Deputy CEO

Location:                                          Canberra

Employment Status:                 Permanent – full time


ADACAS (ACT Disability Aged and Carer Advocacy Service) is a Not for Profit organisation providing leading individual advocacy for people with disability, people with mental ill-health, older people and informal carers. Our head office is in Canberra and we have 35 staff. Our disability services support people living across regional NSW; the Capital Region, Murrumbidgee, Southern NSW and Illawarra-Shoalhaven Local Health Districts. We are a member of OPAN (Older Persons Advocacy Network) via which we deliver our individual advocacy and provide education on aged care rights to older people in Canberra. We amplify the voice of our clients through our systemic advocacy work and promote supported decision making as a program and through the way we work with clients. We support people to access the Redress Scheme.

We are passionate about asserting, promoting, and protecting human rights and supporting people to have their voices heard and their rights upheld. Our vision is a world in which everyone can exercise their rights and responsibilities, lead lives of value and dignity and pursue their dreams.

We also deliver project activities consistent with our vision and purpose.

About the Role

Are you someone who is passionate about the wellbeing of the team and understand that organisational culture is paramount to a great organisation and the best outcomes for clients? Do you demonstrate the leadership capability that can empower and support staff to deliver the best outcomes for clients? Are you passionate about data integrity and understand the importance of data to make informed decisions and are keen to support the team to utilise data to build efficiencies and continuous improvement. Are you creative and pragmatic?

Are you excited to wake up every morning to know the organisation that you are working for is supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Canberra and across New South Wales? Are you energised to want to support the staff so they can ensure clients voices are being heard and their rights are upheld? Are you creative and capable of designing a HR strategy that will ensure we have the workforce for today whilst focused on the workforce we need for the future?

Do you love strategy and are agile in your thinking and approach to deliver on outcomes and impact? Do you understand the concept of thinking fast and thinking slow?

Are you committed to being part of our reconciliation journey and ensuring our workplace is culturally safe and supports all diversity?

If you answer yes to the questions above or can demonstrate how your skills and attribute are transferrable so that your leadership capability will support the team at ADACAS then we would like to hear from you.

This position will work closely with the CEO and empower the management team to achieve the growth and strategic objectives of ADACAS.

Interested candidates need to provide a cover letter and their CV. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and closing date is Friday 15th September.

For a copy of the Position Description please email ADACAS.

What’s on Offer

  • A rewarding opportunity that can make a difference within your local community.
  • Ongoing training and learning opportunities.
  • Generous Salary Packaging Benefits including everyday living expenses of $15,900 tax free and Meal/Entertainment card – $2,650 tax free.

ADACAS also recognises the importance of diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

To apply

Submit your resume and cover letter via email.  Applications close on Friday 15th September. ADACAS reserves the right to close this role early if a suitable candidate is found. Please monitor your email regarding communication on progress of your application.


For further information, please contact Wendy Prowse, CEO on 6242 5060.

ADACAS is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. ADACAS makes an effort to ensure disability access and facilities are fitted in our buildings where possible. Our head office in Weston is wheelchair accessible.