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GROUP EXECUTIVE - MISSION ENTERPRISES - The Salvation Army
Ref: PM2002422

      

Location Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Newly created leadership role
  • Drive strategy and innovation
  • National responsibility for mission-based commercial operations

 

Over the past year The Salvation Army (TSA) has been working towards joining the two Australian territories into one unified movement that will be one of the country’s largest NFP organisations. With an aligned vision, united voice, stronger partnerships and better stewardship, TSA will be able to make an even greater impact on the many people who depend upon its services.

 

The Group Executive – Mission Enterprises reports to the National Chief Secretary and will provide strategic leadership across the mission enterprise portfolio throughout Australia that includes

  • Aged Care Plus
  • Employment Plus
  • Salvos Stores
  • Salvos Legal
  • Salvos Funerals
  • TSA’s Housing enterprises

 

As part of TSA’s National leadership team, the initial focus of your role will be on transitioning each enterprise to a National model, and identifying and delivering synergies across the enterprise portfolio. The role will also be responsible for working with the Mission Enterprise leadership team to ensure the portfolio is innovative, commercially focused and competitive in the sector in which each enterprise operates, whilst maintaining a mission focus in all operational and strategic decisions.

 

This key role requires a proven CEO/GM/Senior Executive with experience in national service organisations overseeing diverse operations and stakeholders, who can question the status quo and generate new options and ideas. You will be a strategic thinker with a ‘big picture’ focus, and capable of managing barriers to change in a values-driven organisation. The position is based in Melbourne and will require interstate travel.

                                      

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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.

 

BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.

 

Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.