submit your application form as soon as possible.

Interview date: Thursday 21st July

YMCA Norfolk is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check prior to starting employment.
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