Chief Executive Officer

Job title : Chief Executive Officer
Location : Brisbane, QLD
Job reference : 1029296
About the Organisation
The Leukaemia Foundation is a highly regarded national charity whose purpose is to stand with Australians to help cure and conquer every form of blood cancer – with care.  At every level of the organisation, we are committed to our primary goal that zero lives are lost to blood cancer by 2035  and this is embodied in the National Strategic Action Plan from the Blood Cancer Task Force, which has recently been endorsed and funded through our partnership with the Federal Government. Our mission is articulated in our firmly held values of caring deeply, being bold and stepping up and making it count for people living with blood cancer. Operationally, this is achieved by ensuring equity of access to services and support to all people living with blood cancer; funding the key priorities in medical research relating to blood cancer diagnosis and treatment; and empowering people to live well after diagnosis. 

About the Position
Reporting to the Chair of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia, as CEO you will be responsible for leading the organisation to achieve the vision, and strategic objectives.  Specifically, this will involve being accountable to the Board for the day to day management and financial performance across all states & territories and ensuring the long-term success and sustainability of our progressive and dedicated organisation. The CEO will be a powerful advocate for all People Living With Blood Cancer (PLWBC) and be a highly visible and effective link between the Board, Staff, PLWBC, Government Agencies, Ministers, Key Donors, Stakeholder Groups and the National Blood Cancer Taskforce. The CEO will lead a highly motivated Executive team to operationalise the Board approved strategy and champion the national and international blood cancer community.

About the Person
The Board is seeking an agile and highly empathetic senior executive with exceptional strategic thinking capability, sound commercial acumen and either demonstrated experience from within the charity health sector and health system or a strong, cause-related desire to transition into this sector. You will have significant success in managing and reporting on operating budgets and targets and delivering against organisational strategy. Key to this position is superior interpersonal and relationship building skills, political savvy and exceptional media, presentation and public advocacy skills. It’s considered essential that you’re a passionate, values-based leader who has demonstrated the appropriate leadership behaviours for different situations, garners trust and respect from others at all levels, manages effectively up and down, shows flexibility and agility, builds confidence and capability in others and is able to inspire and shape the thinking, emotions, behaviour and performance of others. A tertiary degree in a relevant field and significant experience in a similar role is also required for this position.
  
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Tim Turner tturner@sharpandcarter.com.au quoting Ref: 1029296.