Area Manager - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: JO-2009-190142
Salary: NZD85000 - NZD130000 per annum

We’d like to give your ECE leadership experience more scope to make an extraordinary difference.
  • Standout teachers and team
  • Leadership mentoring
  • Benefits to attract the best
  • Christchurch location
What could be better than managing one amazing ECE centre? Leading multiple centres to deliver outstanding education and care outcomes for children and families/whānau. And where better to do it, than with an ECE Group who understands that their success depends on attracting and investing in passionate professionals like yourself.
This is an organisation where your career matters as much to us, as it does to you. So, whether you are already an Area Manager or are ready to take your centre leadership experience to the next level, you won’t find a more nurturing and rewarding environment, than right here. And with 117 centres nationwide and over 2,000 people, there is significant scope in which to develop yourself both personally and professionally.
You’ll provide leadership to an awesome team of Centre Managers in fabulous Christchurch, with  overall responsibility for the achievement of curriculum, teaching and learning, health & safety, quality assurance, operational and financial outcomes, while adding your expertise to our group operations leadership team. Your mentoring, direction and support will build further on an already great culture of positivity and success, strengthening engagement and retention, while inspiring achievement, operational excellence, and the delivery of the highest quality early childhood education and care.
Naturally, you’ll oversee all your Centre Managers’ recruitment, induction, coaching and development as well as taking an active part in the recruitment of all head and senior teachers. Your support to the Centre Managers will also include assisting them to develop their skills and confidence in leading their teams and developing strong partnerships with parents and whānau.
We’re looking for a broadly experienced ECE professional with a thorough understanding of how our sector operates in New Zealand, who believes in the value of great partnerships with key sector stakeholders, including MoE and ERO and the critical importance of their review processes and requirements. An exceptional communicator, relationship builder and influencer, your ability to lead, coach and motivate individuals and teams to deliver results will be complemented by sound business acumen, excellent decision making and a collaborative working style.
We offer an attractive salary and  a range of great staff benefits….So if you’re ready to take your leadership ability to the next level and make an extraordinary difference in the lives of New Zealand’s youngest learners and their families, then please contact Annie O'Keefe via email, at