NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Chief Executive Officer

Organisation Name Variety
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2023-05-16
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1076265
  • Improve outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged children
  • Drive strategic vision and diversify and develop the fundraising program
  • Would suit candidates from a fundraising or marketing environment


The Organisation

Variety NSW is the household name children’s charity that empowers children living in Australia who are sick, experiencing disadvantaged or have a disability to live, laugh and learn.

When government assistance isn’t available Variety provide families support through grants for mobility equipment and wheelchairs, community devices and education aids, scholarships in sports and the arts, and therapy services.

For almost 50 years Variety’s vision has been to create a future where every child, regardless of circumstance or ability, can be supported, included and equal. Each year, thousands of children who are sick, experiencing disadvantage or living with a disability, get support from Variety – the Children’s Charity, when they need it most.

The Role

Working as part of Varieties federated model, the CEO of NSW will deliver inspired leadership across the organisation to diversify and develop gross revenue and funds, whilst increasing cause and brand awareness and market penetration.

With the board of directors, you will assist in defining and implementing the strategy and business plans, whilst ensuring the organisations structure and processes meet strategic and cultural needs. You will be the public face of Variety NSW and will  work closely with the community, media, and donors.

Reporting to the board, your focus areas will be:-
  • Leading the business development, events, and fundraising teams to create growth and diversification and establishing a clear donor value proposition.
  • Ensuring effective management of risk, compliance, and governance to meet all legal obligations.
  • Developing the company culture.
  • Nurturing, developing and motivating employees, volunteers, and stakeholders towards common goals.

Skills Required

You are an experienced, entrepreneurial CEO, ideally with experience in the not-for-profit sector. You have a proven ability to evaluate and deliver income and marketing plans to increase the gross income of an organisation. 

You are a charismatic leader, with a sense of vision and ideally possess a strong understanding of the various methods of fundraising or are able to demonstrate success in generating organisational income in some way as part of your career success. With your strong communication skills, you have the ability to influence a large stakeholder and volunteer base. You will also have :
  • Experience with corporate governance
  • Media and presentation skills
  • Negotiation and lobbying skills
  • Knowledge of general finance and budgeting
All candidates will need a Current Working with Children Check,  Police Check and a NSW Driver’s License

If driving impact to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families is your next career and personal challenge, please phone Hayley Martin on 02 8243 0570 or submit your cover letter, responding to the skills required above and CV quoting #1076265

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.