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CEO - Disability Advocacy Network Australia - Flexible Location

Beaumont People

An exciting leadership opportunity to join this rapidly growing national disability advocacy organisation and drive the development of significant new projects. Reporting directly to the Board and working with a small team, this role will be pivotal in driving forward DANA’s strategic plan.

  • Managing the overall operations of the National network for independent disability organisations
  • Competitive remuneration plus salary packaging
  • Fully remote work, however the candidate will ideally be based in Canberra, Sydney, or Melbourne

About the organisation

DANA’s vision is to ensure a national network of adequately resourced disability advocacy organisations that promote the rights, and meets the needs, of people living with disability by:

  • Promoting the role and value of independent disability advocacy
  • Giving members a collective voice
  • Supporting communication and the sharing of information between disability advocacy organisations
  • Developing the capacity of the disability advocacy sector
  • Building the evidence base to demonstrate the value of advocacy
  • Promoting the human rights, needs, value and diversity of people with disabilities

Key accountabilities of the role

  • Establish and foster high-level relationships with senior disability stakeholders, (including government bodies and NGOs) working to raise the organisation’s and disability advocacy sector’s profile
  • In collaboration with the Board, develop, finalise, and execute the 3-year strategic plan
  • Manage complex projects, from initial proposal and funding applications, through to project completion
  • Provide leadership to a team of 10, based across the Eastern seaboard
  • Manage the operation of all aspects of DANA and support the organisation in its role as the governing body
  • Management of business functions including HR, operations and governance including company secretarial duties

Knowledge, skills and competencies

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience as CEO or senior executive ideally within the for purpose/disability sector
  • An in-depth understanding of disability policy advocacy, and a passion for creating change
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field (social policy/legal) or equivalent experience which includes a strong working knowledge of the policy framework applicable to disability across the federal sphere
  • First class communication, financial and analytical skills
  • Willingness and skills to be a media spokesperson plus present to large and small groups
  • Previous experience of project and membership management
  • Strong people management and broad HR skills
  • Current Working with Children clearance and criminal record check

Benefits to you

  • Competitive remuneration package including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to influence the strategy and future growth of DANA
  • Fully hybrid working opportunity with travel expectations at times

Application process

To apply please submit your CV and an accompanying covering letter, explaining why you are interested in leading the Disability Advocacy Network Australia as CEO and how your values, skills and experience meet the criteria.

Please apply using the APPLY NOW via this website.

Applications will be assessed on receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

DANA is a safe, diverse and inclusive workplace. They strongly encourage applications from people with disabilities or barriers to employment, First Nations applicants and people from all cultural backgrounds.

Beaumont People has been retained exclusively to recruit this role, therefore please direct all enquiries to Annabel Grigson at Beaumont People 02 9093 4969 or [email protected] using the subject line: CEO - Disability Advocacy Network Australia - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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