Chief Executive Officer

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Location : The Rocks, Sydney
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Salary and perks : By negotiation
Posted on : November 6, 2017
Expires on : December 4, 2017
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Located in The Rocks in Sydney, Accessible Arts is the peak Arts + Disability organisation in NSW. We provide professional services and assistance to organisations and individuals in the arts and disability sectors. We provide consultancy services and training to organisations, and implement a range of programs for artists with disability with a view to supporting and enabling people with disability to develop and maximise their creative potential.

Accessible Arts is entering a period of change and development as the NDIS is rolled out across Australia. We are seeking an energetic CEO with diverse experience to work closely with the Board to lead our organisation into an exciting future. The successful candidate will have high level strategy, leadership and change-management skills, and strong networks in the arts and/or disability sectors.

Refer to the Position Description and Selection Criteria for full details of the requirements of the role and for details on how to apply, listed below and also available at

Terms of engagement:                   3-year fixed term contract with possibility of renewal

Salary:                                            Commensurate with skills and experience

Closing date:                                  5pm, Tuesday 21 November 2017

Start date:                                      By negotiation

Please provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a separate document responding to all of the selection criteria to Sharman Pretty (Chairperson), [email protected]  and direct queries about the position to the same address.

Persons with lived experience of disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties/ Activities

  • Be responsible for all aspects of the business and administration of the Company. Provide timely and accurate reports to the Board, prepare documentation and attend Board, sub-committee and members meetings in the capacity of CEO and as minute-taker. Ensure the Board is kept fully informed on all aspects of the Company including risk and financial management.
  • Be proactive in leading the development, implementation and review of the Company’s Strategic Plan, including driving a change management process that responds to changes in core funding and the Company’s operating model.
  • In association with key staff, ensure that the Company meets strategic and operational objectives and financial targets in annual budgets and plans approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and oversee the delivery of programs, activities and services that contribute to the ongoing growth of the Company’s financial resources and lead to ongoing sustainability.
  • Identify and capitalise on new opportunities to generate revenue, including applying for and acquitting grant and foundation funding and undertaking business development activities to grow the training and consulting arm of the Company.
  • Develop and sustain strategic partnerships and relationships with relevant government, private and not-for-profit organisations and agencies, artists, and other key influencers to enhance and further the strategic direction of the Company.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the Company adheres to sound financial practices and policies, and is compliant with all relevant legislation.
  • Oversee all HR functions, including recruitment and supervision of staff, performance management, professional development, compliance with Company policies and practices and foster an organisational culture that attracts, rewards and retains high-calibre staff.
  • Represent the Company as the spokesperson at public forums, functions, events and meetings, and in the development and maintenance of relationships with funding bodies, corporate donors, philanthropists and sponsors.
  • Other associated duties as required.







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