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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : WayAhead

Location : Sydney (Pyrmont)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, CEO & Senior Management, Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 120-130,000 +car+super+salary packaging

Application closing date : 1 Aug, 2021

About the role

Wayahead are now looking for their next Chief Executive Officer who will bring commercial acumen, strong strategic partnerships and industry knowledge, and use these skills to ensure the organisation continues to impact and deliver on its purpose.  A key aspect of that will be diversifying funding (currently through Ministry of Health) and providing services in remote and regional areas in NSW.

You will be innovative and fearless in your approach and passionate about the cause either through lived or professional experience.

You must be a strategic networker who can influence and negotiate at the highest level with local, state and federal government officials, other CEO’s and the wider philanthropic community to generate awareness, income and exposure.

As the CEO, responsibilities also include:

  • Inspiration leadership, culture, and HR/IR compliance
  • Governance – board papers, strategic planning and performance, minutes, statutory and regulatory reporting (ASIC, ACNC, ATO), AGM, annual report
  • Program and service quality management and systems
  • Financial management, risk and compliance
  • Building the profile and reputation of the service – branding, marketing and promotion
  • Partnerships, fundraising, grants and tenders

This is a unique opportunity to lead the organisation through its next cycle of growth and success.

The Benefits

  • Make a significant impact on the future of the organisation
  • Lead a passionate, highly committed team
  • Competitive remuneration package including car and salary packaging benefits

Skill and experience

To be successful in this CEO position, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Experience leading a community managed organisation (CMO), government, corporate or philanthropy
  • Track record of managing government contracts and capacity to manage all reporting and legal requirements of CMOs
  • A strategic thinker with a commercial mindset that can recognise opportunities
  • The ability to develop strong relationships across government, corporate and community
  • An understanding of the NFP sector including mental health and community managed organisations
  • A track record in delivering funding initiatives through private and government funders
  • A strategic mindset, with experience developing and delivering a growth strategy and plan

About the organisation

Organisation Name : WayAhead

About the organisation

With the support of the board, staff, members, volunteers and students, Wayahead strives for a community that embraces and maintains the best possible mental health and wellbeing for all people. Wayahead works towards a society free from prejudice and discrimination against people living with mental illness.
Wayahead is a non-government, community-based organisation and registered charity with QIC accreditation. QIC accreditation certifies that WayAhead has met the relevant standards and is participating in the QIC Program to build continuous quality improvement within the organisation.
The CEO is supported by a team of 21 employees and 2 direct reports who are committed and passionate about their role and contribution to the community.
Please refer to the website for the current range of programs offered.

How to apply

Position Description : CEO Position Description

Applications must be submitted online via the Bloom HR website using the link above.  Please include a cover letter and a full resume. 

Please contact Natalie Carrington for more information on 0439 626 393 or email 

Applications close on 1 August 2021.  


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


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