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Service Manager/ Centre Director

Busy Bees - Wellard, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Service Manager (Director)

Busy Bees Australia is part of the United Kingdom's leading Childcare Provider, Busy Bees. We have Education and Care services across Australia with a strong future growth. We are building futures for our children through our high quality education and care programs with a child centred approach that promotes the development of creativity, individuality and self-confidence. Through working in partnership with families, we provide the highest standards of care and are looking for a dedicated and passionate Service Manager to join our team and step into the local community as a business leader.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, dynamic and ambitious person looking for a new challenge to make a difference in the Early Learning and Quality Education sector and strengthen the Busy Bees Australian footprint. You will enjoy a working culture focused on quality education and care, innovation and business growth in the local community.

The Opportunity

Busy Bees Australia are seeking a passionate Service Manager/ Centre Director for our Early Learning Centre located at Busy Bees at Wellard. We are looking for an innovative leader who wants to make a difference and support excellence in early childhood education.

Busy Bees at Wellard is a 104 place service that is inspired by nature play and nurturing Maria Montessori and Reggio Emilia learning approaches, Busy Bees at Wellard incorporates natural learning environments. This guides our interactions with the children and the vast array of activities that we offer. Busy Bees at Wellard is a purpose-built Service with 7 learning environments, and an excellent nature play outdoor space.

As a Service Manager, you love to lead, inspire staff and provide mentoring and support. You naturally build relationships with families and the local community and ensure your service delivers quality care. You will oversee team development, performance evaluations, staff scheduling, all elements of service enrolment process and other daily operations to maintain a successful business.

An added bonus of being a part of the Busy Bees Australia group, is that we have a dedicated Enrolments Team that will partner with you to facilitate a positive enrolment journey for your families, which means you will have more time to spend on positively contributing to other areas of the business that need focus rather than the sales pipeline.

Qualifications and experience required:
Previous leadership experience, at least 3 years leading and developing high achieving teams, providing a high standard of quality care. Experience working to compliance standards, hitting business targets and demonstrating the capability to build a strong and effective team environment. The successful Service Manager will also have experience leading and developing a team of professional educators. High level of administration and organisation skills are expected, business management abilities will be essential and confident people management skills will be regarded highly together with the following qualifications:

Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and or Early childhood teaching degree
Current Working with Children Card;
Good knowledge of the Early Years Learning and National Quality Framework including experience with the Assessment and Rating process
National Police Check

Ensure all enquiries are addressed appropriately and in a positive manner, providing relevant information to promote access to the service. These must be documented and reported on in accordance with policy and procedure
To coordinate and maintain all service information and ensure that record systems are up to date, in accordance with regulatory compliance, are easily accessible to management and are kept private and confidential from all other parties
Ensure that statutory and organizational requirements are met and current, including, but not limited to attendance sheets, allowable absences, childcare usage reports, child care benefits, receipts and enrolment information
Ensure that all procedures, including weekly reports, debt management and service purchasing (within agreed approval limits) are maintained and provided within the required time frames
Ensure that all subsidies and other funding are kept up to date and submitted on time for prompt payments
Ensure that equipment is used, maintained and monitored appropriately and an up to date inventory of furniture, fittings and equipment is available
Ensure that service presentation is maintained to the highest standard, including reporting, requesting repairs and notifying of maintenance issues

Additional Benefits that may be offered to the successfully appointed Service Manager:

The opportunity to work within a growing organisation where the focus is on the children and our people;
Commitment to training, professional development/networking and career pathway progression;
International exchange programs - as a business with international head quarters in UK - Busy Bees Australia offers opportunities to reward & recognise employees who have contributed strongly in their roles, to attend international development opportunities and exchange programmes
Learn and grow with support from dedicated and talented senior professionals
Discounts on parent fees
Performance incentives for high achievers

Salary: Busy Bees Australia align their salaries with the Children Services Award

We are not accepting applications from agencies for this role.

If you wish to become part of the Busy Bees team please provide a cover letter and copy of your current CV/Resume.