ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Director - Children's Services - Woden Community Service

Woden Community Service

Woden Community Service (WCS) is an established for purpose provider of community services across Canberra. Our vision is ‘A caring community where everyone belongs’ achieved through our values of Inclusion, Compassion, Hope, Responsiveness, Integrity and Social Justice.

WCS is seeking a dynamic, experienced and energetic Director of Children’s Services to lead and manage the strategic and service operations of our children’s services. This includes two early learning centres in Woden and out of school hours care (OSHC) services across Canberra.

The Director of Children’s Services will be an experienced leader who will work closely with their teams embedding contemporary and innovative practices to support positive outcomes for the children and their families.

Highly effective leadership skills to manage a diverse workforce across a range of services are essential. The role requires the ability to translate the organisation’s strategic and business plans into operational goals and through a commercial orientation that results in long term growth and sustainability of WCS.

This is a key Executive position reporting to the CEO which will also work closely with the broader senior Leadership team.

Experience at a senior leadership level in the children’s services sector and a relevant tertiary degree qualification are essential.

What we offer

This is an opportunity to lead a diverse team and build strong, collaborative relationships to deliver high-quality services in partnership with schools, children, families, colleagues and the community.

Full time permanent position based near Woden Town Centre with access to salary packaging benefits. Salary $123,778 - $136,340 pa depending on qualifications and experience. A fully maintained work car and parking will be provided.

How to apply

To apply , please submit a cover letter and your resume via our website at by 22 January 2021.

For further information please contact Jenny Kitchin, CEO, on 0448 835 369.

Note: To be eligible for employment, you must have working rights in Australia and a current National Police Check.

WCS has announced that all staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption by 31 January 2022, so during the recruitment process you will be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status.

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, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications close: 
Saturday 22 January 2022 - 11:55pm
First posted: 
Thursday 6 January 2022