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Education and Quality Manager

KU Children's Services
  • Perm Full Time with monthly RDO
  • Fantastic opportunity to develop and deliver your skills in ECE management and pedagogical leadership
  • Based in Sydney CBD with regular travel to Sydney KU services

Who we are:

KU Children's Services (KU) is a leading NFP provider of early childhood education and care. We have been delivering high-quality and inclusive services for children, families and communities since 1895. We are passionate about creating a positive impact on the lives of young children and supporting their development and wellbeing. We strive for excellence, innovation and inclusion, and we celebrate diversity and respect in our workplaces.

For the 8th year consecutive year, we have been recognised as an Employer of Choice! We are so proud of this continued acknowledgement reflecting our workplace culture that allows for people to thrive, innovate, and develop lifelong careers by investing in their future.

The Role:

The Education and Quality Manager role is diverse, fast paced role which will see you working within a team that supports Services to work towards achieving ‘Exceeding’ ratings within the National Quality Standards, maintain compliance to the National Regulations and Law, quality service provision and all aspects of pedagogy and practice.

The role is pivotal in providing mentoring and leadership to ensure the provision of high-quality educational programs for children and families. This is an exciting opportunity for a person seeking to develop and extend their ECE knowledge and management skills. Below are some further responsibilities crucial to the successful delivery of this management role:

  • As the direct delegate of the Approved Provider (Chief Executive Officer), ensure each service is compliant with all legislative requirements, including the National Law; relevant state/territory Regulation; WHS, National Child Safe Principles and KU policy and procedure.
  • Support and promote the organisational Strategic Plan actively contributing to the ECE department goals and objectives
  • Provide professional support and guidance to Service Directors and staff teams in all aspects of early childhood education and pedagogy for continuous improvement
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to promote career growth and planning
  • To manage all aspects of staffing including recruitment; appraisals; orientation; performance management; resolving conflict; complaints and managing difficult situations
  • Work collaboratively with Business Operations and Finance to ensure the long-term viability of KU services; this includes input into the development of centre budgets, review of profit and loss monthly statements, service modelling and support grant application processes

About You:

  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic with a professional and motivational attitude
  • Support the strategic direction of the organisation and uphold the KU values and advocate for children and families
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality and contemporary curriculum in the pursuit of continuous improvement
  • Able to work independently, within a team, and across a variety of teams and individuals as part of a large organisation. Uses professional judgement, appropriate initiative and is solutions focused.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing reflection and professional learning
  • NESA/VIT Accreditation at Proficient level
  • Current WWCC, First Aid, CPR, Asthma and Anaphylaxis

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum of a three or four year Early Childhood Teaching qualification from an ACECQA recognised tertiary provider
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role within an early education setting of no less than five years
  • Sound teaching experience in a range of early years settings including the Assessment and Rating process
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality and contemporary curriculum in the pursuit of continuous improvement
  • Ability to produce well written and accurate reports or recommendations
  • Ability to examine and interpret a wide variety of data/information

Experience the KU Difference

KU offers more benefits than any other employer in the sector, including:

  • Generous annual pay increases
  • 12 rostered days off per year, in addition to 4 weeks of annual leave
  • Up to 14 weeks of KU full pay parental leave,
  • Access to variety of salary packaging options
  • Ongoing professional development including in leadership and management
  • 94% of staff say we live our values
  • KU Plus an extensive Employee benefits program with access to discounts/cashback from 400+ retailers,
  • KU focuses on wholistic staff wellness through its Health & Wellbeing portal
  • Access to extensive free professional learning
  • An inclusive culture with a shared vision
  • Well-resourced and environmentally responsible workplaces
  • Coaching and mentoring from experienced colleagues.

How do you apply?

If the above resonates with you and you feel you can positively contribute to this close-knit team, please click the 'Apply Now' button to be taken to the application form!

The fulfilment of this role is a priority for KU, and applications are encouraged as soon as possible. All applications must include a cover letter addressing key selection criteria - All applications will be reviewed at this time.

For more information or to confidentially discuss this opportunity, please contact Anthony on 02 9268 3930 or via [email protected] using the subject line: Education and Quality Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs (please note applications are not accepted via email).

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KU Children’s Services is committed to being a child safe organisation. We put children’s safety and wellbeing at the centre of our practices. Child safety is a shared responsibility across the organisation. All KU staff contribute to maintaining our child safe culture and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the children in our services and programs. KU has a zero tolerance of harm or abuse of children.

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