Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 50

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

T 61 3 9629 6999

F 61 3 9629 5999



CHIEF EXECUTIVE - Playgroup Victoria
Ref: 2002197


Location: Melbourne VIC
Employment Type: Full-time

'strengthening communities through play'

  • Strategic leadership role
  • Peak membership organisation

Established over forty years ago Playgroup Victoria is a key member of a national association with members in every state of Australia. Catering for children under 5 years, Playgroups are set up and run by parents and caregivers and can be held anywhere that is safe for children and groups of people to meet.  New Playgroups are continually being established throughout Victoria.

Reporting to an engaged and supportive Board, your broad leadership responsibilities include governance reporting, strategy & planning, operations & financial management, membership recruitment & retention, external representation & marketing, risk management & quality improvement, and general corporate administration functions.


You will need a strong, energetic and inclusive style, proven senior management experience in governance, staff leadership, sound business acumen and demonstrated knowledge of the early childhood/community development sector. Exceptional communication skills are essential for you to develop and build Playgroup Victoria’s many relationships and alliances across the country..


weeks ago. especially those from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Reporting to a capable, skills-based Board that will look to you for strategic advice, you will provide
leadership to a professional and well-regarded management team. You will drive the strategic
plan, manage key relationships with diverse stakeholders, ensure sound clinical standards and
business practices, and deliver quality care for residents.
For this key position you should be a proven CEO who can demonstrate success as an inspiring
leader. Knowledge of the sector is preferable to be able to manage the opportunities and
challenges facing aged care and you will need sound commercial management abilities.

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