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Board Opportunity: Non-Executive Directors – Early Childhood Management Services

​Non-Executive Directors
Early Childhood Management Services

  • Leading provider of early years education and care

  • Unique opportunity to contribute to governance best-practice as a Non-Executive Director

  • Community, children and families centric


Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) has been a leading provider of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Melbourne for over 25 years. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, ECMS operates 68 early years services across 16 municipalities across greater Melbourne, supporting over 6,000 children and their families. ECMS prides itself on being an early learning specialist focused on fostering lifelong learning and are committed to creating safe and nurturing environments for children.

Key Attributes sought in Non-Executive Directors:

  • Mix of commercial, government and/or NFP sector skills and experience with an understanding of community development or welfare.

  • A selection of professional skills encompassing strategy, legal, finance, marketing, human resources, quality, safety, advocacy, risk management and/or property with a practical and pragmatic approach to the delivery of meaningful early years education.

  • Sound judgement with a good strategic lens and also sensitive to the needs of the young children and their families.

  • Knowledge of decision-making and governance processes ideally in a community and/or place-based setting.

  • Brings an open mind set; is a collegial, collaborative and constructive member who is able to make a meaningful contribution at the Board table.

  • A strong values alignment and empathy for the work of ECMS. An exemplar of integrity, ethics, accountability, professionalism and respectful behaviours.

For a confidential discussion, please call Jen D’Arcy-Smith, Partner M: 0449 967781 or Alison Myatt, Head of Research on M: 0412 630 817

Please send an application quoting Ref No A005372 to Watermark Search International at We will reply to the email address used for your application.

Closing date: 11.59pm AEDT 26 February 2024