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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

WACOSS Executive ($105,005pa plus superannuation) – Full Time.

The WA Council of Social Service (WACOSS) is a peak body for the not-for-profit community sector in Western Australia. WACOSS provides independent and informed policy advice, and plays a key coordination and leadership role for the sector. We work on behalf of disadvantaged people and communities towards achieving social justice in WA.

WACOSS is a small but dynamic organisation whose impact and output far exceeds its size.  We are proud to have nearly 300 members, both organisations and individuals, and together are committed to doing all we can to achieve our vision of an inclusive, just and equitable society for all Western Australians.

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer, is a newly created role at WACOSS. The position will oversee the organisation’s social policy, special projects and business development work. The position also involves deputising for the CEO when necessary and providing inspiring leadership to whole of the WACOSS team.

This role will develop and maintain effective relationships at a senior level with Ministers, MPs, ministerial advisors, government agencies, the sector and other stakeholders. In addition, the role will lead, manage and develop staff to deliver consistent, high quality and effective advocacy strategies, campaigns and communication products.

To be successful you will need experience working in a not for profit sector organization, peak body or other comparable organization at a senior management or director level. You will also need to demonstrate experience in social policy and community sector development. The role also requires the applicant to have substantial demonstrated success in identifying and initiating income generation opportunities to grow an organisation.

View the full position description here –  Position Description – Deputy CEO

Please submit a concise CV together with a covering letter (maximum of two pages) outlining the key skills and experience which are broadly relevant to the selection criteria. Covering letter and CV should be sent to steve@wacoss.org.au

The closing date for applications is 9.00am Wednesday, 21st June 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during the week commencing 26th June 2017.

Contact: Steve Crotty on (08) 9420 7222 or email steve@wacoss.org.au