Centre Manager

Location: Napier South, New Zealand
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: JO-2008-189792-2
Salary: NZD50000 - NZD86000 per annum
Everything you’ve learnt in ECE has led you here, to us!


•  Standout teachers and team

•  Leadership mentoring

•  Benefits to attract the best


If your career development matters to you, it matters to us too. We know that delivering great outcomes for children and families starts with having the right people. And nowhere is this more important, than in our leaders. Which is where you come in!

We’re looking for inspiring and empowering Centre Managers, who can embody our values and bring out the best in the people around them. Someone whose rich experience and depth of knowledge and experience in ECE, can provide the guidance and support to ensure our wonderful centres succeed in ensuring the highest quality ECE services for our families. 

Whether you’ve managed a centre already or you just know you are ready to take on that challenge, we’ll provide you with all the support and leadership mentoring you need to achieve your potential in this role. And with more than 2,000 colleagues and 117 other centres nationwide, there’s no shortage of expertise on hand.

You’ll take a holistic approach to centre management – and you know that people are at the heart of everything – and most especially world-class ECE. You love building teams that share your vision of outstanding outcomes for children. This will involve applying your guiding hand to everything from great team environments and team culture, learning environments, centre presentation, compliance and regulatory requirements and sustaining outstanding family/whānau and community relationships.

A role model for all of your people, your passion for ECE, encouraging approach and genuine interest in the development of others, will inspire and elevate the performance of your team — and the centre overall.  

A qualified and broadly experienced registered ECE teacher, you’ll have proven people leadership experience, backed by a sound track record across the other key elements that are critical to operating a wonderful centre. An exceptional communicator and relationship builder, your ability to innovate, reflect and push beyond the boundaries will also indicate you are the best.

In addition to an attractive salary, we offer amazing benefits including, ongoing training and   development, free renewal of certification with Teaching Council, birthday leave, annual flu vaccination, through to discounted medical insurance, childcare fees at our centres and retail discount offers for our people.

Make your best career move yet and join us in making an extraordinary difference in the lives of New Zealand’s youngest learners and their families. Contact Annie O’Keefe today.