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Executive Headteacher

Fixed Term – 01st January 2021 to 31st August 2021

Salary – To be negotiated

Part Time – 0.4

We are looking for Expressions of Interest for a fixed term appointment at our Local Authority run Early Years Centre.

The Executive Headteacher is responsible for the leadership, internal organisation, management and control of the centre.

The Executive Headteacher will work with the Head of Centre who looks after the day-to-day operational management of the centre.

The Executive Headteacher will have experience of managing a school and/or early years setting, will have expertise in EYFS and be part of the Duty Manager Team at the centre. They will also be a Designated Safeguarding Lead for the Centre.


If you would like further information or the opportunity to look round the centre, then please contact Sharon Taylor – Governance and Leadership Advisor – or 07554 299364.


We are looking for expressions of interest for this position to be sent to Sharon Taylor by Friday 10th December. Following this an informal meeting will be held to discuss the position further with the Chair of Governors and Governance and Leadership Advisor.


This role has the flexibility to work alongside another headteacher role subject to approval of the appropriate governing boards.

Expression of Interest – HEYC – Exec HT

Casual Early Years Assistants

All year round

Grade:  4,  £10.01 to £10.28

To work as part of a team in providing a stimulating and varied programme of play and early education activities for children (0-5) that support the delivery of the Early Years’ Foundation Stage.

Hardmoor EYC is a unique setting, providing high quality early education. We are a Maintained Nursery School with fully integrated childcare for children starting from 3 months up to school age. We have a keen focus on outdoor learning, using our woodlands, allotment and gardens to enhance children’s learning experiences and connection.

You will need:
• Level 2 qualifications in childcare and education desirable
• Experience of working with children under 5 years of age
• The ability to form good working relationships with staff, children and parents
• A good understanding of Safeguarding and Health and Safety

Interview Date: Monday 10 January 2022

Closing date: Tuesday 4 January 2022 at 6pm

For further information about the position please see the job description and person specification.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the Centre please contact Kjrsti Carr 023 8055 2220 or email To apply for the position send a completed application form to
This centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires an enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure.

EYA Person spec – Casual

EYA Job description – Casual



 We are looking for a Volunteer Gardener

Please see below for the role profile and more information:

Volunteer Gardener Profile

To apply for any position please read the Southampton City Council documents listed in the right column and return a completed job application form to

New Application Form – 2018


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Recruitment and Selection Procedure

Information for Candidates

Combining Caring and Working

Governor Vacancies

Hardmoor Early Years Centre is looking for new Governors to join the team.

Positions Available:                        LA Governor                                     Co-opted Governor                             Parent 

Being a centre governor means being interested in getting the best early years education for the children at the centre. Governors can become involved in a range of centre matters.

They also provide a strong link between the centre and the local community, and an independent view to support the centre on long term development and improvement.

Governance boards meet on at least a termly basis and governors are also expected to get to know their centre through visits. There are a range of training opportunities available to help governors undertake their duties and develop their understanding of the key areas of centre management.

For further details and information, please contact:

Susanne Ottens, Executive Head

Sarah Williams, Chair of Governors  or    023 8055 2220

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