Chief Executive Officer

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Tamworth
Reference: 541226A
Contact Name: Ali Kimmorley
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 17, 2022 11:00

Job Description

  • Leadership of large, community organisation

  • Enjoy the lifestyle of Tamworth

  • Collaborative leadership approach

About the organisation and lifestyle
Located in the thriving NSW regional city of Tamworth, the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Challenge Community Services (Challenge) will lead the organisation encompassing close to 1000 employees across 100+ locations in NSW and Queensland.  Challenge provides disability services, foster care, allied health services and supported employment and their mission is to create a world where everyone belongs, everyone grows, and everyone makes a contribution!
This opportunity can provide an experienced CEO living in the Tamworth region leadership of an organisation recognised locally as a home-grown success story.  Equally, it is a wonderful opportunity for a leader to relocate to Tamworth and enjoy the lifestyle Tamworth has to offer.  Named the “perfect country town” by Australian Traveller magazine, living in Tamworth offers  the best of both worlds – the ease of a country lifestyle and the convenience of city facilities.    Learn more about the fantastic attributes of Tamworth by visiting
About the role of CEO  
The CEO is responsible for collaborating with the Board of Directors to set and execute strategic direction which ensures organisational growth, effectiveness and sustainability. As the CEO of Challenge, you will provide a collaborative leadership approach for the diverse, multi-skilled team of highly committed individuals and continue to enhance the organisation through the individuals that genuinely make a difference to the lives of their clients every day. 
About you!
You will have significant experience in managing the competing needs of multiple stakeholders ranging from government agencies, service delivery professionals, community and team members of an organsiation with 500+ employees.
The successful CEO candidate will be able to demonstrate the following experience and attributes:

  • Prior executive management leadership of an organisation with 500+ employees;

  • Strategic planning and operational business plans expertise for an organisation with diverse services and geographical locations;

  • Well developed, successful stakeholder relationships ideally with officials at various levels of government;

  • Leadership of annual budget preparation across the organisation and established measures for regular review of business performance;

  • Beyond reproach ethical, transparent standards in a highly regulated organisation with complex accreditation and reporting requirements;

  • A community-centric, national perspective of an organisation delivering quality services to community;

  • High-order communication skills (written, verbal, and influencing); and

  • Minimum of undergraduate University qualifications.

Leadership of a medium to large organisation delivering disability and/or foster care services is desirable, however first and foremost we are seeking a CEO who is a naturally collaborative leader, across diverse stakeholder groups, and inspires the team through their authentic, humble approach.  
National Police Check, Working With Children Check, NDIS Worker Check and Covid Vaccination are requirements of the position. 
How to apply 
To register your interest please click "APPLY" and attach your resume and covering letter highlighting relevant experience and motivation for applying for this role. You can access the position description by clicking here.
Confidential enquiries can be made to Ali Kimmorley of peoplefusion on 02 4927 2006 or email  Applications close 11 July 2022.

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