Chief Strategy and Impact Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 09/01/2023
REF: BSLimp1122
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Strategy and Impact Officer

Close Date: 09/01/2023
REF: BSLimp1122
  • Join a newly formed leadership team
  • Promote integration and a compelling ‘BSL Way’ to move the dial on poverty
  • Bring about lasting change that connects policy, practice and advocacy


The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.

For over 90 years, BSL have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change to prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

 BSL strives to create change that lasts for a more compassionate, equal and just society – a society in which everyone can fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


Reporting to the Executive Director (CEO) the Chief Strategy & Impact Officer will:

  • Enable and grow BSL’s ability to move the dial on poverty by leading strategic development and planning to deliver impact.
  • Generate lasting change in a decisive period for Australia, playing to BSL’s strengths across policy, practice, research and advocacy.
  • Lead ongoing strategy, enabling innovation, fostering cross-organisational mission projects, leading public engagement, and developing and nurturing strategic partnerships.
  • Through its leadership of communications, marketing and engagement teams, this position plays a pivotal role deepening BSL partnerships and learning from the lived experience of the people BSL serve.
  • As a member of the executive leadership the CSIO will establish and maintain a culture of collaboration, honesty and integrity reflecting BSL’s values and ideals.



  • Extensive track record in executive leadership and demonstrated skills and experience in leading, motivating and developing teams to deliver high quality outcomes in large complex organisations.
  • Deep understanding of, and significant senior management level exposure to policy, service delivery, research and practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with organisational strategic development, planning, continuous improvement, evaluation and monitoring.
  • Highly developed skills and experience working with boards, peers, community, business and government stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated outstanding organisational and communication skills, including commercial acumen, agile mindset, project management, influencing, negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication.
  • Expertise in analysing data and trends.
  • Role model behaviours of integrity, maturity and strong personal and business ethics combined with sound judgement, temperament and a commitment to transparency and accountability.
  • Personify enterprise leadership behaviours that contribute to the development of a positive engagement culture,
  • Relevant tertiary level qualifications and extensive relevant experience, leading services in large complex organisations, preferably in a Not-for-profit or government environment.



BSL has over 1500 employees and 1000 volunteers.  Employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.



If this looks like a role that’s right for you, click ‘APPLY NOW’ using BSLimp1122, providing a targeted resume and 2 impactful referees to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

Expressions of interest close: Monday, 9 January 2023.

Candidates with aligned backgrounds will be invited to participate in a secondary process.


The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. BSL recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  BSL welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

 Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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