Centre Director

Job Description

Are you ready to step into a role where you can make a real difference in children's lives? Come join the Uniting Early Learning (UEL) team as our Centre Director at our Illoura Centre, North Rockhampton! 

You'll be the heart and soul of our centre, ensuring the delivery of high-quality early childhood services. You'll lead by example, managing operations, inspiring your team, and creating a safe, welcoming space for children and families πŸ’–

Key Responsibilities:

  • πŸ‘©‍🏫 Lead, mentor, and support a dedicated team to deliver high-quality early years education and care. 
  • πŸ“ˆ Manage service performance, applying sound business and financial principles for effective resource allocation and cost management. 
  • 🀝 Establish and maintain strong relationships with families through effective communication and collaboration. 
  • 🌈 Foster a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for children, families, and staff. 
  • πŸ“š Monitor the implementation of EYLF and QKLG, driving service improvement strategies and Quality Improvement Plans. 
  • 🀝 Collaborate with the Area Manager to achieve best practices and quality outcomes.

About You

You are passionate about providing a quality learning environment for children, fostering a sense of belonging and believe that all children should be treated with dignity and respect.

You exemplify personal drive and integrity and lead from the front. You take responsibility for the service in meeting its objectives by building a capable and engaged workforce to ensure quality outcomes for children and employees.

Your success toolkit:

  • πŸŽ“ Bachelor of Early Childhood, Diploma, or equivalent ACECQA-approved qualification (required). 
  • πŸ’Ό Demonstrated experience in managing and mentoring early childhood education and care services. 
  • πŸ’‘ Thorough knowledge of early childhood education practices, legislative frameworks, and quality guidelines. 
  • πŸ’° Strong business and financial management acumen.
  • πŸ’¬ Excellent communication and leadership skills.

Why Uniting Early Learning?

🌳 Illoura means 'a peaceful place,' and our centre lives up to its name. With welcoming indoor spaces and a spacious natural outdoor area, we offer a nurturing haven for children to explore, learn, and grow. Our long-serving, diverse team is committed to prioritising children and families. 🌳🎨

Some of our staff benefits:

  • 🀱 Paid Parental Leave – because family comes first
  • πŸŽ„ An extra Day off at Christmas – 'tis the season to be merry!
  • πŸ“š Generous professional development opportunities
  • πŸ”„ Paid renewal of your Blue Card and First Aid 
  • 🩹 Reimbursement for immunisations required to work in the industry
  • 🌟 Reward and Recognition program
  • 🎁 Centre closes between Christmas and New Year allowing all staff to have time off with loved ones
  • πŸ“‹Paid one Pupil free day allowing for staff to set up their environments the first day back after Christmas
  • πŸ’²πŸ‘ΆπŸ½ 50% childcare discount

What sets us apart:

🌏 Uniting Early Learning is part of the Uniting Church in Queensland's mission-based childcare services. We're about providing quality learning outcomes, guided by our values, not profits.

We believe:

  • In cooperating to make the world a better place
  • In the inherent value of all people
  • In the human need for connection, acceptance and trusted relationships
  • That communities are strengthened when everyone is supported
  • That by working together we can achieve great things

How to Apply

✨ Ready to lead with passion? Follow the application details by selecting the “Apply” button.

If you are a culturally & linguistically diverse, living with a disability, or returning to the workforce after a period of time off raising children, we recognise you are less likely to apply for this position, however we strongly consider those who can meet most of the above and have a great work ethic to formalise their application. 

Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is committed to being a child safe, child friendly organisation and for all children who come into contact with our services we will provide welcoming, safe and nurturing services, prevent child abuse and neglect within our services and appropriately and immediately address child abuse and neglect if it does occur.

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