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Quality Assurance Officer - M22 5RG



Job Type



Education & Training


M22 5RG

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic specialist in the Early Years to join our dedicated team. This permanent position is suited to someone that is looking to advance their career in Early Years and widen their knowledge and experience.

Based in children's services you will work closely with members of the team and managers, and a range of early years providers to raise the standard of provision. These include childminders, nurseries, day care providers, creches, before- and after-school clubs, private and voluntary providers of child care.

You will write a range of reports, presentations, evaluations using IT. You will visit settings including childminders and evaluate the quality of provision. You will need to be able to monitor the outcomes of childcare providers, use the Manchester Quality Assurance framework, contributing to and maintaining an accurate database of the quality of provision across the city.

You will need qualifications: GCSE/O Level English language and mathematics or equivalent
DBS Check required (enhanced (regulated activity). It is important that you know how to monitor and adhere to statutory guidelines and legislation in order to safeguard children.

You will have the necessary people skills to establish and maintain excellent relationships with other stakeholders, ensuring that the service is delivered to a high quality standard in line with performance and quality targets. You will also need personal qualities of good manners, personal presentation, good use of Standard English and a positive mind set.

A part of the role is to collate data from a range of sources, and use IT to provide analysis. You will need to know how to create presentations and speak to different audiences.

Diversity is very important to us at the council. You will need to show open commitment and clear action to ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment. You will need to adhere to the requirements and the sentiments in the 2010 Equality Act.

If you require any adjustments to be able to engage in the recruitment process, please let us know.

This post requires a  GCSE/O Level English language and mathematics or equivalent.

This post is a designated Essential Car User. Therefore you must hold a full valid driving licence at all times and provide your own car for use at work. You will receive the Essential Car User Allowance.

The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for  an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

The Council has a number of IT systems and secure email accounts that are part of the Government's Public Services Network (PSN). In 2014, the Cabinet Office introduced a minimum level of security screening for all staff that have access to any IT systems or gcsx email account which form part of the Public Services Network. This security screening is called the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). This check involves verification of identity; nationality and immigration status; employment history (past 3 years) and criminal record.

This post is subject to BPSS checks. You will therefore be required to consent to and comply with BPSS checking requirements prior to commencing in this post which includes applying for a Basic Disclosure check.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Greater Manchester Police Vetting process.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

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