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CEO Position Vacant

ADACAS is Canberra’s leading individual advocacy service and we are seeking a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation. The CEO is responsible for the efficient management of financial, human and information resources in accordance with legislative and funding requirements. The CEO provides support to staff to ensure that they are providing a high quality advocacy service, consistent with policy and principles of advocacy and achieving good outcomes for our clients.

As CEO you will bring strong leadership skills, excellent strategic analysis and policy skills and a clear focus on delivering mission based services that achieve human rights for all. You will have a strong foundational understanding of human rights and the impact of marginalisation on people with disability and older people. You will be able to demonstrate how your human rights understanding translates into the work that you do and your leadership of the work of others. Past experience working in a rights based framework or with ADACAS’ client groups will be well regarded. ADACAS would welcome an application from you if you are a person living with disability or an older person.

To be considered for the role, you must use the selection criteria and job description as a guide to preparing, a maximum of two pages outline your skills and expertise and why they make you the best person to lead ADACAS. Also provide an up to date copy of your resume along with contact details for two referees.

To obtain the role documentation download it using the link below. If after reviewing the documentation, you would like to discuss your application before the closing date please email or ring 02 62425060 to arrange for someone to call you back. Applications may be provided by email to and must be received by COB Friday 29 June 2018.

You can learn more about ADACAS and what we do through our annual reports.

Our constitution provides the basis for who we are and what we do:

ADACAS has policies which explain important things about how we go about our work. If you want to see any of our policies you can contact ADACAS to request a copy. One key policy is our privacy policy which explains how we use and store information about our clients. You can read the privacy policy here.

ADACAS gets funding from governments so that we can provide advocacy free of charge to our clients. With thanks to our funding bodies:

  • Commonwealth government: National Aged Care Advocacy Program;Commonwealth Home Support Program, National Disability Advocacy Program

  • The ACT government: Community Assistance and Support Program; Community Mental Health Program

  • From time to time we also get funding for projects on advocacy or supported decision making. We currently have funding from Disability ACT and the NDIS Sector Development Fund for our SDM Link & Learn Project. We are funded by ACT Government to develop and delivery elder abuse awareness training and resources.

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Adacas provides help and support to people with disabilities, the elderly and their carers.

Advocacy is about helping a person to be heard in the decisions that affect their life. Advocacy aims to increase a person’s control over goods, services and quality of life

Find out where we are or send an enquiry online so one of our staff can contact you directly.