Chief Executive Officer | Fisher Leadership
Permanent
Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra
Close Date: 04/06/2018
REF: NDSceo0518
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Chief Executive Officer

Permanent
Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra
Close Date: 04/06/2018
REF: NDSceo0518
  • Be the leading voice nationally for disability services
  • Key leadership role during time of rapid sector evolution
  • Champion organisational growth

The Position
Occupying a key leadership role in the Australian disability sector, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead National Disability Services during a period of significant change in the disability landscape. Reporting to the Board, the CEO will understand the future of a sustainable disability sector and will drive a robust national representation of NDS during this critically important time.
Representing policy priorities to government and continuing to provide leadership and support to a sector which is rapidly evolving, the Chief Executive Officer will have a demonstrated capability to exercise strategic influence on the issues and concerns of importance. An analytical thinker, pragmatic and influential, s/he will have a demonstrated history of strategically and actively creating partnerships, and the ability to synthesise policy and analyse financial implications.
The appointee will successfully engage and manage a diverse range of stakeholders in a large, complex and geographically dispersed environment. With entrepreneurial and commercial orientation, s/he will have a superlative reputation and profile and present with a highly communicative and engaging style with an ability to be in the media. While a background in disability services is desirable, it is not essential. Relevant qualifications are mandatory.
The Organisation
National Disability Services (NDS) is the national industry association for disability services, representing over 1000 non-government organisations. Collectively, members of NDS operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability.
NDS is the only national organisation that represents the full spectrum of disability service providers across Australia. Members range in size from small to large multi-service organisations, and NDS provides members with a strong voice, enabling the sector to collectively initiate
change, influence outcomes and deliver the funding needed to ensure the best possible quality of life for people with disability.
For more information about the organisation visit: www.nds.org.au
This position can be located in either Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra
To apply – please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference NDSceo0518, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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