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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Advertiser: ADACASMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
1 Oct 2020
Work Type
Full Time
CEO & General Management, CEO


ADACAS was established in 1991. Our Mission is to assert, promote and protect the rights and responsibilities of people with disability, people who are older, people experiencing mental ill health and people who are caregivers.

ADACAS is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organisation as it continues to grow and evolve.  The CEO is required to implement policies, practices and behaviours to support the growth and diversification of ADACAS, achieve agreed strategic goals, and deliver effective and efficient management of financial, human and information resources in accordance with legislative and funding requirements.

About the role

As CEO you will bring strong, practical leadership skills, excellent strategic analysis and policy skills and demonstrate a clear focus on delivering mission-based services that achieve human rights for our clients. You will be an experienced CEO (or equivalent), with a track record of leading and managing organisational growth and evolution.  You will have advanced, negotiation and influencing skills, be a confident spokesperson and skilled at building networks and stakeholder relations.

You will have great people management skills that contribute to client outcomes through your support and leadership of the ADACAS teams.  You will demonstrate a collaborative approach to building ADACAS strategic direction and then delivering on it, meeting your own KPIs and supporting the teams to meet theirs.

You will be able to demonstrate a strong foundational understanding of human rights and the impact of marginalisation on people with disability and older people. You will be able to demonstrate how your understanding of human rights translates into the work that you do and your leadership of the work of others.  Past experience working in a rights-based framework or with ADACAS’ client groups will be well regarded.

How to Apply

Documentation pertaining to the role can be downloaded from If, after reviewing the documentation, you would like to discuss your application before the closing date please email or ring 02 62425060 to arrange for someone to call you back. 

Applications may be provided by email to or you may send your application by post to ADACAS, PO Box 3167, Weston Creek ACT 2611. Applications must be received by MIDDAY Tuesday 20 October 2020.

To be considered for the role, you must use the selection criteria and job description as a guide to preparing your application, which should outline your skills and expertise and why they make you the best person to lead ADACAS. You should also provide your resume and contact details for two referees. ADACAS will negotiate a salary package with the preferred applicant.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a chief executive officer?

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