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Practice Improvement and Performance Area Lead

Date: 23-Feb-2021

Location: BALLARAT, VIC, AU, 3350

Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. We are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people, and caring for over 71,000 children.


We're seeking a highly motivated Practice Improvement and Performance Area Lead who is able to lead a group of Centres while also supporting with Practice Uplift. This role is a permanent full-time position, starting asap.


 About the role –

  • Lead a group of Centre Directors across Ballarat  
  • Support centres’ quality practice uplift journey through the application and improvement of Environmental Rating Scales, the National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework
  • Increase performance, pedagogy practice and knowledge of our teams
  • Coaching and developing a future leader in problem solving and solution building to improve performance and capability
  • Meeting with a Centre Director to review business results and discuss tactics to meet commercial targets
  • Connect and leverage relationships within the wider VIC Goodstart support team to deliver on our child, family and people principles
  • Using your exceptional relationship skills to secure a collaborative and inclusive community partnership


About you –

  • Early Childhood Degree equivalent
  • Extensive and recent practice-based early childhood education experience (aged birth to 8 years).
  • Working knowledge of National and State Accredited Early Learning Frameworks and National Quality Framework (including qualification requirements and National Quality Standards).
  • Managerial experience of multi-site teams
  • Experience leading, coaching and mentoring others
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve business outcomes through commercial and operational acumen
  • Open Drivers Licence


The benefits -

  • Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income to increase take home pay
  • Company car, laptop and phone
  • Access to discounted childcare
  • Competitive bonus structure
  • Flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs
  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
  • Ongoing support for training and professional development
  • Opportunity to participate in active social club events
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more….


 Goodstart Early Learning are proud of our inclusive work environment that supports and encourages individual growth and strong teams. Goodstart Early Learning acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of all lands on which we come together. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring, living cultures and pay our respects to Elders past and present.



If you are interested in applying for this role, please upload your Cover Letter & CV to our website.

If you would like a copy of the PD please email Alysse Giudice – (Please do not e-mail your application to this e-mail address, it will not be considered).


Posting Notes: BALLARAT || VIC || Australia (AU) || VIC South & TAS - Region 30 || SF:LI || Bachelor (ECT) 4yr || Full-Time