Manager Education & Research

November 16, 2020

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Company: C&K
Position: Manager Education & Research
Work Type: Full-Time
Location: Kedron (North Brisbane)
Application Closing Date: November 22, 2020
Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or equivalent (required). Postgraduate qualifications in a related field (highly regarded).


Manager Education & Research

Join C&K in a newly created position, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, this position is responsible for leading and managing C&K’s education and research programs


About us

The Childcare and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K) is a not-for-profit early childhood provider with nearly 350 early childhood education and care services located across Queensland. C&K acknowledges that each child and family have unique early
education and care requirements and so we provide a range of different programs including childcare, kindergarten, outside school hours; care and integrated services.


About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to help drive C&K’s vision as Queenslands pre-eminent provider of early childhood education and care.  As a senior leadership position, the role provides the opportunity to combine an interest in research and practice to influence the education programs across our organisation.

The role involves:

  • Overseeing the development of policy and strategy relating to all aspects of curriculum and pedagogy;
  • Using the latest research and evaluation data to inform C&K’s development of innovative strategies;
  • Overseeing C&K’s research agenda including the organisations participation in collaborative research projects;
  • Overseeing the strategy and operations of the C&K College; and
  • Ensuring that C&K effectively communicates its pedagogical approach and research initiatives.


About you

This position will suit someone with the following qualifications, experience and abilities:

  • A Bachelors degree in early childhood education or equivalent (required). Postgraduate qualifications in a related field (highly regarded).
  • Demonstrated successful experience or involvement in early childhood curriculum development and implementation, harnessing expert knowledge and best practice to drive innovation and improvement in curriculum pedagogy and practice.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in leading programs that improve outcomes for children, collaborating with and drawing on capabilities of a highly skilled team with
    consideration to:
    o Current research and evidence in early childhood education and care
    o the National Quality Framework, and legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to early childhood education and care;
    o the Australian Qualifications and Training Framework and associated Federal and State training contracts;
    o the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research;
    o financial management; and
    o people management.
  • Skills, capability and experience in planning and delivering innovative programs, services and practice to improve outcomes, including analysing information, trends and data; developing and maintaining strong and influential relationships/partnerships.
  • Exceptional contemporary knowledge of best practice evidence in early childhood education and care and a record of success in developing professional capability of educators across a service network.


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