Closing Date

Sunday, 8 November 2020





A leadership opportunity to ensure that children have the learning, development, and wellbeing outcomes that they need for school and life across South East Queensland.

  • Unique opportunity to join an iconic and important organisation
  • Inspire and guide a passionate and capable team
  • Ensure operational excellence for continued growth & opportunity

About the Organisation

Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care with over 670 centres across Australia. Their vision is for Australia’s children to have the best start in life, and they aim to help children achieve this by providing them with the learning, development, and wellbeing outcomes that they need. As a not for profit social enterprise Goodstart exists purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. They know that the world is changing for children and families, and they want to be at the absolute forefront of designing and realising innovative practices and offers that truly change lives.

About the Role

Goodstart’s national network of centres is arranged in business units, and each of these are led by a State Manager. The State Manager ensures that their Leadership Team allocates resources and effort to deliver activities and outcomes described in Goodstart’s annual business plan and are aligned to Goodstart’s strategic direction. In addition, each State Manager works within the broader Goodstart leadership team to contribute towards our six strategic goals: exceptional quality, inclusion for everyone, amazing people experience, personalised family experience, impact beyond Goodstart, and building a thriving organisation with safety and reconciliation wrapping everything we do.

As an integral part of the Goodstart leadership team, you will be closely involved in co-designing national policies, processes, and initiatives to strengthen and improve our organisation.

This role reports to the CFO/COO and is also responsible on a peer basis to the State Manager group.

Key Deliverables

  • Continually drive quality improvement
  • Identify and address the current and emerging needs of families
  • Deliver defined operational and commercial outcomes
  • Lead the focus on assurance, compliance, and safety
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key government and sector stakeholders
  • Provide strong leadership, coaching and support to direct reports

How to Apply

People for Purpose have been appointed to recruit for this role.  We invite you to read the position description and annual report. Once you have absorbed this information and done your own research, if you have specific questions, please email [email protected].

You can access the position description here.

You can learn more about Goodstart Early Learning here.

To apply, you must submit a CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing Goodstart and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close Sunday, 8 November 2020.

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