area manager - canberra in canberra cbd

job type
AU$ 80,000 per year
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job details

canberra cbd, australian capital territory
job category
education & training
job type
AU$ 80,000 per year
reference number
00 00
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job description

The Role

Reporting directly to the State Manager, the purpose of this role is to provide commercial leadership and operational direction to multiple child care centres. The role has full accountability for achieving optimum business results and positive outcomes for all children within your area.

This role is based in Canberra, and will include travelling to multiple centres located within the ACT. You will be working closely with Centre Managers to build the reputation of the business and to provide ongoing support and guidance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Effectively leading and motivating your managers to deliver commercial and quality outcomes
  • Development of Centre Managers through successful coaching, mentoring and performance management to achieve optimum results
  • Ensuring managers build strong relationships with families through effective CRM utilisation, communication and other engagement strategies
  • Effective monitoring and action to ensure the success of the area’s performance with priority given to underperforming centres
  • Ensuring all targets for centres are achieved through the implementation of effective business planning, roster management and initiatives to build occupancy
  • Implementing and monitoring of regulations, policies and procedures

To be successful in this role you must have the following

  • A minimum of 3 years’ successful track record as an Area/Operations Manager across a dispersed network
  • Experience working within a highly regulated framework
  • Experience working with budgets and PNL Statements
  • Diploma in Children’s Services, or equivalent (desirable)
  • Strong commercial acumen including the ability to use business data effectively to drive results
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, with a strong customer and sales focus
  • Childcare software - Qikkids and CCMS (desirable)
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Energetic, action oriented with a passion for mentoring and leading teams
  • A willingness and ability to travel between centres
  • Current drivers’ licence
  • Ability to work with children

The benefits

  • Highly attractive salary + car allowance
  • An exciting and dynamic work environment
  • A professional culture and supportive work environment
  • Professional development and career progression opportunities
  • Performance based recognition program

To apply or to hear more information please apply using the link or call or email Matthew Masterson on
02 6132 3888 -

Our commitment to safeguarding children and young people.

Randstad Education is committed to the safety and well being of all children and young people. We take steps to achieve this through our candidate application process. All applicants are required to provide a valid state-based Working with Children Check which is thoroughly screened. In some circumstances, a Federal Police Check and an International Police Clearance is also required. Your consultant will be able to advise if this is applicable to you. Lastly, references are conducted in relation to the applicant's interactions with children using an online platform that has an inbuilt fraud alert. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people.

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Area Manager | Full Time | Canberra | Permanent | Diploma |


Diploma of Childrens Services

educational requirements

Associate Degree/Diploma