The YMCA is a united Movement across Australia, dedicated to turning their belief in the power of inspired young people into reality. Influenced by their global mission to provide opportunities for all to grow in body, mind and spirit. YMCAs provide a wide range of programs and services in over 500 communities across Australia, from the Top End to Tassie and East to West, with operations also right in our nation's centre and other rural and remote communities.
From over 700 locations across Australia the YMCA provides expertise, programs and services in the following areas, to enable healthier, happier communities.
- Camping and Outdoor Education
- Children's Services
- Health and Wellness
- Sport & Community Recreation
- Youth Services
Elliott Gray is delighted to be partnering with YMCA Canberra in this critical appointment of Executive Director ELC. In this role, you will be responsible for the management of 5 ELC across the North of Canberra. Your duties will include the management of the centres both strategically and operationally, management of 6 direct reports and approximately 280 casual staff.
What is expected of you in this position
You will be looking at the current operations of the business and assessing where efficiencies and growth will come from. You will then execute your vision to ensure smart allocations and increased occupancy rates, whilst maintaining the strong value proposition of the YMCA service offering.
Who you are
Ideally coming from the Education sector, you will bring a strong knowledge of the industry to ensure maintenance of all legislative and governance requirements. In addition to this, you have strong commercial and business acumen and be able to demonstrate your general business management expertise, especially for growth.
YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:
- a national criminal history check;
- an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
- holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance / equivalent in accordance with state / territory laws;
- Two reference checks.
YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework.
Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.