General Manager

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Organisation : Playgroup Australia Limited

Location : Canberra (Dickson)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Engagement

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $95,000-$110,000

Application Closing Date : 26 Oct, 2018

About the Role

Reporting to the CEO and based in Canberra, we are looking for a driven, determined and resilient person who thrives on working as part of a team to get things done. Your key responsibility will be to work collaboratively with our members to implement projects, programs and initiatives that ensure Playgroup delivers its strategic objectives. You’ll have the opportunity to have input into national policy and program design, and to work with a passionate group of like-minded professionals. You will also support the CEO in key governance and management functions of the organisation, including reporting, risk management and data analysis.

The team is geographically dispersed, so key to your success will be your ability to influence, negotiate and engage others, often remotely.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate how they meet the criteria below:

  1. Ability to work in a way that fosters strong and constructive relationships, ability to build collaboration and engagement between internal and external stakeholders.
  2. In-depth knowledge of the community and/or early years’ sector.
  3. Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people (including lateral leadership), including the ability to work with diverse viewpoints, through networking, influence and persuasion, negotiation, consultation and coalition-building.
  4. A high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence – an ability reflect on and adapt own leadership style to achieve outcomes.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to capture and understand data to inform and evolve service models and systems in a complex environment.
  6. In-depth knowledge of general management functions including understanding of strategic planning, financial management, risk management, and business analysis.
  7. Advanced written communication skills and the ability to provide a high standard of business communications including reports, policies, business processes and procedures or work instructions.

Ideally, you’ll also have some leadership experience in a NFP organisation.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to gain exposure to all aspects of the workings of a national NFP peak body. We offer a competitive salary (as a guide, level 8 of the SCHADS Award).


About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Playgroup Australia Limited

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.    Playgroups benefit a child’s development across all areas: physical, social, emotional, language, cognitive and communication, as well as supporting and connecting families, and building stronger communities.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Fiona May

Phone : 0261030173

Email : administration@playgroupaustralia.com.au

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: General Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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