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Area Manager

Goodstart Early Learning - Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


We're seeking a highly motivated Area Manager who is an exceptional leader and business manager. This role is a permanent full-time position, with available start time from May 2021.

We have an area with exceptional opportunity for growth and leadership development across 11 independent business units across Cairns.

About you –

  • Tertiary qualification in Business/Human Resources (Desirable)
  • Leadership experience (Essential)
  • Ability to rapidly onboard new information – learn and understand the Early Childhood Education and Care setting and frameworks
  • Managerial experience of multi-site teams
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve business outcomes through commercial and operational acumen
  • Ability to lead, motivate and drive a team to focus on continuous improvement
  • Be able to lead a high performing result driven team to deliver on organisational key deliverables
  • Be able to create a team of independent business units motivated for success
  • Champion and advocate the benefits of early learning and high-quality outcomes in the Birth – 5 Environment

 About the role –

  • Lead a group of 11 Centre Directors across North Queensland
  • Focus on leveraging commercial opportunities present in an in demand geographic location
  • Developing independent leaders and teams focused on high quality learning environments and outcomes for children
  • Focus on increasing performance consistency and work models across the area
  • Working with Centre Directors in person and via online platforms to influence performance improvement and capability
  • Leveraging functional support to ensure Centres have the right resources to deliver their business plans
  • Develop strong professional relationships with the Centre Leadership teams of each centre and create a positive and collaborative area culture
  • Assist Centre Directors to develop their own leadership shadow and create environments where high performing teams thrive
  • Some travel require

Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. We are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people,and caring for over 71,000 children.

The benefits -

  • Company car, laptop and phone
  • Flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs
  • Motivated and energized State Team and colleagues
  • Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income to increase take home pay
  • Access to discounted childcare
  • Competitive bonus structure
  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
  • Ongoing support for training and professional development
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more….

Goodstart Early Learning are proud of our inclusive work environment that supports and encourages individual growth and strong teams. Goodstart Early Learning acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of all lands on which we come together. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring, living cultures and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please upload your Cover Letter & CV to our website. If you would like a copy of the PD please email Alysse Giudice – [email protected] (Please do not e-mail your application to this e-mail address, it will not be considered).

Cairns City, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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