Executive Leader, Children and Families – Barnardos Australia

6 September 2023

Organisation: Barnardos Australia


Organisation: Barnardos Australia

Location: Sydney (travel required)

Job Type: Full-time Fixed Term Contract (3+2-year option or 5-year option) – negotiable term

Application Deadline: By 5pm, Thursday 14 September 2023.

About Us:

Barnardos Australia is a leading nonprofit organisation dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families in need. With a rich history spanning decades, we are committed to creating a brighter future for every child. Join our team and make a lasting impact on the lives of children and families in your community.

 Position Summary:

Barnardos is seeking an accomplished and passionate Executive Leader to oversee our Children and Families portfolio. This pivotal role reports into the CEO and sits on the Executive Leadership Team, and will involve leading a dedicated team, shaping strategic initiatives, and driving positive change for vulnerable children and families.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide visionary leadership, direction, and strategy for the Children and Families division.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, employees, and partners to develop and implement innovative programs and services.
  • Manage and inspire a high-performing team, fostering a culture of excellence, outcomes and inclusivity.
  • Oversee budgeting, resource allocation, and performance metrics to ensure efficient operations.
  • Advocate for the rights and well-being of children and families in various forums.

 Background and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (master’s preferred).
  • Proven leadership experience in a nonprofit or social services organisation.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and relationship-building abilities.
  • Commitment to Barnardos’ mission and values.

 What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including PBI Tax Benefit.
  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment.
  • The opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families.

How to Apply:

Please complete an Expression of Interest cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position, along with attaching your resume, and submit to Kerrie Chapman: [email protected], by 5pm, Thursday 14 September 2023.

Barnardos is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered. We encourage applications from candidates of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, and backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates. Your unique perspective is an asset, and we welcome you to be a part of our inclusive and supportive community


To request a copy of the Position Description and associated Barnardos Children and Families organisation chart, please email Kerrie Chapman [email protected].


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