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Role: Assistant Director 
Location: Western Australia
Centre: Goodstart Welshpool
Employment Type:  Full-Time Permanent


  • 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


Joining Goodstart Early Learning Welshpool as the new Assistant Director is your gateway to a rewarding and impactful role in early childhood education. Here's why you should consider becoming a vital part of our team:


  • Experienced Team: You'll collaborate with a dedicated team of educators and professionals, many of whom have been with the service for 2-16 years. This stability and experience ensure a harmonious work environment where your contributions will be valued.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Goodstart Welshpool is a diverse and multicultural center that prioritises teaching acceptance and tolerance to our children. As Assistant Director, you'll play a pivotal role in fostering an inclusive atmosphere where every child feels respected and valued.

  • Community Engagement: We actively engage with the broader community and work closely with families to encourage participation and partnerships. Your role will deepen the relationship between the center and the community while teaching children about active citizenship.

  • Effective Communication: With our intuitive Storypark platform, you'll have the tools to maintain consistent and clear communications with families. This industry-leading program facilitates interactions between parents and educators, enabling real connections between the child's learning journey at Goodstart Welshpool and what happens at home.

  • Outdoor Exploration: Our center offers age-appropriate outdoor play spaces designed to enhance children's awareness of their surroundings, environment, and sustainability. As Assistant Director, you'll contribute to creating a nurturing outdoor environment where children can explore, play, and let their imaginations roam.


By joining Goodstart Welshpool as Assistant Director, you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on children's lives, work with a diverse and experienced team, and contribute to creating an inclusive and enriching learning environment. Your leadership will play a crucial role in shaping the future of young learners while promoting values of diversity, sustainability, and community engagement.


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. 
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 1800 222 543 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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