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Chief Executive Officer

Organisation : Children and Young People with Disability Australia

Location : Melbourne (Collingwood)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Disabilities

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 12 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Children and Young People with Disability Australia

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is a not-for-profit organisation and is the national representative organisation for children and young people with disability aged 0 to 25 years.

CYDA’s vision is that children and young people with disability living in Australia are valued and living empowered lives with equality of opportunity.

CYDA’s purpose is to ensure governments, communities, and families, are empowering children and young people with disability to fully exercise their rights and aspirations.

We do this by:

  • Driving inclusion
  • Creating equitable life pathways and opportunities
  • Leading change in community attitudes and aspirations
  • Supporting young people to take control
  • Calling out discrimination, abuse, and neglect.

CYDA’s work is guided by its ‘Strategic Plan 2020-2024’ which outlines its strategic directions.

CYDA’s staff are expected to embody key values including being:

  • Authentic
  • Bold and creative
  • Empowering
  • Inclusive
  • Learning

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate leader to lead a powerful national representative organisation for children and young people with disability in Australia. CYDA plays a significant role in the disability advocacy landscape through effective relationships and collaboration with Ministers, government officials and a range of organisations to advance the rights of children and young people with disability.

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) is a not-for-profit organisation and is the national representative organisation for children and young people with disability aged 0 to 25 years.

CYDA exists to ensure that children and young people with disability living in Australia are valued and living empowered lives with equality of opportunity.

Leading a talented, diverse team, the incoming CEO will consolidate and continue the growth of the organisation, including retaining and attracting funding to ensure its policy, advocacy and capacity building for young people continues. The CEO will be expected to continue to have a powerful national impact and deliver on CYDA’s ambitious Strategic Plan.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the community and/or disability sector including an understanding of experience and issues of relevance to children and young people with disability.
  • Outstanding knowledge of Australian politics, systems and public policy, through demonstrated experience in advocacy and campaigning at all levels of government
  • Experience in developing constructive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent rights-based leadership and organisational, financial and people management skills, with specific strengths in leading and developing people of all abilities.

People with lived experience of disability are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your application to chair@cyda.org.au by COB Friday 12th August 2022. CYDA may choose to interview candidates and make an appointment before the closing date.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter addressed to Matthew Hill, Board Chair
  • a statement addressing the selection criteria
  • your current resume.

Applications provided in other formats due to access needs will be considered, please contact us to discuss.

The successful applicant will be asked to complete a Police Check and have a Working with Children Check.

Further information

To discuss this position in greater detail contact Vikki Southey by email vikki@ourhr.com.au or phone 0404 085 513.

If you have any access requirements or need support to complete your application for this role, please email Kim Collinson, Inclusion Support Officer at kimcollinson@cyda.org.au or call / text 0478 408 067.

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


Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #Disabilities
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