Director Community Services

Posted 7 months ago
This position has been filled

Be part of a passionate and dedicated team of community service professionals committed to achieving justice for women.
  • Senior level position leading a small team and overseeing a range of services
  • Dynamic organisation on a path of growth
  • 3-year contract. Full-time hours. CBD location

The Organisation
Women’s Legal Service SA (WLSSA) is a state-wide specialist community legal centre. WLSSA provides legal advice, representation, community legal education and support services to disadvantaged women living in South Australia.

As an organisation with a strong set of values and a clear purpose, WLSSA provides a supportive team environment and is committed to professional and personal development for all staff and volunteers. Access to a generous employee assistance program is also available.

The Role
The Director of Community Services will focus on leading the continuous improvement of a range of programs with the primary objective of increasing the capacity of women to engage with the legal system in an active and meaningful way.

As part of the leadership team within this dynamic and evolving organisation, this is a role that will challenge you, but will also bring reward and enable you to make a positive difference to the lives of others.

Located in the CBD and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading innovative program design and development in accordance with the organisational strategic plan
  • Monitoring the provision of service delivery ensuring compliance with funding targets, budgets, and legislation
  • Providing leadership and direction to a small team
  • Supporting the implementation of risk management processes and procedures across all programs and projects
  • Operational management including budgeting and reporting
  • Collaborating with internal staff to ensure effective service delivery
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with external stakeholders with a view to building successful partnerships

About You
We’re seeking a confident and engaging senior leader who has the agility and adaptability to thrive in a dynamic and evolving environment.

Other skills, experience and attributes required include:

  • Extensive program management experience, ideally within family violence, mental health and/or homelessness sector
  • Previous leadership experience
  • A willingness to learn and develop
  • A clear and confident communicator with the ability to build meaningful partnerships
  • Positive and influential leader who can facilitate change and continuous improvement
  • Creative problem-solver with a “can-do” attitude
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent negotiation, influencing and communication skills with the ability to operate and communicate at a senior level
  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Development, Human Services, or a related field

If you believe you have the required skills and experience and are excited by the prospect of contributing to the future success of a highly valued service, we would love to hear from you!

To apply, please forward your resume and covering letter to Melanie Mansfield at Blackman Mansfield Recruitment by clicking APPLY. Further enquiries can be directed to Mel on 0411 471 822.

We encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, and people from a culturally diverse background to apply.

COVID-safe practices will be complied with throughout the recruitment process and all applicants must also comply.