Woden Community Service (WCS) is a for-purpose organisation that has been providing community-based services for over 50 years. Our vision of ‘A caring community where everyone belongs’ is achieved through our values of Inclusion, Compassion, Hope, Responsiveness, Integrity and Social Justice.

WCS is looking for a dynamic and energetic Executive Manager Aged Care and Disability Services to lead and manage the strategic and business operations of WCS aged care and disability services.

The Executive Manager will be an experienced leader with expertise in creating and managing financially viable programs based on a commitment to the needs of people accessing our services and recognising the value of client input and peer workers.

This role requires strategic leadership to translate the organisation’s strategic and business plans into operational goals, financial acumen to maximise results for service users and strengthen organisational viability; as well as highly effective leadership skills to manage change in a diverse team across a range of services.

The Executive Manager will actively build mutually beneficial relationships and networks with other organisations and funding bodies and generate initiatives in areas of service delivery.

The Executive Manager will report to the CEO as a member of the Executive team to build organisational capability and contribute to the long-term growth and sustainability of WCS.

What we offer

This is an opportunity to lead experienced multi-disciplinary teams and build strong, collaborative relationships.

  • Full time permanent position based near Woden Town Centre
  • Salary $129,466 pa plus 10.5% Superannuation and a Motor Vehicle allowance of $24,939
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Study leave opportunities
  • National EAP Service
  • Ongoing professional development and a supportive team environment

Essential Experience & Qualifications  

  • Demonstrated previous experience in a senior leadership role
  • Experience in monitoring and developing service quality and practice in a complex service system
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results through effective leadership of diverse teams with a focus on strategic and organisational objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, mediate and negotiate with a range of people including other community sector organisations and government bodies
  • Effective management of financial resources of service areas to optimise results for service users and strengthen organisational viability

A full Position Description is available outlining the knowledge, skills and experience.

To be eligible for employment, you must also have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card, working rights in Australia, and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.

How to apply

Please submit your current resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of this role via Seek by 29 March 2023.

For further information please contact Jenny Kitchin, CEO, email jenny.kitchin@wcs.org.au or 0448 835 369.

Note: applications that do not provide the requested documentation may not be considered.

For more information about WCS and services that we provide, including Youth & Family, Community Development, Housing and Homelessness, Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care, please visit our website at www.wcs.org.au

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.