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National CEO

GROW Australia

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Leading mental health organisation, GROW Australia, is seeking a new National CEO, to take over from its current NCEO who is retiring soon.

A generous package is offered, including salary packaging benefits and five weeks’ annual leave. Ideally the position will be located in Brisbane.

GROW is recognised as a pioneering, pre-eminent and world leading mental health peer to peer support organisation. Founded in 1957 by people with lived experience of mental illness, the early GROW participants found that fellowship, shared humanity, mutual support and social cohesion were highly successful in helping them and their like-minded community on their pathways to recovery.

The GROW Program therefore was designed, developed and delivered by people with lived experience – that was the case then and 67 years later it remains the case today.

GROW also has grown and expanded into other ways of delivering peer support to different target groups, always based on the GROW philosophy and the wisdoms generated from among tens of thousands of participants over almost seven decades. These programs include schools-based programs – Get Growing – which are designed to assist young people to build resilience and friendships, and Growing Resilience, our online program designed to support people who are struggling in daily living, for example due to cost of living challenges.

About the role

Reporting to the Board, the NCEO will provide executive leadership and operational management across Australia for GROW. The successful candidate will establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board and Board Committees in their governance of GROW. They will manage Grow resources to deliver the business strategy and plans in a timely and effective manner and establish and maintain positive and effective relations with key stakeholders.

The NCEO is accountable for the oversight and leadership of strategy, people and culture, finance, risk, key stakeholder and strategic relationships networking, business development and growth, achievement of annual financial performance and business plan, marketing, media and public relations, day-to-day operations and allocating the financial and other resources to the organisation’s priorities as agreed by the Board.

Specific Requirements Include:

  • Unwavering commitment to inclusiveness, participation and respect for people with lived experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of programs and initiatives.
  • Sound understanding of the mental health sector with working knowledge of the not-for-profit sector at senior levels.
  • Strong people leadership including experience in developing a positive organisational culture with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop a high-performing and empowered team.
  • Sound business acumen with knowledge and depth of experience of governance, compliance, finance, fundraising, risk, legal, media and public relations and business operations.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with experience in Board and committee reporting and presentations.
  • Extensive experience in complex and strategic, multi-stakeholder relationship management and partnering at a senior executive level with highly developed influencing and negotiating skills both internally and externally.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying opportunities for change including through thought leadership and successful advocacy.
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • High standard of computer literacy.

For further information about GROW Australia: Please click here - GROW Australia

The Position Description for the position is available upon request.

For a confidential discussion please contact David Butt on 0411 474 912 or email at [email protected] using the subject line: National CEO enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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