Director, Aged Care Services - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 09/01/2023
REF: BSLdac1122
Applications for this listing are closed

Director, Aged Care Services

Close Date: 09/01/2023
REF: BSLdac1122
  • Executive Leadership Team role
  • Reimagine service provision and support
  • Bring about change that lasts


Aged Care at the Brotherhood of St Laurence provides residential services, independent living accommodation for people on low incomes, and home-based services for older people and people with disabilities living in their homes.

 For more than 90 years, the Brotherhood of St. Laurence has worked in the community supporting people of all ages to live the life they choose. Not only do we provide services for older people in our community, but we invest in research and policy development to improve the lives of all older people, and especially those experiencing disadvantage.


Reporting to the Chief Services Officer, the Director Aged Care Services will:

  • Lead the delivery of relevant, accessible, and quality residential and community aged care services – particularly for people living in deep and persistent disadvantage.
  • Lead a department of over 250 staff including the following direct reports: Residential Services Manager, Senior Manager Community Care, Senior Operations and Business Support Manager and an Aged care recruitment coordinator.
  • Require a deep understanding of the aged care sector and what it takes to deliver quality care, strong commercial acumen and strong leadership of strategy and change.



  • Significant experience leading high performing teams in the aged care sector
  • Ability to build strong cross-functional and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Well-developed influencing, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to provide strategic advice on financial matters; contribute to the executive team and support the Chief Services Officer, Board and relevant committees.
  • Integrity, maturity and strong personal and business ethics combined with sound judgement and a commitment to transparency and accountability.
  • Uses discernment and interpersonal skills to establish other’s needs, concerns, feelings, expectations and motivations.
  • Role model enterprise leadership behaviour and contribute to the development of a positive engagement culture. Modelling ethical behaviours to establish and maintain a culture of collaboration, honesty and integrity that reflects BSL’s values and ideals.
  • Tertiary qualifications in operations management, business or related service discipline.



BSL has over 1500 employees and 1000 volunteers.  BSL 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 BSLdac1122, providing a targeted resume and 2 impactful referees to David Baber or Katie Hooker of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

Expressions of interest close: Monday, 9 January 2023.

Selected 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. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We 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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