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Organisation : Save The Children

Location : Melbourne (Carlton)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Consulting

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 13 Dec, 2019

About the role

We seek an exceptional leader, relationship builder and business development manager, capable of negotiating and maintaining partnerships to simultaneously achieve strategic objectives and improved client outcomes for our social enterprise, Child Wise.


Where you come in:

Reporting to the Group Chief Executive Officer, the role is currently based in Carlton, and has flexibility regarding location and work structure. You will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Child Wise, including; its staff, programs and the execution of its mission to be recognised as a leader in the creation of child safe organisations and communities.

A proven leader, you will be responsible for the overall successful delivery of advisory and training services to help organisations implement a child safeguarding culture and practices, policies and processes that support this. You will identify and create new business development opportunities which align with and support strategic objectives as you champion a new phase of growth and development for the organisation.


You will make an impact by:

  • Utilising exceptional business acumen and relationship management skills to drive commercial growth and identifying ongoing opportunities for further business development,
  • Demonstrating commitment to social justice and social inclusion initiatives,
  • Guiding others through important change and growth initiatives.
  • Delivering confident and cogent public messages to advocate for, and negotiate on behalf of, our clients.


If we could compose the perfect you…

…You are commercial and a driver of innovation. You have a deep understanding of Social Enterprise and are excited to utilise your commercial nous to realise tangible results for an important cause in a leading For-Purpose organisation. Your experience is vast and includes corporate business as well as exposure to child safeguarding practice. You’re driven to deliver and have the people-leading capability to also motivate others to deliver their best results. Comfortable in a fast-growing organisation, you thrive in dynamic, multi-dimensional environments.

This role requires:

  • A proven leader who is highly cognisant of changing political, economic, social and technological contexts,
  • A commercial operator, with a clear capability for departmental budget management including the delivery of accurate budgets and financial reports,
  • An individual with a demonstrated capability in designing responsive change strategies, and
  • Experience in child safeguarding current and evolving best-practice.


Working at Child Wise is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Opportunity to define and drive growth in an organisation at the forefront of child safeguarding
  • An agile work environment including working from home
  • A pet friendly and child friendly work environment
  • Competitive salary + super
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Save The Children

Child Wise, a social enterprise of Save the Children, is Australia’s leading child safeguarding organisations. With over 25 years of experience working with government, non-government and for-profit organisations, we deliver bespoke consulting, coaching, accreditation and training services to help organisations become child safe.

How to apply

Position Description : Managing Director PD Child Wise

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Managing Director, Child Wise via Pro Bono Australia.




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