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Centacare Catholic Family Services

With more than 600 paid staff operating across 35 sites and a turnover of approximately $50m, Centacare is widely regarded as a leading not-for-profit and is recognised for improving lives.  It is a quality accredited organisation, providing high calibre human services to over 30,000 South Australians each year and enables the opportunity for individuals to reach their full potential regardless of their circumstances.

Following over 30 years of service, the incumbent Director has announced his pending retirement from the organisation in January 2021.  Reporting directly to the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, this is a pivotal SA leadership role with key responsibilities including:

  • crystallising and implementing the overall vision, strategic direction, structure and systems of the organisation to respond to the challenges and opportunities in a rapidly expanding and changing domain;
  • effectively overseeing the operations of the organisation to ensure the most effective utilisation of resources and best delivery of services;
  • leading, mentoring, developing and motivating the committed and passionate staff;
  • maintaining and enhancing relationships with a range of key stakeholders including church and government entities, peak bodies, corporate partners and community groups.

This position will suit an accomplished and commercially astute general management professional with experience guiding a comparably complex service entity.  Most important will be the strategic thinking, leadership, financial, communication and negotiation skills necessary to perform successfully in the role.  In addition to an affinity with Christian values, warmth, empathy, authenticity and a desire to serve and position the organisation for continued success is essential.

This is a rare and career defining opportunity and will offer an appropriate remuneration package to secure an executive keen to lead a significant organisation making a substantial contribution to the SA community.

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Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora and Andrew Reed.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8849.

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