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Early Childhood Education Manager | Metro and North Coast

Brisbane - Northern Suburbs. Sunshine Coast

Early Childhood Education Manager | Metro and North Coast

  • 492470
  • Brisbane - Northern Suburbs
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Operations Management
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Mentor and lead excellence within your region
  • Hands-on varied Manager role within Early Childhood
  • Manage a portfolio of C&K Community Kindergartens

C&K is a not-for-profit organisation which is recognised as one of Queensland's leading providers of early childhood education and care. Since 1907, the organisation has grown and developed its social purpose agenda and now educates children in 360 kindergartens and childcare centres.

About the Role:

C&K is currently seeking an Early Childhood Education Manager to join the Early Childhood team to support kindergartens within our Metro & North Coast Region. As the Early Childhood Education Manager in this region, you will support a variety of C&K Community Kindergartens within the Region.

This is a great opportunity for an inspired early childhood professional to expand their career in the areas of leadership and management.

This position is responsible for leading and managing C&K's kindergartens in the region, supporting our skilled centre teams to deliver high-quality early childhood programs in line with C&K's vision, values and priorities.

You will be part of a highly-skilled regional team that shares your passion for delivering high-quality education and care.

  • Permanent, Full-Time
  • Impressive salary packages and benefits are on offer
  • Access to phone, laptop, fleet vehicle, professional development, training and support

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead and support centre directors to promote collaborative approaches to achieve quality outcomes aligned with C&K strategy, priorities and values.
  • Apply effective communication and leadership strategies to engage staff, and work collaboratively, including partnering with other services in the area to support and inspire a shared sense of purpose and to deliver outcomes for children and families.
  • Manage service performance to drive continuous improvement.
  • Support services to identify and be responsive to community needs. Engaging with the Regional Team to ensure service needs and outcomes are addressed.
  • Manage, support and monitor the implementation of C&K's early childhood curriculum approach. 

Ideally, you will have:

  • ACECQA approved bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and care
  • Demonstrated experience managing, mentoring and supporting early childhood education and care centres to deliver high-quality outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations
  • Willingness to travel when required across your region Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Experience in multi-site management is desirable 
  • Practical understanding of key issues, strategies and best practices in early childhood education, child health, wellbeing and inclusion, early childhood curricula and development frameworks
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate team collaboration and cooperation to achieve the best outcomes in the program delivery and child outcomes
  • Skills, capability and experience in exploring options and implementing innovative strategies to support and manage service delivery and business outcomes, including analysing trends and data; developing and maintaining effective relationships/partnerships; and engaging with research and best practice.

C&K is committed to an inclusive workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

All C&K employees are required to undergo background checks which include police checks.

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. C&K reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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