Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. We are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people and caring for over 71,000 children.

Goodstart is looking for an ICT Project Manager to deliver projects and initiatives for our wider business. This role will work closely with key business stakeholders, to understand and obtain business requirements – ensuring a smooth and successful delivery of work.

We are offering a full-time permanent position working from our Head Office in Murarrie.

About the Role:

  • Responsible for managing the full lifecycle of ICT projects including initiation, planning, leading, organising and motivating project teams
  • Adopt a bimodal approach to software development, using both waterfall and agile methodologies as required
  • Ensure project and program management processes and systems are efficient and effective whilst aligned to business needs
  • Manage interdependencies and balance competing demands to ensure objectives are delivered on time and within budget
  • Work collaboratively with the Business PM (where applicable) to identify risks, issues, escalations and maintain all project registers

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, with an ability to influence and achieve consensus when faced with multiple technical views and complex issues
  • Provide support to Project Sponsors ensuring that visibility is provided regularly
  • Lead and manage cross-functional project teams and manage stakeholder engagement to successfully deliver on agreed business outcomes
  • Manage and report on project status and costs/spending, including actuals vs estimates
  • Ensure business requirements are clearly defined and that solutions designed and developed meet those business requirements
  • Understand the interconnections between projects and identify potential areas of overlap or conflict
  • Evaluate solutions, problems and tasks through the application of reasoning, thinking both logically and creatively, whilst following established procedures with the commitment to see the problem through to resolution or escalation
  • Support our new IT strategy and help to make Goodstart Simpler. Faster. Smarter

About you:

  • Industry certification in Project Management e.g. MSP, Prince 2, PMBOK
  • Minimum 8 years hands on experience managing complex projects across multiple disciplines, technologies and business processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environments and work effectively under pressure
  • Proven commitment to developing staff capability and proactively fostering a positive culture aligned to the corporate values of respect and excellence
  • Represent and support a team environment with a culture of willingness to share knowledge and learnings from others
  • Business Analysis experience in the design and rollout of business solutions within complex business environments

About our Team:

  • Focused on service excellence, enabling our customers, and positioning IT as a strategic partner
  • Driving simplification and business agility with a platform-based enterprise architecture
  • Strengthening business engagement and driving more effective demand management
  • Protecting our information assets and building a secure and resilient cyber culture
  • Enabling Goodstart to become a sophisticated consumer of analytics and business insights
  • Getting back to basics with clear plans and processes to guide our performance
  • Enabling our people with clear goals, continuous learning and deliberate development pathways

As well as being offered this amazing opportunity, you will:

  • Work for a company that has an aspiration to be globally recognised for early years practice and learning outcomes
  • Gain significant investment in your growth and development with support, tools, training and experiences that will truly enhance the progress and outcomes for children in their earliest years
  • Be part of a team and work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, inclusion and purpose
  • Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income to increase take home pay
  • Access to discounted childcare
  • Flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs
  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more….

Goodstart Early Learning are proud of our inclusive work environment that supports and encourages individual growth and strong teams. Goodstart Early Learning acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of all lands on which we come together. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring, living cultures and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please upload your Cover Letter & CV to our website (emailed applications will not be accepted).

If you would like a copy of the PD or further information, please email Alysse Giudice –

Posting Notes: MURARRIE, BRISBANE || QLD || Australia (AU) || Information & Technology || SF:LI || No Early Childhood Qualification || Full-Time

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