Manager, Early Learning Centres

We are seeking a manager to build and lead a new Early Learning Centre's team As Manager, Early Learning Centres, this role will be responsible for leading a team to plan and scope the infrastructure needs for new Early Learning Centres (ELCs) across the state. As a key pillar of the Best Start Best Life reforms, the Government has committed to delivering 50 new state-owned and operated ELCs in areas of need across Victoria, providing integrated services for communities including kindergarten and Pre-Prep, childcare and, where needed, other wrap-around early years services for children.
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/VSBA/20013981A
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS6_PD Manager ELC.doc (Word, 238KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Dan O'Brien
dan.obrien@education.vic.gov.au

Position Details

As Manager, Early Learning Centres, this role will be responsible for leading a team to plan and scope the infrastructure needs for new Early Learning Centres (ELCs) across the state. As a key pillar of the Best Start Best Life reforms, the Government has committed to delivering 50 new state-owned and operated ELCs in areas of need across Victoria, providing integrated services for communities including kindergarten and Pre-Prep, childcare and, where needed, other wrap-around early years services for children.

The role sits within Early Child Infrastructure Planning -State Project Branch but will be required to consult widely across the VSBA, DE and with stakeholders such as local governments and schools.

This role will be responsible for working with teams across the Branch, VSBA and Department to identify suitable sites for the ELC's, consult with stakeholders on community needs and plan the scope of the ELC needed. The role will collaborate closely with the policy team for the ELC's and will lead on the planning and scoping of the ELC facilities through to project approval, at which time projects will be handed over to delivery teams for construction.

This is a newly created position with the Branch, established to ensure the successful implementation of the 50 ELC's as a key component of the Best Start Best Life reforms.

The Manager, Early Learning Centres is a leadership role within the organisation, and will be part of the leadership team of the Branch.

The Manager will have a high degree of autonomy, and will be self motivated and driven to produce results through collaboration.

Key components of this role include program and project planning, stakeholder consultation and team management. An ability to build and maintain strong relationships both within the Department and with external stakeholders and partners will be key. Candidates will have proven project development and implementation experience, preferably relating to supporting delivery of complex projects and programs.

Applications must include:

  • a resume and
  • a cover letter that responds to each of the Key Selection Criteria

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 6 February 2023


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