Care Manager and lead practitioner

Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery

  Full time

  33,280-34,500

  Letham, Fife.

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Role description

The Secret Garden is seeking a Care Manager / Lead Practitioner to lead our exceptional staff team and manage the general running of the nursery. This is a role with many diverse aspects. Time will be split between working in the woods with children and staff (minimum of 1 regular day a week plus covering additional days as needed), and working from an office space onsite (up to 3 days a week), and will include attending / leading a weekly staff meeting on Friday afternoons. There may be some flexibility within the working hours – please feel free to ask.

The role demands superb organisation and communication skills, as well as a great capacity for multi-tasking, staying calm under pressure, and responding to unexpected circumstances with cheerfulness, flexibility and creativity. A passion for nature and early years education and an openness to the Secret Garden ethos are essential.

The successful candidate will be committed to our Secret Garden values of Connection, Community, Curiosity and Integrity, and to carrying forward work on diversity and inclusion within the Nursery in accordance with our Equality and Diversity Policy.