G8 Education

Job Description

  • 510045

About us:

G8 Education is one of Australia’s largest early education and care providers, with more than 430+ centres across Australia and over 10,000 team members who are all helping shape the lives of over 58,000 children every day. Our core values of passion, innovation, dedication, compassion and integrity, unite us on our journey to ensure the health and happiness of future generations where we are committed to developing a culture that empowers and rewards our family of early childhood educators, teachers, leaders and support office team members.

The Opportunity

Research shows a child’s first five years are crucial to all future learning and development formed through the interactions, experiences, and relationships that the child makes. That is why a child’s involvement in a quality early learning program is so important. This role is pivotal in creating a quality early learning environment through our teams of early learning educators, teachers, and leaders who are uniquely placed to positively influence children’s futures.

As an Area Manager, you are responsible for providing direction, coaching, and support to a team of Centre Managers to excel in quality care, development, and education of children all whilst achieving operational business objectives to succeed. Reporting to the Regional Manager, this position is supporting a portfolio of 12 high-performing centre across the eastern suburbs of Melbourne VIC. This role will see you promoting a culture that is aligned with G8 Core Values and Leadership Competencies and adheres to G8 policies and procedures and the National Quality Framework.

Your day-to-day

  • Drive team engagement through positive leadership and modeling of G8 Values.
  • Fosters a culture of diversity, inclusion, teamwork, fairness, achievement, fun at work, and recognition.
  • Ensure Maximisation of your areas’ occupancy and revenue via local area marketing (LAM), enrolments and value add services.
  • Manages area full team ratio (FTR), considering required qualifications needed for positions.
  • Conducts regular Centre visits with clear agenda and desired outcomes. this would include site-wide travel.
  • Complete administrative tasks as requested by manager.
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, and training courses, as appropriate.
  • Resolves escalated complaints from families within approved time frames.
  • Supports Centre Managers to resolve outstanding matters.
  • Liaises with Support Office for functional support and information.

About You

With demonstrated proven experience in the Sector managing high-performing centres, ideally across multi-sites, you are an optimistic, enthusiastic, and values-driven leader that has a curious mindset and care-based nature. With a can-do attitude, willingness to challenge the status quo, and tenacity to succeed whilst demonstrating agility to readily adapt to environments where priorities can change quickly.

Some core requires are, but not limited to:

  • 5+ years of leadership experience, preferably within the sector.
  • Centre Manager experience preferred but not mandatory.
  • Multisite or multichannel leadership experience preferred.
  • Employee engagement, coaching, and mentoring experience with proven ability to lead a dedicated team through innovation and transformation.
  • Passionate belief in the early years care, development, and education of children.
  • Demonstrated P&L, financial, and transaction accountability.
  • Approved working with children check as per NSW and ACT regulations and compliance.
  • First Aid and CPR Certificates.
  • Ideal, but not mandatory a Bachelor of Early Childhood and/or Services.


Benefits Include:

  • Attractive salary package inclusive of a travel allowance, or a company car.
  • Career development opportunities as part of a large ASX listed company
  • Flexible working and role autonomy
  • Access to our employee assistant program offering mental/physical wellbeing counselling
  • Join our social club with monthly events – there’s something for everyone!
  • Access a 50% discount on early education and childcare fees at any G8 Education Centre.
  • Exclusive access to our employee benefits program covering a wide range of discounts and promotions
  • Dedicated focus on professional growth and development

This is a rare opportunity; if you want a diverse, challenging and personally fulfilling role, apply now!


Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. G8 Education reserves the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

G8 Education is a committed advocate for child protection, safety and well-being. We have a zero tolerance for any form of child abuse or harm. The safety and wellbeing of children will always be our priority and all team members are expected to embrace this shared commitment.

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