Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 28/02/2022
REF: WIRceo1121
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Chief Executive Officer

Close Date: 28/02/2022
REF: WIRceo1121
  • Do you have a commitment to gender equity and intersectional practice?
  • Opportunity for driven and passionate leader keen to advocate for the financial, physical, psychological and social wellbeing and safety of women, non-binary and gender diverse people
  • Strategically contribute to this next chapter of the organisation’s future

The Position
The Board of WIRE are seeking to appoint a collaborative and respected leader for the role of Chief Executive Officer.  Working in partnership with the Board and management team, the CEO will ensure that WIRE works to achieve its vision, mission, and strategic plan, while being responsive to the needs of women, non-binary and gender diverse people who experience marginalisation, oppression and exclusion due to a range of issues including but not limited to family violence and financial insecurity.
The CEO plays a key role in maintaining and growing WIRE’s public profile as an accessible, ground-breaking organisation that adopts an intersectional feminist approach in its advocacy, projects, programs, and service delivery.  In conjunction with the Board, the CEO is also responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation, as well as its long-term financial viability, its key strategic partnerships and its service program and project impact.
To be successful you will be a visible presence, well equipped to continue building WIRE’s community profile, contributing to public policy development, advocacy and representation of WIRE in public forums and in the media. As an inclusive and facilitative leader, you will demonstrate a successful track record of cultivating an organisational culture that emphasises a positive workplace that supports staff and volunteer wellbeing.  An approach that encourages codesign, collaboration and respectful work practices will be coupled with governance, financial and risk management capability, and previous success in the delivery and expansion of high quality services.
A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable.
WIRE welcomes applications from women, non-binary and gender-diverse people, especially from Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Island communities, or who are multilingual or are from culturally diverse communities. To ensure that WIRE operates as a  respectful and responsive organisation WIRE  applies an exception to the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 thus all candidates that apply for the CEO position must identify as female, non-binary and/or gender diverse.
The Organisation
WIRE is a registered Association with DGR status. At full ( non Covid)  operations WIRE  has 40 volunteers and 30 EFT staff and annual turnover of around $2,500,000. WIRE is the only Victorian state-wide free service that provides information, support and referrals to any Victorian women inclusive of nonbinary and gender-diverse people on any issue.
VISION:    a just and inclusive society where all people can thrive.
VALUES: WIRE is feminist, inclusive and bold. We strive for social justice, empowerment and integrity.
MISSION: At WIRE we work with women, non-binary and gender-diverse people to address the issues they identify, assist them to make informed choices in their lives and advocate for structural change to bring about gender equity and social justice.
WIRE has a strong track-record of innovation in research, training and service delivery and advocacy in addressing the multiple barriers women, non-binary and gender-diverse people experience that contribute to their marginalisation.
WIRE is a committed feminist organisation that provides best-practice gender-informed and non-stigmatising service delivery on any issue and is an entry point for thousands of people every year.
WIRE provides a Telephone Support Line, email and online, as well as face-to-face support at our Walk-in Centre located in West Melbourne. We also deliver a range of programs including job coaching, employment workshops, financial and legal advice clinics, and activities for those experiencing isolation and homelessness.
WIRE undertake projects and provide education and resources to individuals, government, private sector and non-government organisations and the community to build capacity and capability to counter gender bias, discrimination and family violence. This includes training products and programs focused on increasing women’s financial capability, addressing family violence, dealing with difficult calls and working more effectively with women, non-binary and gender diverse.
WIRE has doubled in size over the last few years and with more than 40 volunteers and 30 staff WIRE’s work impacts throughout Victoria and changes lives. We are proud of who we are, the services programs and projects we provide and what we have achieved.
For more information about WIRE, visit:
To apply – Click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference WIRceo1121, addressing your cover letter, key selection criteria and resume to Kate Wheeler of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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