This is a fantastic opportunity for a Early Years Policy Manager to join our client at an exciting and challenging time for Scotland’s early learning and childcare (ELC) sector.
Position: Early Years Policy Manager
Hours: Part Time (30 hours per week)
Salary: £30,000 to £37,350 Pro rata
Benefits: Include 25 days paid holiday (rising to 29 days with service increments) plus 8 bank holiday, Personal Pension Scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Online Discount Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Awards Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Flexible working patterns
Closing Date: Friday 27th September
Interview Date: Tuesday 8th October
Our client is anticipating an unprecedented level of public policy attention with less than twelve months until the full roll-out of the Scottish Government’s policy of delivering 1140 hours of ELC for all three and four-year-olds and eligible two-year-olds in Scotland.
As Early Years Policy Manager leading the organisations work in Scotland, you will play a key role in representing and supporting nurseries to deliver high-quality early learning and childcare. The Early Years Policy Manager will lead on the delivery of their work with the Scottish Government to support policy development and guidance.
The Early Years Policy Manager duties will include:
- Managing the work of the Scotland team towards the overall strategic objectives.
- Representing private and voluntary sector ELC providers with the Scottish Government.
- Ensuring members have access to appropriate information, support and guidance.
- Reporting on the delivery and financial status of key contracts and projects.
- Ensuring the sustainability and identifying areas for potential growth.
The successful candidate will have:
- Excellent relationship building skills and be able to digest information and analyse complex issues.
- A good knowledge of the early years and childcare sector and the national and local government policy context for nurseries.
- A good honours degree or equivalent.
- The ability to lead a team and colleagues across the organisation to achieve results.
- Project and budget management experience, with the ability to produce accurate reports and analysis.
- A good knowledge of the early years and childcare sector, in particular the nursery sector.
- Line management experience.
- A proven track record of securing or delivering contracts.
To apply you will be asked to submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role.
About the Organisation
Our client is a national charity and membership association specifically for nurseries. They work in partnership with nurseries, local authorities, national government and a range of partners to develop an environment in which early learning and care can flourish.
They are committed to a policy of equal opportunities and is actively opposed to discrimination in society
You may have experience of the following: Early Years Manager, Early Years Policy Manager, Policy Officer, Policy Development, Government Early Years, Charity, Early Years Education.