E386


Executive Director, Children, Youth and Families
Full-time Executive

Closes: 26 May 2019

Classification: Executive Level 2.4
Salary: $325,354 - $339,831 depending on current superannuation arrangements
Position No: E386
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 10 May 2019
Contact Officer: David Reynolds on david.reynolds@davidsonwp.com or (07) 3023 1009


  • Lead human services for ACT Government
  • Make a positive impact on the community
  • Strategic leadership opportunity

The Community Services Directorate of the ACT Government delivers excellence through client centred services and strives to create a safe and equitable community.  The Directorate has responsibility for a wide range of human services functions in the ACT, including multicultural and community affairs; public and community housing services and policy; children, youth and family support services and policy; disability policy; therapy services; Child and Family Centres; homelessness and community services.
The Community Services Directorate is committed to the values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Innovation.
Children, Youth and Families (CYF) in partnership with the community protects children and young people and partners with families, carers and community agencies to ensure children and young people are safe. Key areas of interest are the “Our Booris, Our Way” independent review and “A Step Up for Our Kids” strategy.
The key areas of the Division focus on Operations, Staff support and development, Quality assurance and delivering reform. CYF works closely with the other Divisions in CSD to support service delivery.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a successful track record of leading a motivated and high performing team in the human services sector and has the following attributes and experience:

  • strategic thinking and change management skills;
  • system design, business planning and workforce capability development to support high quality operational practice;
  • demonstrated expertise and passion to work with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • high level negotiation and communication skills and stakeholder engagement skills; and
  • demonstrated high level leadership in organisational best practice in person-centred service delivery and community engagement;

This is an amazing opportunity to have a lasting impact on how Child, Youth and Family services are delivered across the ACT. A competitive salary and relocation package is on offer for this pivotal role.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume and brief covering letter (maximum two pages) which details your skill and experience relevant to the role here or visit www.davidsonwp.com Job Reference: JO-1903-94100. For further information, please contact David Reynolds from Davidson Executive & Boards on (07) 3023 1009 or email at david.reynolds@davidsonwp.com.
Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $325,354 to $339,831 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $263,216. From 1 July 2019, the remuneration package will increase, ranging from $327,547 to $340,747 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant, which includes a cash component of $264,006 (see Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2 of 2019).
Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance based contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that details of long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Career interest categories:

Executive and Statutory Offices
Leaders and Senior Management