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Chief Executive Officer, Playgroup Australia

Location : Australian Capital Territory (Dickson)

Organisation : Playgroup Australia

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 29-03-2018

About the Role

About the Opportunity
Playgroup Australia is seeking a Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for developing and achieving the Playgroup strategic plan in conjunction with the Board, building the reputation and profile of Playgroup, and providing concise and consistent high- level advice to the Board on operations, policy and planning. As CEO, you will be the figurehead and public spokesperson for the Federation and will carefully nurture and build key relationships within the sector.

The CEO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Federation, including financial management, managing a small team of people, and program delivery. Critical to your success will be a willingness to alternate between strategic and operational initiatives, as well the ability to think and influence strategically at a national, state and local government level and a capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with other Playgroup organisations at a State and Territory level.

About You
You will be a dynamic and engaging senior executive with diverse experience across the not-for-profit sector. You are a strong team player, results-oriented and able to influence and spearhead a geographically dispersed team of like-minded professionals. You are creative and innovative, and keen to use your own unique skills to lead, inspire and grow the organisation.

You have excellent oral and written communication skills that translate seamlessly to effective advocacy work, public and media relations management.

Importantly, you will demonstrate a passion for and commitment to the strategic vision and values of Playgroup Australia, including fostering and creating social change through reconciliation actions. A knowledge / understanding of early childhood perspectives, and/or child and family services and/or community development approaches is highly desirable.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Playgroup Australia
Playgroup Australia is a not-for-profit national peak body in the community services sector, with state and territory members who for over 40 years have provided access to playgroups for children and their parents. Playgroup is one of the largest movements in our Australian community. Our vision is to nurture young children, support and connect families, and build stronger communities through high quality playgroups Australia wide.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Margot Gallagher

Phone : 0418229789

Email :

For a confidential conversation regarding this opportunity please contact Margot Gallagher of HR Success on 0418229789, or email your CV and covering letter addressing the requirements referenced above, to

Please note: Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 29th March, 2018.

Please quote in application: Chief Executive Officer, Playgroup Australia via Pro Bono Australia.


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