Centre Advisor

Central North Island

Playcentre Aotearoa are on the hunt for an effective communicator with a passion for Early Childhood Education. The Centre Advisor provides advice and support to our centres. They are the link between centres and Regional management, ensuring statutory regulations are met and the needs of our whānau and tamariki are addressed.

The Centre Advisor supports centres by:

  • Providing advice and support to Playcentre’s in the Eastern Bay of Plenty area
  • Role modelling and encouraging implementation of Playcentre philosophy and good practice in centres.
  • Leading preparation for Ministry or Education Review Office visits.
  • Ensuring that day to day actions are carried out to support compliance with Statutory requirements.
  • Promoting the health of each centre.
  • Managing centre-based employees.
  • Liaising with the Regional Office and the Centre

Closing date: Open until position is filled

Position details:

The Centre Advisor is responsible for a range of Playcentres in the Eastern Bay of Plenty area

This is a permanent, part time position working 15 hours a week 44 weeks per annum, Mon-Fri with hour variations.

Start date:

7 June 2022

To be successful in the role you will bring:

  • Excellent relationship management skills – proven ability to interact effectively and confidently with a range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of Te Whāriki, ECE curriculum, Early Childhood Education legislation, and MOE licensing criteria.
  • An understanding of Te Ao Māori, including an appreciation of Mātauranga Māori, Tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori.
  • An understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how they relate to Playcentre.
  • Well-developed influencing skills which support achievement of effective outcomes.
  • Proficiency in keyboard skills and experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Intelligence, an inquisitive mind, a can-do attitude, and a good sense of humour.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail as well as the ability to see the whole picture.
  • Flexibility and the ability to deal with issues as they arise.
  • An ease of being in a leadership role with honesty, discretion, sensitivity, self-discipline, and resilience.
  • Sound judgement, a great work ethic and ability to work independently.
  • Experience and knowledge of Playcentre, while not required is preferred.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Closing date:

Open until position is filled

How to apply:

For further information or to apply for this role, please contact [email protected] including “CNI CA” in the subject line.