Area Manager

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Gold Coast

Be a part of an Operations team that truly care about children!


Why work for Affinity?

At Affinity, we proudly do things differently. Our mission is to inspire and nurture individuals to reach their full potential. It isn’t just about what we do for children, it’s about what we do for our team, too. Every day, at more than 190 child care centres around Australia, we support quality, teamwork, training opportunities and a culture of recognition and reward. Affinity allows our people to shine – so we can deliver the best in early education.

As Australia’s most dynamic early learning business, we’re revolutionising our industry through our Lifelong Learning approach, Quality Team, Healthy Children program, technology and facilities upgrades and much more. We’d love you to join us!

Affinity Advantages

  • Travel between centres across Gold Coast suburbs
  • Competitive salary + Car Allowance + Super!
  • 50% discount on childcare gap fees from your first day
  • Gym membership with Goodlife or Fitness First
  • Novated Lease Employee Benefits Program
  • Dedicated Centre Support Office including Operations and Quality team to help your centre meet business, compliance and education goals
  • Access to Affinity Learning Academy, opportunity to study your Diploma in Business or Leadership and Management
  • Wellbeing initiatives with our Australia wide partners including Lifeworks

The Role

Reporting directly to the State Manager of Queensland, the purpose of this role is to provide commercial leadership and operational direction to multiple childcare centres based across the Gold Coast suburbs to ensure they operate in accordance with the Affinity Education Group Visions and Philosophy. Travel is a must! 


  • Operationally work with centres to make them leaders in the industry
  • Ensuring all centres are compliant with all regulatory requirements
  • Implementing and monitoring of centre policies and procedures
  • Developing centre leadership
  • Proactively leading a team and providing regular coaching opportunities related to business acumen and the childcare profession
  • Overseeing and supporting Nominated Supervisors with performance management
  • Monitoring and supporting Educators, Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisors around the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework
  • Managing customer queries
  • Monitoring of maintenance and Networking with legislative bodies

Experience and Qualifications

  • Successful track record as an Area Manager within the Early Education Sector (preferred)
  • Diploma in Business or equivalent (preferred)
  • Diploma in Children’s Services, or equivalent (desirable)
  • Strong commercial acumen including the ability to use business data effectively to achieve results
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, with a very professional customer service focus
  • Childcare software – Storypark Manage and CCMS (desirable)
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Energetic, action oriented with a passion for mentoring and leading teams
  • A willingness and ability to travel between centres
  • Current drivers’ licence

This is a permanent full time position working Monday to Friday, 38 hours per week. 

Your Reward

Achieve beyond your expectations as you are supported to learn new things, grow personally and professionally, and develop new, valuable skills. Enjoy exciting new opportunities that go beyond the ordinary. Achieve newfound happiness and work-life balance.

Feel positive. Feel proud. Make new friends. Laugh. Go home smiling.


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