Affinity Education Celebrates International Women’s Day

The Affinity Education Group boasts a workforce of over 95% women, and whilst CEO, Timothy Hickey, says the organisation isn’t driven by quotas - he is proud to see so many women simply being the best candidate for the job.

This International Women’s Day, Affinity Education is celebrating the incredible contribution of women in the workforce, particularly within the childcare and early education sector.

It is commonplace to see a female-dominant workforce within the education sector, but Affinity Education’s Head of People and Culture, Linda Carroll, says it’s the additional family-friendly policies and career opportunities that attracts people to Affinity, and keeps them here.

“Affinity provides training and development opportunities through what we call the Affinity Learning Academy, for those at any stage of their journey. We want our educators to grow with us and reach their career aspirations”, Linda said.

“Across the country, women occupy 97% of our management positions - not only in our centres but in our Centre Support Office too. This is not only inspiring to those starting off their career, but to women across other industries too - that women can, and do, exceed in management positions,” she continued.

“It’s not only training and career development that we pride ourselves on, it’s creating real work-life balance for families.”

“With many parents returning to the workforce after parental leave, continuing the special connection with their child and breastfeeding journey is an important consideration for many. Affinity is proud to promote all centres as breastfeeding friendly - with special feeding chairs available and the option for children of staff to attend care in-centre. These simple considerations make returning to the workforce an easier transition for parents and children alike.”

If you’re interested in joining the Affinity Education Group, or finding out more about how we support all employees in the workplace, visit the ‘Why Choose Affinity’ page or see our current vacancies.