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GBP £29,544 to £30,618 29544


Scale 6


Hackney Education


3rd Party

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date


Apply via the HE website: https://education.hackney.gov.uk/jobs/hlt/details?id=PFTFK026203F3VBQB798M8N8D&nPostingID=3870&nPostingTargetID=64066&mask=hltext&lg=UK

Hackney Education is the Education Services department within Hackney Council. It provides a range of statutory and traded services to support the education of children, young people and adults in the borough. Our vision is to provide excellent education for every child, young person and adult learner.

Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Positions at Hackney Education can be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

At Hackney Education, we know just how exciting Hackney’s future looks. A future that’s largely going to be determined by today’s younger generation – the very people we’re working so hard to help and develop. Through our Children’s Centre and in partnership with many other exciting local initiatives, we deliver early year’s education and integrated services across Hackney and you can help us build on this potential.

We are looking to appoint 2 Room Leads who will have strong leadership and management skills. You will be an effective communicator and have very strong organisational skills with a methodical approach to your work. The work involves overseeing and leading the room to ensure high standards of integrated education and care.  Your role will be to continually thrive towards an ‘outstanding’ provision in the Centre and also at Forest School.

Your good interpersonal skills will enable you to work in with various staff and their families.

You are required to have a qualification in Childcare and Education Level and above. Post qualification experience, including supervisory experience would be desirable. You will be required to work flexible hours as the centre operates a shift system.

Some of the primary duties will include:

  • – Take responsibility for supervising staff within your room.
  • – Demonstrate good practice and support colleagues with development of the EYFS.
  • – Deployment of staff accordingly.
  • – Ensure staff are up to date with special books, planning and any reviews and assessments.
  • – Attend room leader meetings and be part of the middle leadership team.
  • – Take responsibility as the ‘accountable person’ for opening and closing the building in absence of the Children’s Centre and Early Years Lead and the SCCO.
  • – Liaise and work with other professionals such as Health Visitors, Educational Psychologists, Social Workers and Speech Therapists as appropriate, and the Senior Leadership Team when needed.

These are ideal positions for experienced professionals looking to be an integral part of a team within a setting that provides an outstanding personal service to diverse families in the community. Significant professional experience of working within a culturally diverse educational childcare environment is essential. You must have good interpersonal and relationship building skills and possess good assessment skills.

These positions are based at Clapton Park Children’s Centre. Clapton Park is also houses Hackney Forest School a new and innovative project in Hackney to run and promote the Forest School Ethos. We are seeing a professional who has an interest in outdoor learning with the potential to become a Forest School Lead through training and support. Please see our website for more information www.hakcneyforestschool.co.uk.

Closing date: 4th December 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

DBS check required for this role: Yes