CEO DARWIN – Mental health focus

With drive, enthusiasm & strong leadership, take this growing, established and well positioned NFP through to its new chapter in development.

  • Experienced, degreed CEO ideally with understanding of the NDIS
  • Successful record as an astute leader of people and driver of business change and growth
  • Located Darwin. Some local travel. Exceptional rewards

Supported by a diversely-skilled and invested Board, this highly regarded, for-purpose organisation supports people dealing with mental health concerns or mental illness in communities across the Northern Territory’s Top End. The leading provider of services in the region, it offers a span of excellent programs focused on support, recovery and rehabilitation.

Now, over three decades strong, this organisation has evolved through the initial rollout of NDIS in healthy shape with good cash reserves, enthusiastic high performing teams and is in a strong position to adopt the new business model necessary, to take it forward into era new chapter of performance and growth. The organisation needs an exceptional CEO to identify the opportunities that come with this new era and drive the new and different ways of doing business that will see it thrive in an increasingly spirited marketplace through the 2020’s, influencing change and delivering exceptional service to those in most need in the Territory.

This represents an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic and visionary leader whose experience and expertise are vested in growing and future-proofing community service organisations of this type.

And for that new leader, the outlook is extremely up-beat and positive. The company is thriving; Board, managers and staff have accepted NDIS which they collectively see as a springboard to exciting prospects, growth and change.

So, we’re looking for an exceptional, well rounded, CEO – perhaps with an MBA, certainly with a degree in Commerce/Business Administration or similar – who brings a proven record of success in driving similar business ventures to a new, more contemporary and competitive level of growth and development.

In addition to this experience, you will need the skills that enable you to plan a culturally sensitive process to contemporise this business, (ideally) a level of understanding of NDIS and the enthusiasm and communication capabilities to bring internal and external stakeholders along with you. Previous work with indigenous people is a bonus. But so too will be any experience you have of leading teams from cultures other than your own.

It’s undisputable that the ways and the speed with which this organisation is able to respond to the opportunities available will determine how well it continues to thrive into a more competitive future. So, we are looking for a seasoned strategic and operational leader with superb inter-personal skills, commercial acumen, sound financial capabilities, vibrant energy and the ability to identify and capitalize on new streams of sustainable income.

Relationship building is at the core of this role where you are dealing with diverse stakeholders, government and non-government organisations and also those which are owned and/or run by indigenous people.

It’s a situation that offers a career-defining opportunity for an outgoing, competitive and confident visionary, with a compassionate heart, who brings proven success in leading major, multi-level change, preferably across both commercial and community enterprise.

To succeed in this role, it is anticipated that you will be an analytical, resourceful pragmatist who thinks deeply, responds readily and has the magnetism to calmly drive the momentum of change while maintaining excitement, support and a feedback culture across the business.

Want to talk some more about this gratifying role? Please call Nicola Manson or Dylys Bertelsen on 07 3211 0001 or email your cover letter and resume in Word format to quoting reference DBCDMH-Web.

Location: Darwin
Role: Executive

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