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(AS894) The Diggers Foundation – Chief Executive Officer

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Organisation : Brooker Consulting

Location : Melbourne (Dromana)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Conservation & Environment

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Brooker Consulting

About the role

  • Improve the environment through beautiful, productive gardens
  • Grow your skill set in this diverse and thriving member-based organisation
  • Receive an attractive salary package with exciting benefits

The Organisation
The Diggers Foundation, Australia’s beacon of sustainable gardening and largest community of gardeners, is seeking a visionary Chief Executive Officer to lead their journey of transformation and cultivating change. If you’re passionate about nurturing gardens and organisations and if you aspire to broaden your horizons in a diverse and thriving organisation, then this is your chance to make a difference!

The Diggers Foundation defies many norms in the industry by championing sustainable practices and preserving heirloom seeds and plants. With over 46 years of heritage, we’ve evolved into a Not For Profit; committed to fostering a better world through gardening on behalf of our tens of thousands of members, and beyond. Bringing joy and fulfilment through healthier lives and nurturing environments.

The Opportunity
In this season of change, Diggers is seeking a new leader – a Chief Executive Officer who will demonstrate a passion for guiding us on a journey of continued growth and revitalisation.

You will spearhead strategic initiatives, collaborate with a dedicated team, and engage stakeholders to drive Digger’s mission forward. From enhancing operational efficiency to amplifying impact, you will be at the forefront of leading the next successful growth season of Diggers.

Head office and operations are based in beautiful Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula and offer a flexible working model for the CEO role.

The Person
You will need to demonstrate the following attributes:
Driving sustainable change management, effective people leadership, strategic stakeholder management, innovative membership management/marketing/storytelling – to foster value creation, fundraising education and opportunities for community connection to the natural world.

Having a personal alignment and level of comfort with being an “alternative voice” and embodying the essence of a “subversive gardener” will be valued. Demonstrated experience in personal or professional sustainable practices is essential.

Experience in profit for purpose, membership organisations or similar will be highly regarded.

The Rewards
The Diggers Foundation is inviting a wide range of applications and offers a competitive salary package, with fully maintained vehicle.

Ready to Grow With Diggers? Apply now and be part of a movement dedicated to improving the world, one garden at a time!

For a confidential conversation, please contact Leighton Cantrill on 0493 827 145 or Lesley Lightfoot on 0429 381 277.

How to apply


Please quote in application: (AS894) The Diggers Foundation - Chief Executive Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #Conservation_and_Environment

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