Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer

Reference No: Chief Executive Officer


The role

We are looking for a strong, authentic and collaborative leader with a commitment to social justice who has previous experience leading in a community services and/or NFP environment.

The CEO has overall responsibility for leading and managing the operations of all aspects of the SWSLC and supporting the Management Committee as the governing body, including:

  • Policy and planning
  • Program delivery and development
  • Business development
  • People and culture development and management
  • Financial management
  • Community and public relations.

SWSLC’s Senior Leadership Team reports to the CEO. In turn, the CEO is accountable to the Management Committee, and reports to the Chair of the Management Committee.

Category: Executive & Senior Management
Field: Family, Children and Youth, Legal, Women, Community, Management and Operations
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

About South West Sydney Legal Centre

South West Sydney Legal Centre (SWSLC) has operated for over 30 years, providing services predominantly for people living or working in the South West Sydney Local Government Areas of Liverpool, Fairfield and Canterbury-Bankstown. This is one of the most culturally diverse and fastest growing regions of Australia, attracting new arrivals and emerging communities. It is also an area of high social and economic disadvantage.

SWSLC is an accredited member of the National Association of Community Legal Centres, delivering legal services, community legal education and a range of support and therapeutic services to women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  1. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage the organisation’s people and culture
  2. Demonstrated skills and experience in strategic planning, policy and program development
  3. Strong business development skills 
  4. Strong financial management, budgeting and contract management skills
  5. Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
  6. Demonstrated capacity to build the organisation’s public profile through effective and strategic partnerships and networks
  7. Strong oral and written communication skills
  8. High level understanding of the community and/or government sectors, including the roles of community legal centres and domestic and family violence support services
  9. Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience
  10. Current driver’s licence and capacity to use your own vehicle for work purposes (travel reimbursement applies).

Culture & Benefits

SWSLC offers rewarding opportunities to make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community. The successful applicant will lead team of dedicated staff who constantly strive to provide high quality services to people who need them most and getting just and fair outcomes for our clients.

We provide generous conditions including:

  • generous salary packaging arrangements so you can increase your take home pay
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Additional 7 days paid carers leave
  • Additional 5 days paid leave over the Xmas close period
  • Pro rata long service leave after five years
  • Paid parental leave


Other Information:

South West Sydney Legal Centre is an inclusive employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, sexually and gender diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and people of all ages.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Natalie Carrington
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0439626393
How to apply

Please apply here and attach your application letter and resume or contact Natalie Carrington for more informaiton.

Date posted: 22 March 2019

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