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Role: Assistant Director

Location: Townsville, QLD

Centre: Goodstart Riverside Gardens 

Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent 

Pay: $30-$35/hr + Super + $5000 relocation support 


  • 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 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.


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 Riverside Gardens Our spacious centre featuring seven rooms and three playgrounds, gives our children the perfect environment to invent and explore during their time with us. Our dedicated educators take pride in delivering a fun and educational learning experiences for each child, ensuring the highest quality care at all times. With a team of experienced and well-qualified educators, including some studying to further their qualification, we provide a stable and nuturing environment for your child's growth and development. 


What Goodstart 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


You’ll need:

  • Diploma OR Bachelor of Early Childhood or equivalent qualification (ACECQA approved)
  • Current QLD Working with Children Check and First Aid qualification

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.

Have a question? Contact our Talent Acquisition Team on 073918 2282 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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