Chief Executive Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 08/10/2023
REF: WCSceo0823
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief Executive Officer

Close Date: 08/10/2023
REF: WCSceo0823
  • Work with a community-based sexual assault counselling service
  • Provide executive leadership and management of a thriving not-for-profit
  • Three-year, full-time opportunity in Werribee, Melbourne


The Position

The Board of WestCASA are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation and hold responsibility for the leadership, management and co-ordination of the work of the service.  The CEO will work closely with WestCASA’s Board to implement the organisation’s latest Strategic Plan oversee its overall operations and governance requirements.  Importantly it will support and empower the dedicated WestCASA team and continue to foster partnerships and drive enterprise and sector advocacy efforts.

To be considered for this position you will have an understanding of intersectional feminism and be committed to the principles of a feminist service with experience managing community services (direct service and counselling highly desirable) at executive level.  Ideally you will have a successful track record of steering change, and may offer expertise in family violence, violence against women services, broader social services delivery and/or public policy.

Excellent stakeholder management skills and organisational leadership capability from a governance perspective are desired.  Drive and creativity to support and implement research-led program reform are expected, coupled with relevant tertiary qualifications.

WestCASA offer a competitive package including salary packaging with flexible working arrangements and offers the opportunity to lead in the promotion of recovery of all people who have experienced sexual assault and to strive for a world free from violence and family violence. We strongly encourage applicants from LGBTIQA+, First Nations and Multicultural communities to apply.


The Organisation

WestCASA is a community based not-for-profit sexual assault counselling service operating in the Western Metropolitan region of Melbourne for the past 31 years and is renowned for both facilitating the recovery and healing of victim/survivors of sexual assault and working toward the elimination of sexual violence in society.

WestCASA provides counselling, crisis response, advocacy, education and training across five local government areas, and is located in Werribee with outreach to Footscray, Melton, and the Dame Phylllis Frost Centre (DPFC, a women’s prison) at Ravenhall.

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Applications close: Sunday 8th October

To apply – Click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference WCSceo0823, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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