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Closing Date

Sunday, 4 February 2024




Melbourne, VIC

An outstanding leadership opportunity to drive systemic change in early learning to improve the outcomes for children and alleviate disadvantage.

  • Grow and shape strategy for nation-wide impact
  • Use proven thought leadership skills to build on a strong foundation
  • Engage and inspire a variety of influential stakeholders

The organisation

The Front Project (TFP) is a national for-purpose organisation dedicated to ensuring equal access to early learning for all children, with an emphasis on addressing societal disadvantage. Committed to a systems change approach, TFP collaborates to eliminate barriers and create equitable opportunities, striving to enhance the entire early childhood system for the benefit of all. The team at TFP believes that providing quality early learning experiences is important in setting children on a positive life trajectory, regardless of their location.

By driving systematic change and advocating for universal access to learning, TFP seeks to build a resilient and prosperous society, acknowledging the significant impact of experiences in the early years on long-term outcomes. Their vision revolves around strengthening the future for all children and families through evidence-based advocacy and a commitment to equal access to early learning.

The Front Project is now at an inflection point, with reforms underway, and there is a next horizon to be shaped.

The role

The Front Project’s Board is currently seeking an influential and motivational Chief Executive Officer CEO), capable of translating vision into action, to drive strategic objectives, including policy, impact, and organisational growth.

The ideal candidate will ideally have a sense of social policy, advocacy, and social change dynamics in Australia. They should have strong and influential networks with a proven ability to adeptly navigate political and funding landscapes, ensuring financial sustainability while inspiring teams and executing visionary initiatives in early childhood education.

A genuine commitment to enhancing outcomes for vulnerable children is crucial for this role.

To apply

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

We invite you to read the Position Description and visit their website.

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 cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing the Front Project and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 4 February 2024.


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