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Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

T 61 3 9629 6999

F 61 3 9629 5999

 

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE - FightMND
Ref: PM2002430

      

Location Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:
APPLICATIONS CLOSED
  • Newly created leadership role
  • High profile health charity
  • Help rid the world of MND

 

FightMND has been created for a very specific purpose - to lead the fight against MND and give hope to all those living with Motor Neurone Disease. It is Australia’s leading independent Foundation focused on funding large scale collaborative research, clinical trials and improved care.

 

Reporting to a well-connected Board that expects results, the organisation has gained enormous profile through audacious events such as The Big Freeze, strongly championed by Neale Daniher. You will lead the Foundation’s operations and fundraising activities on a daily basis, maintaining key relationships and building a strong staffing unit capable of delivering on all strategic areas. You will prudently manage financial resources, work effectively with research partners and ensure compliance with all relevant NFP legislation.

 

For this unique challenge you must be a confident and strategic leader with a proven track record in business and financial management and appropriate tertiary qualifications. You should have experience working in a dynamic, fast-moving environment and be able to set priorities while maintaining clarity of purpose. Experience in managing major events or national campaign-related teams will be highly regarded.

 

                                      

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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.