GROW: Education Implementation Manager

GROW with Educare Centres
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 April, 2018
Opportunity type: 

The GROW with Educare Centres project was incubated by a partnership between The Clothing Bank and Grow Learning Company. Both partners have a deep understanding of the core components required to establish successful, self-sufficient, independent business owners who are able to provide quality education.

The Centre seeks to appoint an Education Implementation Manager to be based in Gauteng.


  • Align Performance for Success: Focus and guide others in accomplishing work objectives
  • Coach and Develop Others: Provide feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities
  • Compel Communication: Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups, communicating in a focused and compelling way that captures and holds others’ attention
  • Emotional Intelligence: Establish and sustain trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting one’s own and others’ emotions and behaviour in the context of the political environment; leveraging insights to effectively manage one’s own responses and reactions
  • Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application

GROW with Educare Centres site visits:

  • Conduct field visits to GROW with Educare Centres under management
  • Five visits per week in the mornings and afternoons in the office. (20 possible days in the field per month for approximately four days’ spare)
  • Provide weekly feedback to the Regional Implementation Manager and Head of Education on Centres and create an action plan per Centre

 Education Management:

  • Ensure curriculum and daily program is being implemented at the required standard
  • Implementation of Early Inspirations App
    • Site visit checklist                                                                                                             
    • Development / Children Reports oversee process biannually
    • Inventory checklist oversee process annually                                                         
    • Teacher Evaluations oversee process annually
  • Ensure appropriate classroom layout
  • Ensure health and hygiene standards are maintained

 Franchisee Recruitment:

  • Do all set up and preparation for open days for potential new Franchisees
  • Set up recruitment day
  • Ensure all new Franchisee files are set up and up to date
  • Make all new Operational Files Finance, Admissions, Policies and Procedures, Staff and Education files for all new Franchisees
  • Arrange official welcome breakfasts for new GROW with Educare Centres:
    • Invitations created and distributed
    • Caterer briefed
  • Set up and management of event

 Franchise Meeting:

  • Assist PM with the set up and preparation for monthly franchisee meetings


  • Prepare all training materials for all training interventions.
  • Facilitate annual Education Training:
  • Education Training (8 weeks over 4 months) to all Principals and Teachers of new GROW with Educare Centres.
  • Work in conjunction with the Regional Implementation Managers for all soft skills training interventions e.g. Life Skills training for all Franchise Owners - 5 Modules.

 Franchisee Operational Management and Support:

  • Assist with the monthly Franchisee meetings
  • Train and implement 2 of the 5-file franchisee operating systems:
    • Education Operation File
    • Administration and Policy and Procedures file                                 
  • Business Support:
    • Support the Business Mentors with Registration Process for the Centre.
  • Support the Business Mentors with the Government Subsidy Process for the Centres

 Recruitment of New Franchisees and Implementation at New Centres:

  • Assist Regional Implementation Managers to field initial calls                                    
  • Assist in hosting of the information days                                                                          
  • Do initial site visit to check viability with the Regional Implementation Manager 
  • Set up and help facilitate recruitment day                                                                        
  • Assist Regional Implementation Managers to arrange final site visits before signing up – do infrastructure quotes
  • Manage the implementation process at new Centres (with Education Mentors)
  • Perform upfront inventory check


  • Centres (Assist Regional Implementation Manager with ordering process):
    • Annual new Centres                                                                                                      
    • Annual ordering of replacement equipment                                                                                                
  • Printing orders                                                                                                                       
  • Consumables orders

 Infrastructure Upgrade:

  • Accompany Regional Implementation Manager on visits with building manager to scope work so that quotes can be drawn up
  • Assist Regional Implementation Manager on 1st site inspection sign-off for infrastructure upgraded
  • Assist Regional Implementation Manager on final site inspection

 Parent Information:

  • Attend parent information sessions at the Centres


  • Degree / Diploma in the field of education and/or psychology
  • A minimum of three years-experience within the education or business sector.
  • Verbal, written and communication skills
  • Skills in coaching
  • Experience and knowledge of educational programmes specifically in foundation phase
  • Experience in directing and shaping curriculum and teaching process
  • Solid experience in training and facilitating training sessions

To apply, submit your CV to

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