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Applications close:
Sunday 3rd September, 2017

To apply use the reference BSTceo0717 and send your application to, addressing your cover letter and resume to Jo Fisher or Kate Wheeler, of Jo Fisher Executive, or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.

Chief Executive Officer
Berry Street, Melbourne VIC
  • Lead an iconic child and family service organisation
  • Make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children
  • Continue building strategic capacity

The Position

With the forthcoming retirement of Ms Sandie de Wolf AM, the Board are seeking an outstanding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead Berry Street into the next chapter of its 140 year history and oversee the delivery of programs and services that provide the best possible outcomes for children and families.

Based in Melbourne and reporting to Berry Street’s Board of Directors, the CEO will provide strategic leadership to ensure that Berry Street maintains its position as a strong and innovative child and family services agency. The CEO will ensure the provision of high quality and effective service delivery, evolve strategic capacity of the organisation and oversee response to policy changes.

You will be an inspiring, visionary and principled leader, with a commitment to the values and ethos of Berry Street. As a highly action orientated individual, with strong commercial acumen and the ability to think strategically and pragmatically, you will offer a track record of successful executive leadership. You will be proactive and adaptive, with demonstrable capability to shape best practice service delivery, assess emerging trends and leverage opportunities. Exceptional advocacy, influencing and stakeholder engagement skills to drive industry change are essential. Tertiary qualifications preferred.

Berry Street

Berry Street is Victoria’s largest not-for-profit independent child and family welfare organisation. For over 140 years Berry Street has provided a vast range of support services to children, youths, women and families across areas including metropolitan, regional and rural Victorian communities affected by violence, abuse and neglect.

Originally established as the Victorian Infant Asylum, Berry Street’s core function has always been to strive to protect children and strengthen families.

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