Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 03/09/2023
REF: BLAceo0723
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Executive Officer

Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 03/09/2023
REF: BLAceo0723
  • Provide strategic leadership building on strong foundation
  • Develop BCA’s next generation of leaders
  • Lead individual and systemic advocacy

 

The Position

Occupying a key leadership role for the blind and vision impaired community, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) will lead the next chapter of the organisation’s critical work. BCA’s central mission is to be a direct voice for all people in Australia who are blind or vision impaired.

Reporting to the Board, the CEO will be a central voice and key representative across private, public and community sectors to drive positive social impact for its members. The CEO provides leadership of a dedicated team delivering programs and services across four streams: information and referral, peer support, capacity building and individual and systemic advocacy.

You will be considered a thought-leader regarding the inclusion of people who are blind, or vision impaired in community and business. The successful candidate will be a skilled and charismatic leader with the capacity to engage personally with the membership.  With excellent knowledge of sector issues and strong networks, you will be astute in navigating stakeholder relationships.  An empathetic leader with exceptional communication skills, you will lead a welcoming, visionary, and future-focused culture.  Leading the vision to grow the size and breadth of the membership, you will have highly developed advocacy capability and the ability to ensure financial viability of the organisation.

This is a prime opportunity for a dynamic individual with lived experience of blindness or vision impairment to contribute significant leadership towards a more vibrant and inclusive future.

BCA has an affirmative action employment policy in relation to people with disability and adjusts the recruitment, selection and employment process to accommodate individuals. Please note, this position has the ability to work from home anywhere in Australia.

 

The Organisation

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the National organisation of Australians who are blind or vision impaired. Our mission is to inform, connect and empower people who are blind or vision impaired and the broader community.

BCA is governed and managed by people who are blind or vision impaired, with 75% of employees and 100% of the board with lived experience.

For nearly 50 years BCA has provided information, peer support, individual and systemic advocacy and public policy initiatives to its members and the wider community.  The organisation also leads single and cross disability research and policy related projects in areas such as telecommunications, Disability Standards and International Capacity Building.

BCA has a seat on many government, commercial and community sector advisory bodies as well as formal relationships with blindness service providers including Vision Australia and Guide Dogs Australia.

For more information about Blind Citizens Australia visit: https://www.bca.org.au

 

Applications close by: 3 September 2023

 

To Apply:  Please email your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and career history to applications@fisherleadership.com quoting reference code BLAceo0723.

Enquiries can be directed to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates of Fisher Leadership via phone:  1300 347 437.

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