Chief Executive Officer

  • Melbourne/Canberra location
  • Australia’s National peak body for eye health and vision care
  • Shape and influence health policy

Vision 2020 Australia is Australia’s national peak body for the eye health and vision care sector. It aims to prevent avoidable vision loss and increase opportunities for people who are blind or have low vision by bringing together experts from almost 50 member organisations across Australia to shape national policy and advocacy efforts.

Reporting to an engaged and active Board, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead a small, committed team to deliver research and policy submissions advocating for strategic, impactful policy and funding change. The CEO will be responsible for engaging with and supporting members and stakeholders to strengthen sectoral connectedness and identify opportunities for presenting evidence-based and unified responses to Australian Government’s stated health priorities. The CEO will also be responsible for the financial growth and performance of Vision 2020 Australia and for supporting the Board and Governance of the organisation with timely and accurate reporting.

To be considered, you will be an energetic, experienced and ethical leader, qualified with a relevant degree and aligned to the values of Vision 2020 Australia. Your experience will have been in a similar role and/or organisation, ideally within the health sector, with a successful track record in being able to shape and influence policy direction and outcomes. Highly strategic and forward-thinking, you’ll be equally as comfortable being hands-on, ensuring that organisational performance is optimal, whilst leading the team from the front with an inclusive and collaborative style. Ideally, you will possess existing networks in relevant Government Departments and Parliamentary Offices, with well-developed communication and influencing skills that will be reflected in your role as the ‘face and voice’ of Vision 2020 Australia.

Download an Information Pack by registering your details below, click on the submit button and wait for a link to appear to download the Pack. Contact Michael Holdway, Searchlight Group for more information on (03) 9600 1137 or 0400 006 513. Closing date for this position is midnight on 6th June 2021. Applications will be processed as they are received, so candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All third party and unsolicited CV’s will be referred to Searchlight Group. 

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