About the Opportunity

This exciting and pivotal role is primarily responsible for managing our architecturally designed purpose built Early Learning Centre, which is now in its third year of operation, as well as our mobile children’s service visiting rural communities across the central west of NSW. Both services provide professional, high quality education and care to children from birth to school age in a caring and culturally sensitive environment, ensuring respectful and inclusive experiences for families and children.

You are an ideal candidate if you have a genuine enthusiasm for early childhood education or Children’s Services, you’re dedicated, self-motivated and a natural leader who is passionate about growing, teaching and inspiring young minds. You will be aware and supportive of cultural diversity in our community, sensitive to the needs of families and those who may be at risk and able to build and maintain effective networks with industry associations, governance agencies and family support services.

This unique and rewarding opportunity will also see you working with our Director People and Community Services in managing and shaping the delivery of community services such as Library and Community Development, enabling you to broaden your knowledge, skills and experience and achieve improved social and community outcomes and the future growth of Bogan Shire.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the Children’s Services team, providing strong educational leadership to promote the implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and foster a high performing, productive and customer-focussed workforce.

  • Ensure compliance with the Education and Care Services legislation and regulations and Council’s policies to achieve business goals and accreditation requirements.

  • Work closely with the Director People and Community Services to manage Council’s Community Services which includes the Library and Community Development.

Essential Requirements

To be considered for this position, candidates must:

  • Have proven leadership skills including the ability to motivate, encourage and direct the efforts of others, encouraging performance excellence

  • Proven management skills and a demonstrated high-level record of achievement in a Teaching, Children’s Services or Educational context

  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, oral and written communication, consultation, negotiation and advocacy skills

  • Proven high level independent analytic reasoning, research and problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to form warm, responsive, supportive and partnering relationships with children, families and communities

  • Hold a valid Working With Children Check

  • Be an Australian Resident or equivalent or holder of a visa allowing permanent employment in Australia

  • Hold a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or equivalent or have enrolled and undertaken at least 50% of the units of study required to gain the qualification PLUS 2 years’ relevant experience working at Director or Assistant Director level



The Manager Education and Community Services position is full time, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 4.30pm, with the occasional requirement to work other hours between 7.00am and 6.00pm depending on the Early Learning Centre’s operational needs.

Salary Benefits

  • Remuneration at Grade 8 of Council’s salary system ($1,890.93 - $2,188.99 / week)

  • Subsidised housing negotiated with the right applicant

  • Leaseback vehicle subject to Council’s conditions

  • Flexible working arrangements negotiated in line with the Award

  • 9.5% superannuation

  • Access to salary sacrificed childcare at the Bogan Shire Early Learning Centre

  • Relocation assistance

  • 4 weeks Annual Leave

  • Access to Sick and Carer’s Leave

  • Ongoing professional development support

    Applications must address the selection criteria, include a letter and resume, list 2 referees and be received by 12.00pm Monday 11 February 2019. Please refer to the selection criteria in the Position Description and Application Guide for how to apply. These are available from Council via the website (see section below) by calling (02) 6835 9000 or in person from 81 Cobar Street, Nyngan NSW.

    Please contact Jo Yeomans on (02) 6835 9000 for more information about this position.

    Applications should be marked ‘Confidential – Manager Education and Community Services’ and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to:

    The General Manager

    Bogan Shire Council

    PO Box 221

    Nyngan NSW 2825.

    Bogan Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer. Selection is determined by merit to ensure employment of the best person for the job.


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Contact Us

Bogan Shire Council

81 Cobar Street 

P.O. Box 221
Nyngan, 2825
New South Wales

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Ph: (02) 6835 9000
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