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Leep NGO creates inclusive communities for people experiencing disadvantage and, having developed international partnerships with UK based organisations, is leading the creation of a digital inclusion agenda in Australia.

Off the back of a truly transformative time for Leep, we are powering ahead and endeavour to leap into an ever changing social landscape, maximising our reach and creating real impact in underserved communities, so that we all can Imagine Tomorrow Together.

We welcome high achievers, who share our passion for social justice and inclusion, and are excited to take on new challenges with initiative and creativity.

If you think you’re right for the role, regardless of whether you meet each individual criteria, then we would love to hear from you.

The Role

Charged with ensuring that the operational functions of Leep are maintained at the highest level to support the success, agility and growth of the organisation, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) works alongside the CEO to drive the achievements and growth of Leep’s programs and people.

This role provides an opportunity to work with and lead an inspired and talented team whilst having direct input into strategic program planning; providing the successful candidate with an opportunity to create meaningful change for our communities.

The position is based at Leep NGO’s office in Penrith, and involves some travel.

The position is based on a 35 hour week, and is contracted until the 30th June 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Key responsibilities are further outlined in the full position description - pdfdownload Application Information Package

About You

The successful candidate will be a proactive and self-motivated individual who thrives in a dynamic and ever-changing environment. You will apply a solutions-focused attitude to your work and will have the ability to work under broad direction, displaying a high level of responsiveness and strong initiative in setting goals, prioritising tasks and achieving outcomes.

Required skills, knowledge and qualifications for the role include:


  • Proven ability to manage the internal operations of a diverse, agile and expanding organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and develop staff and ability to foster an environment of collaboration
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, with a demonstrated ability to consult, influence and liaise with internal and external stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • Experience in planning and managing a diverse range of programs, with particular experience in capacity building, recruitment and training
  • High level problem solving skills, with demonstrated experience solving complex or multifaceted challenges;
  • Demonstrated experience leading, developing and implementing organisational policies, procedures and work practices;
  • An excellent digital native


  • Extensive understanding of capacity building, recruitment, management and training preferably in the volunteer sector
  • Comprehensive understanding of Work Health & Safety
  • A sound understanding and commitment to the principles and practice of access and equity


  • Relevant tertiary qualification with substantial experience in community engagement


  • A current NSW Drivers License and a comprehensively insured vehicle to use for work purposes
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when required
  • Commitment to social justice

About Leep NGO

Leep is a group dedicated to creating inclusive communities for people experiencing disadvantage. We work to create inclusion through:

communityNet – The leading online portal for the for-purpose sector in NSW. Leep communityNet’s e-news provides all the information the Community Sector community needs direct to their in-boxes every week.

Digital Inclusion – Leep believe digital inclusion isn’t about technology, it’s about people. We aim to close the digital gap through providing underserved and disadvantaged communities and individuals with the tools necessary to be included in and make the most of our digital society and economy. We work with a network of partners to create and run digital literacy programs for the one in five Australians who are not online.

Volunteer Solutions – Leep connect volunteers with meaningful roles, and work with Volunteer Involving Organisations to provide tools and frameworks that create effective volunteer management and retention.

We greatly value our team of stars and show our appreciation through pathways for professional development and generous above award conditions.

How to apply

All applications must be marked “Private and Confidential: Deputy CEO" and emailed to:

Cecily Michaels
Chief Executive Officer
E: [email protected], using the subject line: Deputy Chief Executive Officer application via EthicalJobs.
P: (02) 4721 1866 ext. 21

All applications must include:

  • A cover letter addressed to Cecily Michaels (CEO)
  • Copy of the applicants current Resume (no more than 2 pages)
  • A separate document detailing how the applicant meets each selection criteria (skills, knowledge, qualifications)
  • A completed Application for Employment Form

Applications close: 5:30pm 26th October 2017

Interviews will be held: 30th October 2017

Please note applications not addressing the Selection Criteria above will NOT be considered. Please ensure you address every Selection Criteria point, including the ‘Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications’ – further guidelines provided in the Application Information Package.

If you’re considering this role, we strongly encourage you to make contact with Cecily Michaels to discuss the opportunity further.

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