Full-Time Chief Executive
• Lead one of NZ’s largest NGO for disabled people and their family / whānau
• Strong stakeholder engagement and profile-raising focus
• National Office based in Wellington Central
CCS Disability Action is the largest pan-disability support and advocacy organisation in New Zealand. Their vision is to see every disabled person included and participating in the life of their community and family. As well as providing advocacy and direct support to over 5,000 disabled people and their families each year, they have a wider role in shaping society’s attitudes towards disabled people.
As Chief Executive, you will provide strategic and operational leadership in a complex operating environment that offers both challenges and opportunities. You will continue to develop a culture of trust and transparency amongst the organisation’s 1,200 staff from National Office, 17 Branches and 10 worksites.
You will continue to raise the profile and capability of CCS Disability Action, so it continues to be a leader in the disability sector and the go-to organisation on disability matters for government and the media.
The disability sector is going through significant change in the way services are funded and delivered. You will need to be a leader who is able to respond and adapt to a changing environment and lead change in an inclusive way as the organisation evolves.
Consideration will be given to applicants based outside of Wellington, however there is the expectation that the Chief Executive will be present in the National Office at least three days per week.
• A successful track record of leadership within the disability / social services / not for profit sector
• A commitment to the Social and Rights-based Models of Disability, Enabling Good Lives Principles and being an ally for disabled people
• Lived experience is highly desirable
• Motivational leadership with a strengths-based approach
• Politically astute with an understanding of government processes
• Strategic, analytical and conceptual thinking capabilities and the ability to translate strategic direction into successful operational initiatives
• Outstanding sector advocacy skills and superb public relations skills
• A connector and collaborator with a track record of success in building and maintaining exceptional stakeholder relationships
• Well-developed business acumen, contract negotiation and management skills
• Consultative and open style with a ‘no surprises’ approach
• Ability to undertake frequent national travel
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