Better Start Area Manager, Lambeth Nursery Schools’ Federation

Pay Scale: PO6 – Scale 41 to 44 (£48,402 – £51,444) depending on experience

Lambeth Nursery School Federation in partnership with Lambeth Council is seeking to recruit a Better Start Area Manager for the Clapham and Brixton Hill area. The post holder will manage and oversee all aspects of children’s centre service delivery across three children’s centre sites and a linked stay and play one o’clock club.
This will include the coordination of early help for families through Better Start case work, as well as a range of early years activities, parenting support, health services and adult and family learning.
The successful candidate will have a strong track record in delivering services and support to young children and families, as well as excellent leadership skills to manage a large staff team and an ability and commitment to collaborative working with a wide range of partners.
The role of Better Start Area Manager is part of the wider senior leadership team within the Nursery School Federation, and as such the post holder will contribute to the wider delivery of outstanding early years provision, while also representing the children’s centres as part of the governing body.
Better Start Area Managers receive strong support from Lambeth Council, with regular network meetings toensure a cohesive service is offered across the borough. The Better Start area based model is well established in the borough, and feedback from parents, carers and partners on the services and support provided is consistently excellent.

We can offer:
● a supportive leadership team within the Federation, working alongside a committed team
● an opportunity to be creative and inspire others
● commitment to supporting your professional development

You will have:
● experience of working closely with families
● the ability to inspire and lead a team
● Good at problem solving, have a “can do” attitude and work well under pressure
● relevant knowledge and expertise
● a friendly, calm and supportive approach
● excellent oral and written communication skills
● Confidence in using IT in your work, including familiarity with a range of software
● enthusiasm for continuing your own professional development

Further information:
Closing date for applications: 5:00pm Sunday 26th June 2022
Shortlisting: Thursday 30th June 2022
Interviews week commencing: 11th July 2022

To obtain further information and a recruitment pack including a Job Description and Person
Specification, please email You will be expected to
complete an application form and attend an interview. If you would like to visit us beforehand,
please let us know.

How to apply:
Please send your completed application form by email to
or post to: Monila Kopanicakova, Maytree Nursery School and Children’s Centre, 4 Allingham
Road, London SW4 8EG marked Private and Confidential.

Lambeth Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people and expects all staff, volunteers and external agencies to share this commitment.