Centre Advisor - Far North Regions


Purpose of the Role:

The Centre Advisor supports centres to seek continuous improvement through strategic and development planning to strengthen day to day practice in accordance with Playcentre philosophy and enabling satisfaction of Statutory obligations.

Closing date: Open until the position is filled

Location and hours:

Located in the Far North. Specific hours worked will be decided in consultation with the Regional Manager.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Providing advice and support to Playcentre’s in the Upper North Island Region;
  • Role modelling and encouraging implementation of Playcentre philosophy and good practice in centres;
  • Leading preparation for Ministry or Education Review Office visits;
  • Responsible for ensuring that day to day actions are carried out to support compliance with Statutory requirements;
  • Conducting Personal Appraisals with centre paid staff, including goal setting, supporting and monitoring progress, and completing annual reporting, consulting with the Centre President where appropriate.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Education legislation and licensing requirements.
  • Playcentre experience or knowledge is essential.
  • Comfortable in a leadership role and displays honesty, discretion, sensitivity, self-discipline and resilience.
  • Good relationship management skills – proven ability to interact effectively and confidently with a range of stakeholders.
  • Well-developed influencing skills which support achievement of effective outcomes by/with stakeholders.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Organised – excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility to travel and work remotely as required from time to time.
  • Experience of Playcentre or Early Childhood environment essential.
  • Understanding cooperative working environments and how to maximise efficiencies and allocate resources effectively.

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

Applications close:

Open until the position is filled.

How to apply:

For further information, a position description or to apply for this role, please contact Human Resources – mailto: [email protected] Please use “UNI Centre Advisor – Far North” in the subject line, ensuring you state the region you are applying for.