Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 09/01/2023
REF: WLSceo1122
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Executive Officer

Close Date: 09/01/2023
REF: WLSceo1122
  • Strategic, future focused executive role
  • Promoting the rights of women to live free from family violence
  • A focus on leadership and advocacy


The Position

The Board of the Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is seeking to appoint a dedicated Chief Executive Officer to lead a passionate team to enable the organisation to achieve its ambitious objectives and maximise its social impact.

Working collaboratively with the Board and staff, you will build upon the strong reputation and excellent relationships of WLSV, to guide the impact and development of the organisation’s services, enhancement of sector capacity and advocacy for systemic change.

As an experienced and dynamic leader, you will demonstrate a commitment to and deep knowledge of feminist principles and values and be dedicated to building a gender equitable and just society. Exceptional stakeholder engagement and communication skills are essential, with a sophisticated approach to advocacy and reform. A kind and compassionate leader who empowers a high performing team and creates an inclusive and positive workplace culture is a must.

You will have a tertiary degree in a relevant discipline, ideally law.

The Board would be open to considering a job share arrangement from candidates who may wish to consider a part time appointment.

This is a gender specific role, and the position is for a female. WLSV has exemption #A439 from provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 1995.


About WLSV

WLSV is committed to building a gender equitable country in which all women can exercise their rights to live free from violence and make informed choices about their relationships.

WLSV is a not-for-profit organisation which has been providing free legal services to women since 1982.  WLSV are a dedicated and diverse team of lawyers, advocates, educators, social workers and financial counsellors working with and for women to achieve justice for women.

For more information about WLSV, visit:


To apply – please go to and click on “APPLY ONLINE” using reference WLSceo1122, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

Applications close: Monday, 9 January 2023

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