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Manager Education North East Hub & Foundation Skills Lead

AMES Australia - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


  • Full-time maximum term position to 30 June 2023
  • Provide expert advice on Foundational Skills and VET
  • Lead a team of teachers, trainers and administrative staff
  • Position based at Dallas, however managing across the North East Hub
  • The annual salary is $93,114 + 9.5% super
  • Other benefits include:
  • Regular performance feedback and performance review process
  • Supportive environment and caring work culture with work/life balance
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health and Well-being Program
  • Salary packaging (Full FBT employer) including: superannuation, Novated Leases, laptops, mobile phones, professional
  • development, subscriptions and memberships, and briefcases
  • Employee discounts (Flare)

About the role

We are currently seeking applications for Manager Education - North East Hub & Foundational Skills Lead, to oversee the development and delivery of client-centred, integrated and financially sustainable education and training programs and services within AMES' North East Hub.

If successful, you will provide expert advice on Foundational Skills and VET (specialist area), and lead the business expansion of Foundational Skills and VET across the Education Portfolio.

You will be responsible for leading and coordinating a team of teachers, trainers, and administrative staff within the North East Hub, and for leading, influencing and maximising outcomes in Foundational Skills and VET.

You will have an emphasis to implement change management to achieve streamlined operations, quality services and financial viability.

To be considered for this role, you will be able to demonstrate the following key selection criteria:

  • Degree or Diploma in Education, Business, Management or related field; AND
  • Minimum 2 years' experience working with CALD and other clients to build settlement, employment and/or education readiness; including some experience in providing leadership to and managing a team of teachers and education support staff


  • Minimum 5 years' experience working with CALD and other clients to build settlement, employment and/or education readiness; including some experience in providing leadership to and managing a team of teachers and education support staff


  • A current Working with Children Check (Employee) is mandatory
  • A current valid Driver's Licence for Victoria is mandatory
  • Access to own vehicle with comprehensive insurance for work purposes
  • Extensive knowledge of the education and employment sectors to effectively drive Foundation Skills and VET programs to meet the needs of providers and individuals
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a team of teachers and provide leadership and management of effective program development and delivery
  • Demonstrated Business Development skills in maintaining and growing current business levels according to negotiated growth targets
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently plan, schedule and deliver education programs to CALD and other clients within budget constraints to meet KPIs
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff including performance reviews and quality checks and demonstrated capacity to provide leadership mentoring and support
  • Comprehensive understanding of the regulatory requirements - in regard to quality assurance, compliance, recording and reporting - relevant to Education Programs
  • Understanding of the principles of language pedagogy, adult learning and the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant accredited curricula, and the ability to lead the development of contextualised learning programs
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant communities, programs and services, and the connections applied between them
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and provide individual progressive pathway counselling to assist clients to detail steps in educational and training pathways, including recognition of overseas qualifications
  • Ability to lead colleagues in the use and value of an extensive range of teaching strategies and resources, including ICT, to optimize learning outcomes
  • A current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE) is desirable

Applications for this position will be accepted up to 10 pm on Sunday, 11 April 2021, however interviews and/or other selection processes may commence prior to the close date.

To apply for this position please submit:

  • Your current resume
  • Cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined above

About us

AMES Australia is a statutory authority which specialises in the delivery of education, training, employment, settlement and community services to a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) client base.

AMES Australia is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

AMES Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and abides by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory police check and provision of a current Working with Children Check (where required for position).

AMES Australia's Values are: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership, Human Rights

Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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