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Chief Executive Officer

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Organisation : Playgroup Queensland

Location : Brisbane (Enoggera)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 10 Nov, 2019

About the role

Playgroup Queensland is embarking on a period of change. While well-established programs and services remain a priority, the organisation is seeking to identify niche markets to deliver a series of fee-for-service programs and non-traditional funding opportunities.

As the CEO you will bring to the organisation, experience with launching and sustaining program delivery, preferably in the community services sector. You will have extensive experience in motivating and leading geographically diverse teams to deliver on strategic priorities and have established relationships within government at all levels as well as in the community services sector and philanthropic circles.

You will be responsible for ensuring legislature compliance relevant to the organisation, fiscal integrity while reporting regularly to the volunteer Board of Directors. You will work closely with other professionals, government and private organisations to ensure the organisation’s reputation is upheld.

Playgroup Queensland has created a collaborative, playful and family-focused culture. The oversite of all people-related actions will be a key priority for you including the recruitment, employee performance, OH&S and industrial relations matters.

What you need to succeed

You need relevant tertiary qualifications in Business Management. Previous experience in a similar leadership role is essential, ideally in the not-for-profit or charity sector; however, more importantly, you must have a passion for early childhood development and the importance of connecting families to their communities. 

You have the ability to think strategically; the capacity to envision and convey the organisation’s strategic future to employees, directors, members, volunteers, funders and partners. Preference will be given to applicants with a strength in sound business planning and setting strategic and operational objectives preferably within an early childhood or community services environment. Your strong public speaking ability coupled with highly developed written communication skills will support your ability to succeed in this role.

Working in a child-focused organisation you must hold, or be eligible for, a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and be willing to undertake a criminal history check.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Playgroup Queensland

For over 45 years, Playgroup Queensland has focused on better outcomes for families with young children from all abilities and cultural heritage. In conjunction with government, non-government and community agencies, Playgroup Queensland establishes and delivers State and national parenting support and early learning programs aimed at building capacity in families with young children, no matter where they live in Queensland. As a not-for-profit, the organisation also acts as an advocate to government and the broader community on early childhood learning and development. Playgroup Queensland is part of a federated model along with other state and territory bodies and is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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


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