Melanoma Patients Australia Melanoma Patients Australia CEO Part Time in Brisbane QLD

Melanoma Patients Australia

Branch Brisbane QLD AU

Melanoma Patients Australia CEO
Brisbane QLD

The nature of the position will require some weekend work and domestic and international travel from time to- time to attend scheduled events….

Melanoma Patients Australia Chief Executive Officer

Reports to: The Board

About You :

You are a leader. You are a self-starter and a team player. You understand that change is a constant in today’s not for profit and commercial sectors and are agile and adept. You drive positive change through effective management and are empathetic to patients’ needs. You are determined to drive growth – in service delivery, in membership numbers, in advocacy and in fundraising.

You are a dynamic force who is capable of both setting and executing strategy to build a strong community and organisation to benefit all melanoma patients in Australia and excel at inspiring and bringing volunteers to the cause.

Chief Executive Officer Role

As Chief Executive Officer:
• You will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of MPA
• You will be accountable for driving and delivering the strategic, operational, and fund raising priorities as set by the Board.
• You will be a dynamic and inspirational leader, with the ability to engage and develop lasting, positive relationship with the stakeholder family.
• Your commercial acumen will be matched by your skill in identifying and then capitalising on opportunities, finding innovative solutions and thinking “outside the square”.
• You will need to demonstrate skills relevant to managing and growing like-sized business or charities.
• You will have the skill to navigate through complex issues prioritising, managing and delivering outcomes that fulfil the strategic, operational, and fundraising priorities for MPA.

Prior experience in the non-for-profit sector, including cancer related charities, will be highly regarded, however is not considered essential.

Staffing structure

The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board, through the Chairman. MPA has lean paid staff structure of approximately ~4 part time employees (Business Manager, Patient Support Manager, Business Development/Fundraising Manager and Communications Manager). Volunteers fulfil additional management roles and volunteer patient facilitators oversee ~12 support groups throughout Australia and represent MPA in various forums.

Location and Hours

MPA is located at the Wesley Hospital, Brisbane. The nature of the position will require some weekend work and domestic and international travel from time to- time to attend scheduled events.

The position will require domestic and international travel from time to time. Currently the role is 3 days FTE – flexible working hours can be negotiated.


An attractive salary package structured to attract high quality candidates will be available, dependent upon skill level and experience.

At the time of applying, candidates are invited to indicate their current salary and salary expectations.

About the Organisation Organisation Name : Melanoma Patients Australia

Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) is the only national, patient driven, non-profit organisation that offers a national network of support and information to patients, their families, carers, and friends, about melanoma prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment. Launched in 2006, MPA has grown in strength and numbers and is now one of the largest melanoma patient advocacy groups in Australia.

MPA advocates on behalf of patients to all levels of government, as well as relevant service organisations, researchers and corporations; and, supports research and clinical trials seeking to offer the best options for melanoma patients. See more about the support services Melanoma Patients Australia offers to patients and carers here MPA Support Services

The MPA Board is committed to ensuring MPA prospers at all levels throughout Australia including professional support services (Forums, face-to-face support groups, 1300 phone, and online communities), information, patient advocacy, patient leadership to industry stakeholders and fund raising.

Apply for this Job
For details concerning this role, please contact

Karen van Gorp

Phone : 0417849818

Email : [email protected]



Applications should be forwarded by email to MPA by Close of Business Friday 28th April 2017.

MPA would prefer a file that contains the following elements:
• 2-page letter of introduction
• Accompanying CV of no more than 4 pages
• Indication of existing salary and salary expectation for a 3-to 5 day part time role
• Contact details for 2 referees (Name, position, nature of relationship, phone, email)
• (Optional) Letter of references

This information should be sent electronically to [email protected] with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows:

CEO Application

> If required, general enquiries should be directed to Karen van Gorp via [email protected]

Timelines – Important information for candidates

The successful candidate would be expected to commence duties as soon as possible following appointment, mindful of notice periods required.

We encourage early submission of applications and we anticipate closing applications on 28th April 2017.

The preliminary candidate group will be chosen in the first week of May with 1st round selection interviews to be held in the week of Monday 8th May 2017.

Please quote in application: Melanoma Patients Australia CEO via Pro Bono Australia.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-17
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