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Duty Manager

Salary: Negotiable


Closing date for applications: 29/03/2016

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Job description:

Deputy Manager

  • Ensure Setting achieves best possible Ofsted outcome through ensuring best practice and statutory requirements are undertaken achieving a minimum of a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating ensuring all paperwork needed for Ofsted is implemented
    • Supporting and covering including deputising for the manager to ensure the setting is meeting all statutory requirements.
    • Day to day running of the setting and reporting any aspects of concern to the manager.
    • In the event of senior staff absence to work such hours to make sure the setting is appropriately staffed and legal requirements covered.
  • Occupancy
    • Ensure smooth communication with the office to full all vacant spaces.
  • Child well being
    • Responsible as a keyworker for a number of children
    • Complete any designated responsibilities for SECNO, ENCO assigned to you.
  • Management of Staff
    • Take responsibly on a daily basis for staffing including ensuring rotas are managed, sickness covered and holiday is recommended.
    • Carry out ‘1 to 1s’ with staff.
    • Allocate key children to staff.
    • Observations are undertaken – staff to child, co-worker to co-worker and deputy manager to staff.
    • Act as a worker and role model for staff, in a supportive manner.
    • Day to day discipline of staff liaising with manager with serious or persistent breach of policy and procedures.
    • To have a clear understanding of all policy and procedures and promote to staff to gain the same understanding.
    • Ensure staff training is planned into the working day.
    • Ensure the cook undertakes and delivers to their job description.
  • Working with parents
    • Create and build strong, loyal relationships with parents including planning parent evenings and PTA
    • To show new potential parents around the setting when manager is unavailable
  • Finance
    • Support the manager in financial expenditure including allocating the budget and collection of fees.
    • Ensure any spend is within budget and authorised
  • Promote a great place to work for staff and for children to attend through
    • Promote the good name and practises of the Treehouse Club.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills and a high level of enthusiasm, loyalty and motivation as such that the setting is seen to be an enjoyable place to work.
    • Responsible for overseeing all planning for the curriculum and non-curriculum for the Treehouse club.
    • Opening and closing, make sure the setting is made ready for daily activities and closed securely at end of day. To make sure that the club is being cleaned on a rota basis as set by the senior.
    • To make sure that the club is being cleaned on a rota basis as set by the senior.
    • To attend advertising events on a rota basis.
    • To fill in all appropriate paperwork including the Monthly Working Document.
    • To carry out any other tasks to ensure the smooth running of the setting as advised by the management team

Additionally to undertake such other tasks as are reasonably required to undertake the deputy manager’s role.

Safeguarding statement

The Treehouse Forestry Pre-School and Out of School Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and takes its statutory duties and responsibilities in this context very seriously. We expect everyone working in or on behalf of the setting to share our commitment.

We take pride in ensuring that our robust policies and procedures are reviewed regularly and implemented consistently, by everyone, as we strive to maintain a strong safeguarding working practices and culture. Annual safeguarding training is provided to all staff and is an integral part of the setting’s Continued Professional Development training. All staff, volunteers and main contractors undergo appropriate DBS checks prior to appointment.

Safer recruitment

The Treehouse Forestry Pre-School and Out of School Club applies safer recruitment policies to ensure that all of our staff are suitable to work with children and young people. We advise you in advance that two people will be involved in your recruitment process. Both people will partake in your interview and each person will individually review all applications and paperwork to ensure that you are suitable for the role.

Part of our safer recruitment procedure includes obtaining references for you. One of these references must be your latest employer. If you are unable to obtain a reference before the interview from your current employer then you must obtain references from the employer before that as well as one other reference.

References from former employers are preferable over any other referee. Please note that we will need to obtain a reference from your latest employer before completing our processes for you to commence working for us.

We are at liberty to advise you that if there are gaps in your employment history or any other information that gives us cause for concern, we will contact your former employers to obtain further information and satisfy any concerns that we have.

Eligibility to work within the UK

We will need to obtain evidence from you to confirm that you are eligible to work within the UK. We confirm that this information, as well as all personal information, will be held in our Staff Central Record.

Person Specification:

The ideal applicant will have the following skills and qualities:

  • Strong team managerial skills and a proven track record of team management.
  • Experience of running at least a 30 child setting.

How will we evaluate you and your suitability to this role:

  • We will be looking for you to demonstrate relevant experience and leadership skills.
  • at least 2 years experience in similar role.
  • You will have the suitable skills and qualifications, with at least a level 3 in childcare.

Any other information: uniform and in house training



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