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Employment Type:

Part Time


Newcastle NSW

Applications Close:

Sunday 22 July, 2018



About us:

St Nicholas Early Education is one of the agencies that form part of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The Diocese provides social welfare, community development, pastoral educational. The Diocese is one of the top 5 employers in Newcastle and has over 3,500 employees.

We've identified an opportunity to provide greater care & support for parents outside of normal school hours. 


About the role

Initially on a 12 month part-time contract, you will be responsible to investigate and establish a business case for the successful operation of Out of School Hours (OOSH) services within the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, under the St Nicholas Early Education brand. 

Pending the successful establishment of the business case, this position will then be responsible for establishing new services in accordance with ACECQA and regulatory standards, as well as financial operating models and systems to compliment the services for children attending OOSH. 

There is potential to extend this contract based on successful outcomes of the business case.


The ideal candidate:

We believe that the ideal candidate will have extensive demonstrated experience in the following areas:

Essential Criteria:
  • OOSH operations, early childcare centres (or equivalent).
  • Applicable legislation, regulations and guidelines applicable to OOSH operations.
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures, including financial and risk management.
  • Qik Kids Program including: setup and data creation, processing direct debit, enrolment, bookings, fees and CCB.
  • Establishing and managing operational budgets.
  • Recruiting, mentoring and training staff within an industrial environment.
Desirable Criteria:
  • Relevant qualifications in business are advantageous.


Why work for us? 

  • Bishop's Leave, three additional days leave per annum between Christmas and New Year.
  • Regular training and development opportunities.
  • Corporate gym membership and salary packaging options.
  • Free confidential counselling offered through the Employee Assistance Program
  • Reduced health care membership with our preferred provider.
  • A family friendly workplace, with opportunities for workplace flexibility.

A common question we get is "Do you have to be Catholic to work here?". The answer is no, we encourage diversity and inclusion across our organisation. We encourage and promote an environment of upholding respect, integrity, hospitality, and forgiveness.


What are the next steps?

In order to be considered for this role applicants must upload a current resume and cover letter, and ensure that they address the essential criteria above. 

** Please note that not adequately addressing the selection criteria may mean that your application is not shortlisted.**

The successful applicant must have the right to work within Australia, hold a current Working With Children Check, undergo a National Criminal Check, complete a Health Assessment Declaration, and hold a current Australian drivers licence. 

For further information please contact Rebecca Rijn on 02 4979 1327.