Chief Executive Officer - Brisbane Based

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer - Brisbane Based
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 789296.2
Job Published: November 01, 2018 12:00

Job Description

About the organisation:

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland is one of the States most iconic faith based Not for Profit organisations. Founded in 1833 by individuals who wished to put their faith into action, the organisation is built on strong Christian values and plays a critical role in providing unwavering support for those who suffer deprivation, marginalisation and inequality.

The Society has been in Queensland since 1894 and is represented by more than 400 employees and 8,500 members and volunteers to help those who are struggling to take control of their lives whilst restoring their dignity; providing a hand up, not just a hand out. In the 2016-2017 period, the Queensland organisation supported almost 307,000 people and provided approximately $191m in service and support to people in need. With 210 conferences (local branches) within the eight Diocese/regions, the society differs from most charitable organisations in that the members, known as Vincentians, and volunteers are the core of the society’s work.

In 2011, the Society became the sole shareholder of Ozcare. Ozcare proudly delivers more than 320 services to 15,000 clients, with the support of almost 3,000 staff, and 375 volunteers. Ozcare’s purpose is to improve people’s quality of life through the delivery of personalised health and human services in the spirit of the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland.

About the role:

Reporting directly to the State Council and on a daily basis to the Queensland President, the Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the oversight of St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland’s day to day running of the organisation as well as outlining the medium-term strategic direction. This pivotal executive role will also include providing overall leadership of the core services team, taking both a hands-on and strategic approach to operations, growing new clients, networking, managing multiple stakeholders, overseeing financials and promoting the organisation.

A key part of this role will also involve aligning the St Vincent de Paul Society and Ozcare strategies in order to provide a strong offering to the market.  The CEO will assist the Society to fulfil its mission, vision and core values.
Specifically, key accountabilities include:
  • Provide leadership to develop and continually reinforce the Vision (Strategic Direction), Mission (Purpose) and Values (Culture) of the organisation.
  • Ensure that the policies of State Council are implemented and reviewed as and when required, whilst ensuring that State Council is informed of the operations of management.
  • Develop and implement all aspects of the State budget and report against the plan.
  • Communicate regularly with the President and Council members and ensure the Council is being provided with the information necessary to fulfil its legislative compliances and legal requirements.
  • Preserve the qualities that make the organisational successful, whilst driving innovation.
  • Maintain lines of communication throughout the branches of the organisation within Queensland
  • Effectively manage the relationships between the organisation and key stakeholders, seeking input on key issues as appropriate.
  • Encourage marketing, public relations and communication to ensure that the organisation and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented in a positive light to relevant stakeholders.
Key Skills Required:

To be considered for the position, you will be a strong people leader who demonstrates extensive experience and record of achievements at an executive level across the Not for Profit or Commercial industry sectors. You will have solid leadership and emotional intelligence skills with demonstrated ability to engage others to understand and embrace organisational culture, directions, goals and client service ethos.

Your strategic commercial capability and experience as a senior leader are underpinned by your ability to model Christian values therefore ensuring that you assist the Society to fulfil its mission, vision and core values. It is essential that you demonstrate superior presentation and communication skills, with a personal presence and the ability to act confidently as the public spokesperson for the organisation.

Demonstrate integrity in all dealings; be honest and open; listen to and consider stakeholder views; demonstrate empathy; and act in a way that reflects the culture and values of the organisation.

Exceptional stakeholder relationship skills will be critical for this role as you will need to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders such as Government; the church and CEO’s of other major charities.

Ability to identify opportunities for change and lead improvement initiatives along with a strong governance and risk compliance skill will be needed for this leadership position.
For a strictly confidential discussion, please contact Callan Raine, Associate Director - Executive on (07) 3054 1143 / 0411 686 652. Alternatively, submit your application via the apply button, or email

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