Passionate Director

Tamworth, New South Wales

Thrive in a vibrant, close knit community! Ideal for leaders valuing meaningful impact in early childhood education & enjoying serene country living.

Posted – 09/07/2024
Expiring – 21/07/2024
Above award up to $95,000 – $100K + super | Full Time, flexibility to suit.
Get that balance with approx 11 weeks Leave, service is Term Time only.
Non-for-Profit | Close-knit community | Traditional Preschool.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 

 — Nelson Mandela 

About Us: 
At Firefly HR, we redefine what it means to find exceptional talent in the education and care profession. We work exclusively with a select group of exceptional clients and candidates, ensuring that only the best are connected with the highest quality opportunities – like this one: 

The Role:  
Passionate Director | Early Childhood Education (ECE) | Tamworth Area 

Escape the hustle and bustle of big city life and find sanctuary in a small country town in the Tamworth area. Here, amidst the serene pace of life, individuals discover a supportive community where genuine connections flourish.

Enjoy the luxury of reduced stress, ample work-life balance, and the affordability that comes with small town living.  

Joining the team means making a meaningful impact while relishing in the tranquillity and charm of the beloved service. 

The Quick Details: 

We have an exciting opportunity for an inspiring leader with a results driven mindset to guide and support educators and families within the service. Thrive in a vibrant, close knit community, making a meaningful impact in ECE. This role values tight community bonds and a serene country lifestyle, ideal for a dedicated educational professional with aligning philosophies.. 

About the Role: 

  • Located in a small country town in the Tamworth area, boasting a warm and well managed service environment and lower cost of living compared to the larger cities. 
  • Above Award pay of up to $95,000 – $100K + super. 
  • Get that balance with approx 11 weeks Leave, service is Term Time only. 
  • Full time position, service operation is approx 8am – 4pm and work requirements will be to suit the service and candidate equally – flexibility for both. 
  • Provide leadership and support to educators, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment. 
  • Engage with families and community partners to enhance the preschool experience. 
  • Manage day-to-day operations efficiently, including staffing, budgeting, and facilities. 
  • Offers balance, appealing to individuals seeking work-life balance, especially those transitioning from larger cities. 
  • Encourages a slower pace, allowing ample time to immerse oneself in the community and service. 
  • Involves traditional preschool practices with a volunteer parent committee, providing autonomy and flexibility tailored to the right candidate. 

About the Service: 

  • Licensed for children under 35, ensuring personalised attention and quality care. 
  • Welcomes children aged three years to school age, providing inclusive and accessible early childhood education services. 
  • Traditional preschool hours of 8am – 4pm (approximately). 
  • State-funded preschool offering a quality Early Years Educational Programme designed to nurture and stimulate young minds. 
  • A caring, supportive, and community-focused service accessible, affordable, and inclusive for all families in the community. 
  • Located in a small country town with affordable rentals, fostering a close-knit community environment.   
  • Operates with a passionate team whose daily motivation is genuinely around the children and the significance of their work. 

About You: 

  • Ideal is a Early Childhood Teaching (ECT) qualification which is ACECQA approved, however open to other levels of qualifications. 
  • Someone that possesses the passion, enthusiasm and dedication to lead are encouraged to apply. 
  • Prioritise a deep commitment to providing high quality education and care to every child, dedicated to creating inclusive, supportive, and enriching learning environments that will thrive in the community. 
  • A self sufficient leader who excels at both independent work and mentoring others. 
  • A leader with a demonstrated commitment to community first practices and a track record of genuine compassion and commitment to quality care. 
  • Flexibility and openness to change are essential qualities, as we value candidates who are adaptable and responsive to evolving needs within the role and the continuous journey that a quality preschool goes through. 

Child Safeguarding: 

Looking for an individual that will understand, adhere to, and promote The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (the Child Safe Standards). In your position, you will help to take action to promote child wellbeing and prevent harm to children and young people. 

Child safeguarding methods for this position, include, but are not limited to: 

  • A NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) or willingness to obtain. 
  • Thorough screening. 
  • Reference checks. 
  • A national criminal history check. 

What now? 

Please do not hesitate to inquire on apply@fireflyhr.com.au for any further questions on the role or for a confidential discussion.

If you’re passionate about making a difference and ready to take on a role that truly matters, apply now! 

How to apply: 

Feel free to get creative – we love to see passion in applications! Perhaps include: 

  • How will you stand out? 
  • Why do you want this role? 
  • What inspires you? 
  • What’s your favourite program experience you’ve been a part of in a service? 

Please apply through the link.  

Firefly HR – Made by Educators, for Educators 

We are unique in our experience of former leaders in the field, we know what it is like on the ground level and have a genuine desire to ensure quality of care. 

Posted – 09/07/2024
Expiring – 21/07/2024

Acknowledgement of Country

At Firefly HR, we acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we work & connect with you from today. As a base, Firefly HR connects from the land of the Garigal or Caregal people, and would like to acknowledge all 29 clan groups of the Eora Nation.

At Firefly HR, we connect – although online, and meet by story sharing, learning, taking on non verbal queues, deconstruct and reconstruct information, and move in non linear directions at times. We use symbols without realising, and link with our own land and community.

This is all interconnected. We are utilising Aboriginal pedagogy with these processes and in our daily work.

We acknowledge the land that we are on today has been the core of all spirituality, language, knowledge, and sacred sites. This knowledge is what us and others need to embrace to ensure a future for our children and our children’s children.

We need to hear, respectfully, and listen.

As a guiding principle to the National Quality Framework that Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are valued, we are working on building the foundations here and believe a strong, meaningful acknowledgement of country is important.