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Role: Centre Director  

Location: Townsville, QLD

Centre: Goodstart Idalia - Lakeland Boulevard 

Employment Type: Full-Time + $5k retention bonus / relocation support


We’re Goodstart 

At Goodstart, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through amazing early learning experiences, and we know that we can’t do that without great people! 


We’re Goodstart – a not-for-profit with a vision for Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life.  


Your Impact 

As the Centre Director at Goodstart Idalia-Lakeland Boulevard Centre, 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 and to extend your network of relationships with children, families and educators. You will work in collaboration with your centre leadership team . 

You will establish respectful and reciprocal relationships with families and engage in networks within the centre’s local community. 


You’ll help achieve this by:

  • The ability to develop strong trusting relationships between children, families, staff, and our local community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team, engaging with regulatory bodies and stakeholders.
  • Work closely with your Administration Officer to build attendance through community networks, and national attraction programs
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and development for yourself and all Educators.
  • Maintain health and safety standards, and risk minimisation strategies.
  • Diploma in Children Services or Bachelor of Education – Early Childhood & Primary (or an equivalent qualification as approved by ACECQA)


What Goodstart can offer you:


  • $5000 retention bonus / Relocation support
  • Competitive pay - $40 - $45 per hour
  • Paid professional development
  • Wellbeing Focus – You’ll get two extra days off per year
  • Additional Leave – You’ll have the option to purchase extra leave
  • 4 weeks paid parental leave – increasing to 6 weeks from Dec 2023
  • 50% discount off your childcare gap fees
  • Retail discounts on insurance, travel and technology etc.


You’ll also love: 

  • Centre support - dedicated support and guidance on a range of topics, such as safety, teaching and inclusion, delivered face to face or virtually by our centre support team  
  • Security and stability - with over 670 centres across Australia, you’ll have the support of a large network and the stability of a respected organisation 


If you have previous experience as a Centre Director/Assistant Director/Educational Leader or in a centre leadership position, or similar, then we want to meet you! 


How to apply 


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. 


Supporting our people and protecting our children 

We are an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment. We support and encourage individual growth and strong teams that are made up of many different cultures and backgrounds. 

We are deeply committed to reconciliation and creating an environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People feel connected and a strong sense of belonging. By weaving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives through all that we do, we aim to build knowledge and a deeper understanding of our First Nations People and culture for all in our team

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