Early Years' Service Excellence Lead

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  • A new strategic role suited to a future state thinker who will enact and embed policy, practice and procedures.
  • Permanent position, full-time hours, Werribee location.
  • Salary from $101,069.74 plus superannuation & fortnightly RDO.

We are Wyndham, one of Australia’s fastest growing and most diverse cities.


Our people are hard at work designing the precincts, building the infrastructure, developing the policies and delivering the programs that will ensure the City is prepared to welcome over 200,000 new residents by 2040.


Shape new possibilities. Be part of something more. Prepare to be challenged!

About the role

The Early Years’ Service Excellence Lead is a new strategic role within the Early Education and Care Services (EECS) unit. We are looking for a future focused, advocate for innovation and continuous improvement. You will lead the strategic direction of the unit while inspiring excellence, driving positive change and supporting the development of a strong and robust early years system in Wyndham.


You will provide high level support and direction to enable the new operational frameworks, engaging your skills in collaboration, leadership and influence to ensure the successful delivery of our continuous improvement and pedogeological frameworks.


You must have the ability to analyse and interpret policy, develop strategic plans and shape service excellence in line with Council priorities and contemporary early childhood program and practice

You will deliver:
  • A planned and strategic approach to enabling the development of a robust early years’ service system across Wyndham.
  • A positive organisational change management culture
  • Recommendations to management on the proposed strategic direction of the EECS unit through robust, inspirational leadership and business planning.
  • High-level strategic planning and strong decision-making to aid the delivery of place based and integrated kindergartens across Wyndham
  • An outcome focused approach for both strategic and operational objectives.
  • A confident and resolute approach to implement policy, practices, procedures and frameworks.
  • The execution of our requirements of the National Quality Framework.
You will bring:
  • Tertiary qualification in early years childhood as recognised by the ACECQA.
  • A strategic mindset with Early years’ orientation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of community development, integrated service delivery and family centred practice
  • Proven experience in positive change management and change processes.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills with a focus on creating positive outcomes for all stakeholders including members of our community.
  • An in-depth knowledge of the range of issues facing our community and the supports and resources which are available.
  • Proven experience in project management, budgeting, reporting, strategic planning, business planning and evaluation
  • The ability to work autonomously and take ownership of your role whilst always striving for continuous improvement.
  • A strong understanding of State and Federal policies that relate to children and their families.
A bit about Wyndham

Take a look at our job opportunities and you may be surprised at what you discover: a future-focused culture, a sense of purpose and possibility, and real opportunities to strengthen our diverse community. It all adds up to make Wyndham a great place to work. 


Our people are our most valued asset. We are focused on building a culture that empowers every person to do their best work. Flexibility is built right into our DNA and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace that celebrates a diverse workforce. Ask us how this role can be worked.


So, are you ready to shape new possibilities?

What’s next?

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending us a cover letter and your resume. We do not require any selection criteria to be addressed.


To find out more about the role, please contact Kim Knersch, co-ordinator on 0420 406 908. 


Applications will be accepted until 11:59 Sunday 23 September 2020.


We are a proud equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply for our job opportunities. Our commitment is to provide safe and inclusive environments where everyone can grow and succeed.


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