Job Title: CEO
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Tamworth, New South Wales
Reference: BBBH19776_1588918156
Contact Name: Ali Kimmorley
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 08, 2020 16:09

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer

Located in the thriving NSW regional city of Tamworth, the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Challenge Community Services (Challenge) is offered for the first time in 27 years. With now over 950 employees across 100+ locations in NSW and Queensland, Challenge provides disability services, foster care, therapeutic services and supported employment. Challenge aim to create a world where everyone belongs and everyone grows!

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 fantastic opportunity for a leader to relocate to Tamworth. Named the "perfect country town" by Australian Traveller magazine, Tamworth is the best of both worlds - where the ease of a country lifestyle and the convenience of city facilities are yours. Learn more about the fantastic attributes of Tamworth by visiting

The CEO is responsible for collaborating with the Board of Directors to set and execute strategic direction which ensures organisational growth, effectiveness, collaboration and sustainability. As the CEO of Challenge, you will provide leadership and direction 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.

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 criteria of:

  • Prior executive management leadership of a community services organisation with 500+ employees;
  • Creating strategic and operational business plans for an organisation of diverse services and geographical locations;
  • Substantial knowledge of the intricacies of disability and/or foster care services including legislative standards, funding protocols and compliance;
  • Well developed, successful stakeholder relationships with officials at various levels of government relevant to supporting vulnerable people in our community;
  • Leading 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 a community organisation delivering quality services;
  • High-order communication skills (written, verbal, and influencing);
  • Tertiary qualifications in business, community, social or a related discipline.

To register your interest please click "APPLY" and attach your resume and a covering letter addressing the above criteria and motivation for applying for this role. Request for position description and confidential enquiries can be made to Ali Kimmorley of peoplefusion on 02 4927 2006 or email Applications close 1st June 2020.

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