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Executive Director, Vinnies Services

Organisation : The St Vincent de Paul Society

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members, CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services, Other

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Significant Leadership opportunity
  • Playing an important role within a dynamic Executive Leadership Team, this role will drive key strategic initiatives in social service provision
  • Responsible for a diverse state-wide social service delivery
  • Maternity leave cover position for 9 months with a possible extension to 12 months,
  • Competitive Salary + Salary Packaging

As a member of the Executive Leadership team you will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and be primarily responsible for providing leadership on the strategic direction, implementation and review of the Society’s state-wide social service provision.

You will lead the implementation of the ‘Service, Quality and Impact’ strategic priority in our strategic plan, focussing on excellence in service provision, measuring our impact and driving greater impact for the people we assist. You will lead a broad team focussed on providing services and programs in Homelessness, Housing, Health, Disability and Inclusion. In addition, you will represent the Society externally, promoting the Society’s person-centred service delivery model. We are looking for a strong leader with a broad background in the community sector who can drive innovation and lead the teams through a critical period of change and growth.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications and experience working in the social services, management, business related sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience in social services strategic leadership, design and operational delivery.
  • High level expertise in delivering positive community and social outcomes with demonstrated strategic planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive experience in senior management roles and working with executives.
  • Experience in formulating and delivering strategic advice to the Chief Executive Officer and Board on provision of exceptional community and social services.
  • Capacity to build relationships with internal stakeholders and colleagues in a complex organisation.
  • Expertise in financial monitoring and budgeting, and prioritising allocation of resources to meet organisational goals
  • Capacity to champion and shape a respectful, non-judgmental, inclusive culture that promotes and upholds human rights at all-times and maintains a culture of transparency and accountability.
  • Proven ability to meet tight timeframes and the capacity to manage workflows on multiple projects concurrently

Personal attributes

  • Commitment to the mission and vision of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW.
  • An inclusive leadership style.
  • A strong work ethic underpinned by resilience and perseverance.
  • An ability to drive change in a collaborative way.
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence to bring together Mission, strategic priorities and organisational culture for employees, members, volunteers and the broader community
  • Commitment to high ethical and professional standards, and ability to build trust among team members.

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development opportunities, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide potential to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works (service offerings) and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

The Vinnies Services Directorate offers a range of evidence based services and programs to support men, women and children experiencing poverty and disadvantage and to help them rebuild their lives. Our services span Homelessness and Housing, Disability and Inclusion and Health services (including clinical services).

How to apply

If you have questions about this role, please email to Agnes Isaias (Manager, Staff Recruitment) agnes.isaias@vinnies.org.au.

Applications close at COB on 27th November 2020

Please submit your application online - attach your Resume, your responses to the 'Role-specific criteria' and relate these and the role responsibilities to the Society Critical Capabilities outlined under the Essential Criteria on the attached Position Description.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.


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