Director of Children, Youth and Families

Job Title: Director of Children, Youth and Families
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 646385
Contact Name: Robyn Walker
Job Published: May 25, 2021 10:30

Job Description

Churches of Christ in Queensland (CofC) has been an active part of the community for more than 130 years. With 3,500 staff and 1,000 volunteers, they have a significant presence in both Queensland and Victoria with over 200 services in more than 100 communities. Positively impacting tens of thousands of lives each year, Churches of Christ in Queensland provide Christ-inspired care and compassion to people at different stages of their life journey. Visit to learn more.
Reporting into the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) will focus on leading the strategic direction, operational management and future development of the group.  The role will advise the CEO and Board on the strategic direction, driving growth opportunities, service delivery excellence and collaborative working relationships across the community.  As an integral member of the Executive, it will ensure activities are closely aligned with the strategic direction of, and consistent with the mission and values of Churches of Christ in Queensland.
To be successful in this role:

  • You will be able to demonstrate that you have led organisational change and driven the operationalisation of strategy to drive growth and service delivery excellence within a human services environment.
  • A collaborative leader, you will bring strong stakeholder engagement and the ability to partner and build relationships at all levels both internally and externally, and with those that are geographically dispersed.
  • You will have experience building relationships across the broader community, achieving sustainable outcomes through culturally inclusive services. You will have demonstrated success in positively influencing and advocating for change within the industry and government.
  • With highly developed financial and risk management capabilities, plus an appreciation of the significant role of clinical governance and relevant Child Protection legislation, you will take responsibility for driving and operationalising strategy, whilst ensuring the CofC way is embodied into all situations and in every location.

“The CofC Way is about Welcome, Wellbeing, Home, Community and Faith.”
The Churches of Christ in Queensland ethos is supported by active and deeply committed Christian values and to that end, we are seeking interest from candidates who align to these values and beliefs. Further, this position will fulfil the statutory role of Child Nominee, ensuring Churches of Christ in Queensland meets all provisions of the Child Protection Act 1999.  You will be required to hold or have the ability to acquire a Working with Children (Blue Card); Licensed Care Service (Child Protection); National Personal Insolvency Check; a current Influenza Vaccination and a Current driver’s licence.  Periodic travel inter/intrastate is also a requirement of the role.
If you are interested in this exciting and rewarding role, please review the Position Description and submit your application (resume and a 1-2 page cover letter) at
Confidential enquiries can be made to either Robyn Walker or Fiona Cochran on 07 3305 5800.
Applications close Friday, 4 June 2021.

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