Centre Director, House at Pooh Corner

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
11 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Early Years at UNSW currently owns, operates and manages four long day care centres that give priority of access to the staff and students at the university.

Early Years is looking for an experienced Centre Director to lead and manage House at Pooh Corner Childcare Centre.

House at Pooh Corner is a well-established centre with a deep rich history. It is licensed for 72 children per day aged from 3 months to school age.

The centre hours are from 8am to 6pm. Staff are required to work an 8.25 hour day.

About the role

  • A$95K - A$119K per year (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading )
  • Continuing
  • Full-time (38 hours per week)

The Role

Working with the Early Years leadership team, the role requires the day to day management of the Centre including but not limited to:

  • Leading and managing a team of ~21 staff, including a chef
  • Ensuring adherence to the Education and Care Services National Regulation 2012 and meeting the National Quality Standards
  • A willingness to act as the Nominated Supervisor
  • Continuous  review of the philosophy, the curriculum, the programs, and cultivate the culture in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Contributing to strategic planning for the ongoing development of the Centre and the Early Years portfolio
  • Work minimum of 1 day within the children’s program across a week

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Possess a thorough understanding of, and ability to manage the Centre, in accordance with the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Have a commitment to continuous quality improvement and the ongoing development of Centre policy, procedures and management initiatives
  • Have strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to liaise professionally with parents, children, staff and members of the community
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, inspire and mentor a team and the desire to foster a strong and positive workplace culture

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Jemma Carlisle - General Manager, Early Years 

E: j.carlisle@unsw.edu.au

T: (61 2) 9385 1708

Applications close: 30 October 2016