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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : Mental Health Australia

Location : Canberra

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Nov, 2019

About the role

Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer provides strategic leadership to promote and meet Mental Health Australia’s aims and objectives and to represent the interests of our members. It is a highly influential role which works closely with stakeholders to advocate for and grow the long-term investment in mental health funding. Engaging with members, consumers and carers and other stakeholders, you will lead the work to advocate for a better mental health system, through improved systems design and interface. As the public face of Mental Health Australia, you will represent and promote these objectives nationally and internationally. Developing exceptional stakeholder relationships, you will ensure that people with lived experience are represented in mental health policy reform and innovative approaches are developed to shape the future of our mental health care system.

With exceptional strategic and leadership skills, and a demonstrated commitment to improving the mental health of all Australians, you will be experienced at operating at a very senior level with government, people with a lived experience and other stakeholders.  With the ability to provide political and policy advice, you will demonstrate intellect, creativity and judgement in a complex environment.  Prior experience of reporting to a Board will be beneficial and it is essential that you have an excellent track record of business and people management. Commercial nous and the ability to enhance the long-term sustainability of an organisation is essential.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Mental Health Australia

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and is committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians. It was established in 1997 as the first independent peak body in Australia to represent the full spectrum of mental health stakeholders and advocate for policy reform. Mental Health Australia members include national organisations representing consumers, carers, special needs groups, clinical service providers, public and private mental health service providers, researchers and state/territory community mental health peak bodies.

How to apply for this role

For further information and to make an application please contact Julia Soutter, Partner at Fish & Nankivell on 03 9654 7622 or email julia@fnow.com.au.  It is recommended that you read the full position description before submitting an application and a conversation with Julia is actively encouraged.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 25 November 2019.


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


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