Yarra Trams Community Partnerships

Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : Gowrie Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Education & Training

Sector : Children, Education & Employment, Education & Training, Social Enterprise, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Jul, 2019

About the role

After six years of outstanding leadership the current Chief Executive Officer has decided pursue other opportunities when his contract concludes at the end of the year.  This is a rare opportunity to lead a unique organisation that is predicted to double in size in the next two to three years. Gowrie Victoria is seeking a suitability qualified and experienced senior executive to manage growth, drive the continuing development of culture and quality, while embedding exemplary standards of leadership and management. The successful candidate will be able to strategically create a future that continues to deliver on Gowrie’s purpose in a sustainable and commercially astute manner. The Chief Executive is accountable to the board for performance and is supported by a talented executive team. With a strong alignment to the organisation’s values and purpose, you will be a strategic and engaging leader with significant experience of driving growth and change programs in a service delivery environment (either within or outside the education sector). With a focus on developing a learning culture, you will have proven ability to enhance quality and performance, by embedding a productive organisational culture that is strong and resilient. Strong commercial orientation, financial literacy and sound analytical and problem solving skills are essential. With a high level of credibility you will build and sustain critical relationships with a complex and ever changing stakeholder environment. Tertiary qualifications at a post-graduate or Masters level in either Business, Education or related field are considered essential for success in this role.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Gowrie Victoria

Gowrie Victoria is a well-known and highly regarded not-for-profit social enterprise operating in the Early Childhood sector.  Committed to its purpose – ‘For those who teach and care for children, Gowrie Victoria champions good early childhood education and care’, the organisation is growing rapidly with a clear strategy for continued success.  With four early childhood services in Carlton North, Docklands, Broadmeadows and Yarraville they provide education and care to over 800 young children.  Gowrie Victoria also provides education and training to the sector and government through their RTO and specialist training and consultancy services.

How to apply for this role


For further information or to obtain a copy of the position description please contact the consultant assisting Gowrie Victoria, Julia Soutter at Fish & Nankivell on 03 9654 7622 or email julia@fnow.com.au.   Applications will close at close of business on Thursday, 25 July 2019.

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


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