Executive Director - Strategy and Impact

Melbourne, VIC |
  • Drive strategic planning and operational excellence
  • Shape services to meet the needs of young people
  • Engage with a visionary Executive Team and Board

About the Organisation:

headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, is one of the Australian Government’s major investments in the area of youth mental health. headspace comprises the largest national network of youth mental health services in Australia, including: 110 headspace centres, an online and phone counselling service, and a range of other national programs aimed at supporting young Australians to be mentally healthy and engaged in their communities.

headspace National takes a leadership role in the development and delivery of best practice, early intervention youth mental health services across Australia. We support the continued evolution of the headspace platform and the growth of the headspace brand.

About the Role:

This newly shaped role of Executive Director Strategy and Impact (EDSI) is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and will lead a division to comprehensively understand, evaluate and effectively communicate the impact of headspace on individuals, families, communities and broader health systems. As a strategic leader, the EDSI will report to the CEO and lead the development and execution of organisational strategy that enables continuous improvement. With an enterprise wide focus, the role will position headspace as a platform for Government to build accessible and high-quality general health, mental health, alcohol and other drug and vocational services for young people.

Leading a team that monitors and evaluates the performance of headspace’s nationally run services and through deep and effective stakeholder management, the role will enhance the profile and communicate the policy positions of headspace.

Skills and Experience:

To be successful you will have contributed to organisational leadership at an executive level and have had exposure to the continuum of care and service delivery across the human services sector. With strong analytical capability that facilitates and translates national program evaluation, coupled with leadership of organisational strategic planning, you will offer highly collaborative communication and stakeholder engagement skills. Relevant Masters level qualifications in fields such as public health, health economics, or business is preferred and credibility in mental health is highly desired, but not essential.

Apply Online:

Please go to https://fisherleadership.com/opportunities/executi... and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference HSPeds0919, addressing your cover letter, response to key selection criteria and resume to Kate Wheeler of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

Starting date: 
Friday, October 11, 2019
Closing date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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