Centre Support Manager (Area Manager) | Brisbane, QLD

March 03, 2021

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Company: Edge Early Learning
Position: Centre Support Manager (Area Manager)
Work Type: Full-Time
Location: Brisbane, QLD

Centre Support Manager (Area Manager) | Brisbane, QLD



There is a certain feeling you get from working at Edge, it is the feeling that you are a part of something special.  So, if you are looking for the next chapter in your career, it is here. You will be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that is filled with energetic and inspiring people.

Based in South East Queensland, currently with 20 centres, Edge Early Learning is creating a new leaf in early childhood education. We are deliberate and thoughtful in delivering exceptional foundations for lifelong learning for children, families, team members and individual communities.


About the role

As the newly created Centre Support Manager (Area Manager), you will report to the Operations Manager and will work closely with Centre Directors, our other Centre Support Managers and the Support Office team to make a real difference to the education and care across our centres. You will be a natural leader, with the ability to integrate quality early childhood practices, as well as support business practices to enable Centre Directors to succeed.  Each Edge Early Learning centre is unique with outstanding learning environments designed to promote the best outcomes for children. Our Centre Directors have the autonomy to make decisions and manage the day-to-day operation of their centre, so you will be a genuine support to the centre teams, sharing your knowledge and expertise. Could you see yourself as part of our team?


Are you our next Centre Support Manager?

This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative and growing organisation. We want you to bring your enthusiasm for quality leadership and early childhood practices to strengthen Edge, and grow with us while we also continue to grow.

You will be responsible for supporting a group of centres, and will be responsible for the following:

  • Proactively lead and mentor Centre Directors to manage the day-to-day operations of their centres, including occupancy, rosters, debt and resource management within agreed budget levels.
  • Ensure each centre is compliant with all regulatory requirements and operational standards are met or exceeded within each centre.
  • Be innovative to identify and develop processes and tools to support the educational and business performance of centres.
  • Ensure each centre implements the Early Years Learning Framework and meets the National Quality Standards across all seven areas and National Law and Regulations.
  • Provide strong mentoring and coaching opportunities to ensure centre leadership teams are confident and thriving.
  • Implementation and monitoring of centre policies and procedures.
  • Work in partnership with the Pedagogical Leaders to ensure quality care and education programs for children and continuous learning for staff.
  • Regularly review each centres Quality Improvement Plans, and implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Provide support and guidance through the Assessment and Rating process.


What can you offer us?

In addition to having qualifications in Early Childhood Education, a valid Working with Children (Blue Card), a valid Driver’s Licence and a valid a Police Check (or the ability to acquire one) to be considered for this opportunity, you will need to:

  • Recognise the importance of relationships to successfully engage, motivate, coach and mentor others.
  • A proven ability to foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate an ability to achieve business outcomes through commercial and operational acumen.
  • Have operational and management experience within the early learning sector, including the opening of new centres (preferred).
  • Have experience and understanding on rostering to meet required ratios.
  • Qikkids and CRM software experience preferred.
  • Understand the National Quality Framework and the Assessment and Rating process.
  • Show commitment to your own development and display a high level of self-awareness.
  • Thrive on working within a team and enjoy having some fun along the way!


What can we offer you?

As an Edge Centre Support Manager, you will benefit from:

  • An attractive salary package including a company car, laptop and mobile.
  • Opportunities for career progression within a new and growing organisation.
  • Be a respected and knowledgeable member of our Operations Team.
  • Supportive and experienced mentor.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth through our Leading Edge leadership program.
  • Team Member Childcare Discounts.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Internal professional networks.
  • Full Uniform provided upon commencement and annual allowance.

If you have the drive and passion to become an industry leader in a dynamic working environment, then we can’t wait to hear from you!


Contact and Apply

To find out more and apply for this amazing opportunity, please contact:

Amina Fejzic, People and Culture Coordinator
Edge Early Learning


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