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Role:Assistant Director 

Location: 904 Glenelg Highway, Sutton St, Ballarat Central VIC 3356

Centre: Goodstart Delacombe

Employment TypeFull-time 38 hours per week. Permanent

Pay: $35.93-$59.13 Per hour + Super


  • Use your experience in early learning and work alongside our Centre Director to support our centre and team 
  • Competitive pay at least 7% above award + a range of benefits including childcare discount + salary packaging available 
  • Work for Australia’s largest early learning Not-for-Profit 


Are you an experienced early learning professional eager to advance your career, sharpen your leadership skills, and contribute to building a thriving business? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! 


As the Assistant Director at Goodstart Delacombe, you'll leverage your expertise and leadership to inspire and motivate your centre team, driving continuous improvement across all areas of centre operations. Collaborate with our dedicated leadership team, forge respectful and reciprocal relationships with families, and actively engage with the local community networks. 


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 


About Goodstart Delacombe

  • 145 place centre split across two buildings
  • Diverse and multi-cultural team of Early Childhood Professionals
  • We are seeking an experienced leader to join the Centre Leadership Team and support the large team

WhatGoodstart can offer you: 

  • Receive at least 7% above the award rate 
  • Up to 50% discount off your childcare gap fees and up to 6 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Tax benefits through salary packaging  
  • Paid professional development 
  • Two wellbeing days included in your personal leave per year  
  • Free annual flu shot (optional) 
  • Option to purchase extra leave for even greater work life balance   
  • First Nations Support and Cultural Leave 
  • Retail discounts on insurance, travel and technology 
  • Uniform allowance and employee referral program 


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. 
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 – for further information and support, email  


Have a question? Contact VIC/Tas Talent Acquisition Partner Charlotte on 0396489815 or via email



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: DELACOMBE, BALLARAT || VIC || Australia (AU) || | || Diploma - Children's Services or equiv || Full-Time

Job Segment: Recruiting, Manager, Human Resources, Management

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