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Closing Date

Sunday, 13 August 2023




Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Lead this iconic youth charity, leveraging your leadership & strong commercial acumen to deliver life-changing programs supporting young people in NSW

  • Provide innovative and visionary leadership
  • Strategic management and commercial focus
  • Strong foundation and a reputation for excellence

The organisation

The Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) NSW is NSW’s pre-eminent charitable youth organisation working with NSW Police, local communities and the NSW government to help young people reach their potential. PCYC helps young people get active in life and develop their skills and character, and helps reduce and prevent crime by and against them. For more than 86 years, PCYC has been building capability in the communities they serve across regional and metropolitan NSW. With a robust network of 66 clubs and centres across the state, over 100,000 members with more than 140 different activities, PCYC is the largest provider of sport and recreational facilities in NSW, delivering a wide range of sports, music activities, life skills, self-development projects, homework clubs and much more on a daily basis. Through their work, PCYC is equipping the next generation of Australians with the skills, and attitudes fundamental to navigating the challenges they face both today and in the future.

In 2022, PCYC launched their Better Together 2022 – 2027 strategy with a focus on sustainability and accountable impact. They have set themselves an ambitious goal to have a network of 69 clubs, impacting over 10,000 young people through programs such as Rise Up, Job Ready and GRIT (Growth Resilience Intervention for Teenagers), targeting over 20,000 young people in early intervention and diversionary programs.

PCYC is at an exciting time in their evolution; with a dedicated Board, a proven track record for excellence in community engagement, and is well positioned as a leading charity to grow and expand their reach under the guidance of an emotionally intelligent and commercially astute leader.

The role

Building on PCYC’s success to date, the trusted reputation, the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will work closely with the Board to guide the organisation’s vision and strategy, lead day-to-day operational management, and maintain a strong financial foundation to underpin continued growth as the organisation embarks on its next positive chapter.

As CEO, you will champion delivery on PCYC’s key strategic objectives – growing impact, driving sustainability, fundraising and philanthropic support and building on the organisation’s reputation as a trusted youth organisation delivering measured impact.

The successful candidate will bring existing corporate, government and philanthropic networks and the passion and skills to influence a broad range of stakeholders including the NSW Police Force, NSW Government, senior management team, community, sector leaders and funding bodies. You will be a strong and influential communicator with the entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness to develop strategies and identify additional funding opportunities, based on a data-driven, evidence-based approach, to support the organisation’s mission.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader with exemplary commercial, strategic and people management skills gained in the public or the private sector in an organisation of equivalent size and complexity.  Experience in, or exposure to a non-profit or youth sector organisation is highly desirable.


To apply

People for Purpose is partnering with PCYC to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the Position Description, Annual Statement of Impact Report 2022, and Better Together 2022-2027 Strategy. For further information on PCYC, please visit their website at

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a covering letter outlining why your purpose and passion to lead PCYC, how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 13 August 2023.

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