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Chief Executive Officer

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Organisation : The Butterfly Foundation - via NGO recruitment

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Advocate change for the one million Australians living with an eating disorder
  • Provide innovative, visionary leadership to a passionate, highly committed team
  • Complex stakeholder engagement including government, community and health sector

The Organisation

As a leading national voice The Butterfly Foundation represents people living with eating disorders and negative body image and their family and friends. Left unaddressed, the medical, psychological, physical and social consequences can be long term and for many life threatening.

Butterfly advocates for improved services from both government and independent sources whilst raising public awareness in the media and via community debate.  The Foundation also operates the National Eating Disorders Support Helpline, a range of programs for service providers and recovery groups and prevention programs via schools and workplaces.

The Foundation has recently committed to the development of Australia’s first residential treatment facility for eating disorders with its joint venture partner endEDThe eating disorder sector has also welcomed major Medicare reform to improve access and affordability.

The Role
Following the appointment of the current CEO of the Butterfly Foundation to the role of CEO for the National Mental Health Commission, the Foundation is undertaking a search to appoint a new CEO to lead the organisation into the next phase of its development.
The new CEO will provide visionary leadership via the implementation, delivery and development of the newly adopted organisational strategy with priorities including the delivery of Australia’s first residential service for eating disorders and a diversified fundraising strategy, while continuing to progress the current breadth of programs and services.
In addition to day to day leadership and all aspects of management of the organisation, your key areas of focus will include:

  • Representation of the foundation and the needs of those living with eating disorders
  • Influencing health policy for the purposes of policy, funding, systemic reform and awareness raising
  • Public advocacy and engagement with media to advance evidence based public discourse
  • Oversight of the national support line, community based recovery and clinical treatment services
  • Engagement with a variety of stakeholders for fundraising and to gain in-kind support

Skills Required
You have developed your executive career in a health or clinical setting, tertiary environment, community sector or like-minded corporate or government department. You have an interest in or a connection to the work of The Butterfly Foundation with a commitment to representing all people affected by eating disorders and negative body image.
You’re politically astute with innate advocacy and stakeholder engagement skills and ideally a background in relationship development with proven success securing significant philanthropic or corporate support.
Additionally you can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Management and delivery on a range of complex projects and ideally treatment and support services
  • Developing and implementing a high performance environment
  • Responsibility for organisation finances with a focus on sustainable financial stability
  • Oversight of all regulatory and governance requirements
  • Risk management covering operations and reputation

If you’re an innovative and values based leader with the drive to ensure The Butterfly Foundation achieves its strategic direction, please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required in MS Word format.  Alternatively, please call Richard Green or Annie Barker on +61 2 8243 0570 to discuss.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Butterfly Foundation - via NGO recruitment

How to apply for this role

Please quote in application: Chief Executive Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

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