Chief Executive Officer
- Provide strategic leadership building on strong foundation
- Develop BCA’s next generation of leaders
- Lead individual and systemic advocacy
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, following the inspiring legacy of the outgoing CEO Emma Bennison. 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 vision loss 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.
About Blind Citizens Australia
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 over 45 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 visit: https://www.bca.org.au
To apply – please go to fisherleadership.com and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference BLAceo1021, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.
Close date: Friday 12 November 2021
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