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Riverwood Community Centre Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Organisation : Riverwood Community Centre

Location : Sydney (Riverwood)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Management

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Children, Community Development, Community Support Services, Disabilities, Families, Women, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 29 Jan, 2021

About the role

The Role

Riverwood Community Centre is looking for a CEO who is passionate about working with our diverse community and shares RCC’s values, vision, and purpose, as documented in the Strategic Plan.  As CEO you will:

  • Lead a committed team to provide effective, quality services to the community, demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice, and work collaboratively to shape the Centre’s future direction.
  • With knowledge and an ethical approach, integrity and honesty, ensure the organisation meets its legislative and financial requirements, manages risks and responds to the community.
  • Be transparent and accountable to the Board of Directors, providing timely and quality advice in accordance with the Governance Charter and RCC Constitution
  • Demonstrate leadership, direction and support to staff and volunteers, building a strong team culture, and overseeing a welcoming culture to our diverse community
  • Demonstrate significant senior management experience in the community services sector and with a Board of Directors. Working sensitively with, listening, and responding to all community members, particularly people from culturally diverse backgrounds who make up the majority of our community, is essential.
  • Hold relevant tertiary qualifications in the social sciences, community services or management


Key responsibilities

  • Foster quality, collaborative and professional working relationships within and external to the organisation.
  • Provide strategic leadership that reinforces RCC’s vision, purpose, values and sound management practices of the organisation.
  • Provide accurate advice to the Board to support effective governance and meet quality outcomes for the community.
  • Promote a caring, welcoming and inclusive organisational culture that supports a sense of belonging.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational, interpersonal and people management skills and support professional development of staff.
  • Proven experience in preparing, managing and reporting on budgets and evidence of strategic thinking for successful tendering to support current and future financial sustainability.
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with external partners and stakeholders to maintain high-quality and responsive levels of service and sustain and develop RCC’s vital and critical role in the life of the community.

If you have exceptional skills in the above areas, are flexible, responsive and are looking for a new and exciting opportunity to join with and work collaboratively to shape the future direction of a leading community organisation in Riverwood, please read the attached Position Description and Strategic Plan.   

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Riverwood Community Centre

The Organisation

Riverwood Community Centre (RCC) is a not-for-profit community-based Neighbourhood Centre in the heart of Riverwood’s diverse community, with an outstanding reputation for working with and for the local community.  With more than 40 years’ experience, RCC is a leading community organisation that supports change for individuals, families and community groups through a wide range of programs.  These include Children’s Services, Family Support and Youth Services, NDIS support, Aged Care Services and Community Development.


RCC is a Company limited by guarantee, governed by a voluntary and community-based Board of Directors who are fully committed to the local community.  RCC currently employs 64 staff, supported by an active and diverse volunteer team.  For more information please see www.riverwoodcommunity.com.org.au

How to apply

Position Description : RCC_CEO_Position Description 2021
Additional Attachment : RCC 2021-2023 Strategic Plan V1

To apply please email:

  • a cover letter,
  • statement addressing the essential criteria, and
  • current resume

to the Riverwood Community Centre Chairperson, at chairperson@riverwoodcommunity.org.au 

For further inquiries, please contact Acting-CEO, Shauna on (02) 9533 0100 or the Chairperson, Mr Karl Saleh OAM.


Applications close 5.00pm Friday 29th January 2021 and interviews will be conducted early in February.

Please quote in application: Riverwood Community Centre Chief Executive Officer (CEO) via Pro Bono Australia.


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