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Role: Assistant Director

Location: 10 McIvor Road, BENDIGO, 3550, VIC

Centre: Goodstart Bendigo

Employment Type: Full Time/Permanent 

Pay: Competitive pay at least 7% above award + super with yearly increases (depending on qualification)

 

Are you an experienced early learning professional who’s ready to take their career to the next level, honing leadership skills and helping to build a successful business?

 

As the Assistant Director, you will use your experience and leadership qualities to engage and motivate your centre team to drive continuous improvement in all aspects across centre operation. You will work in collaboration with your centre leadership team and establish respectful and reciprocal relationships with families and engage in networks within the centre’s local community.

 

About Goodstart Bendigo:

  • 139 place centre, located within the city centre of Bendigo with easy access to public transport, schools and local businesses
  • We view our inside and outside environments as one, encouraging play to remain free flowing and inclusive
  • The local community is also very important to us and we are involved with Bendigo Council, the Gravel Hill Community Gardens, the Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative, and the Young People for Refugees, just to name a few
  • Join a passionate and caring team, lead by a long-standing Centre Director

 

In this role, you will:

  • Support the Centre Director in the leadership of the team to provide high-quality early learning and care
  • Mentor and build capabilities within the centre team
  • Be responsible for the overall management of the centre in the Centre Director’s absence
  • Use and implement the Goodstart Practice Guide

What Goodstart can offer you:

  • We truly value you – that’s why we pay more. At Goodstart, Assistant Directors get at least 7% above the award rate
  • Up to 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from December 2023 
  • Tax benefits through salary packaging – a great way to pay for expenses with money from your salary before tax is taken out
  • Paid professional development - we offer a range of opportunities to grow your skills and your career 
  • Wellbeing focus - you’ll get two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year
  • Additional leave - you’ll have the option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance  
  • Retail discounts - you’ll save money on insurance, travel and technology
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program
  • Security and stability - as Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care and a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families

 

If you have previous experience as an Assistant Director or in a centre leadership position, or similar, then we’d love to talk to you about which of our amazing opportunities would be the best fit for you.

 

How to apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ and submit your application.

For more information contract VIC recruiter Melanie – 03 9648 9857 / msymonds@goodstart.org.au

We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.

 

Supporting our people and protecting our children

We’re an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We know that Goodstarters from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences strengthen our teams and help us grow. We’re also deeply committed to Reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel a strong sense of belonging and connection.

Safety is our priority and we will take any action necessary to ensure that all children can feel safe and be safe, and are safeguarded from abuse, neglect and harm. As a Child Safe Organisation, all of our candidates must have or obtain a valid working with children check.

 

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Posting Notes: BENDIGO || VIC || Australia (AU) || | || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time


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