Centre Director- Newstead

Why work with us?

We are committed to our employee experience and are proud to have consistently achieved above industry Employee Engagement results.

  • We offer a competitive salary + $5000 relocation bonus (T&C's apply) paid breaks + RDO’s + dedicated admin support.
  • We deliver comprehensive professional learning included with access to recognized sector experts.
  • We prioritize your wellbeing, have a dedicated wellbeing committee and offer a range of free resources including access to our Employee Assistance Program.
  • We value your opinion, your voice will be heard, as we actively promote a culture of democracy and collaboration.


About Gowrie NSW Newstead

We are a leading non-profit early & middle childhood organisation founded in 1940, with a focus on demonstration of high-quality pedagogical practice. We are proud to be bringing the historic Newstead to life and excited to open a 90-place centre where children will be immersed in beautiful and inviting learning environments. Newstead will be a place for children and childhood. 

To learn more, visit: https://www.gowriensw.com.au/early-education-and-preschool/orange

Your Impact

As Centre Director of Newstead, (Orange, NSW) you will be instrumental in establishing a strong diverse team and creating a warm and inclusive educational environment for children. Your role will see you:

  • Demonstrate excellent leadership to build capacity within your team
  • Build a strong culture of collaboration and a community of learners who strive for excellence
  • Develop strong relationships with families and foster partnerships in the local community
  • Manage the daily operations of the centre within organizational budget and expectations
  • Ensure compliance and pedagogy are to an exceeding level

About you

We are excited to welcome a dedicated leader who is committed to growing themselves and their team. You will have:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or equivalent
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Current compliance certificates (e.g. WWCC etc)
  • Comply and be willing to stay up to date with all health requirements in relation to COVID-19

Next steps

To apply, please send your most recent CV and cover letter to Holly.fitzgerald@Gowriensw.com.au

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are encouraged to apply. 

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