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Centre Manager


  • Full-time position available
  • Location: Brunswick
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits 

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organization working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

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About the role

We are currently looking for an experienced Centre Manager who can come and join our team at Hartnett House (Brunswick). We have an opportunity that is once in a lifetime in a non-for-profit organization that is making a difference in the community by providing quality early years services unlike any other. The right applicant will have strong knowledge in the National Quality Framework and the ability to apply early years “best practice” standards. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Undertake the overall management of the Early Learning Centre ensuring a high quality, cost effective service that meets the needs of the children and their families.
  • Ensure that the Centre is inclusive and provides age and developmentally appropriate programs, which promote the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, educational and cultural needs of the children attending the Centre.
  • Develop the role of the Educational Leader in determining the educational direction of the service in relation to children’s curriculum by promoting critical reflection.
  • Ensure all requirements relating to the Early Learning Centre are met - regulatory, budgetary, quality and assessment requirements.

Skills & experience include but not limited to:

  • Minimum qualification of a Diploma in Children Services recognised by ACECQA under the Education and Care Services National Regulations.
  • Current Asthma, First Aid, Anaphylaxis intervention Certificates and CPR.
  • Significant industry experience managing an Early Childhood Service.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, planning and implementing innovative programs that reflect the community’s needs.


  • Experience working in an integrated setting will be highly regarded.
  • Experience in delivering service with 100 or more places within the context of a wider suite of services.

Download position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.


We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter.

Applications to be sent via email.

Applications close at 5pm on 18 December 2019. We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.

As part of MCM’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, current professional registration, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you. 

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    18 November 2019
  • Closing Date

    18 December 2019
  • Location

  • Work type

    Full Time
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