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Chief Executive Officer: Support Act - CLOSED

Apply your strong visionary leadership and relationship skills to deliver professional social welfare services to artists and music workers.

  • Strategic and operational leadership
  • Be a figurehead and spokesperson for artists and music workers
  • Nurture and grow strong business and partnership networks

Established in 1997 by the music industry, Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists and music workers. Supported by its founding members APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) AMCOS, (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners' Society), ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) and PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia), Support Act helps Australian artists and music workers facing hardship due to illness, mental health problems, injury or some other crisis to get back on their feet when they have hit a tough patch or just need breathing space. This support can be diverse and extensive ranging from assisting with daily living costs e.g. rent, bill paying to bringing comfort and dignity to people in the final stages of life.

Support Act is looking for a visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to build on the solid foundation that has been put in place by the predecessor and to bring with them their own unique skills to lead, inspire and grow the organisation. You will work closely with the board of directors to develop and implement the organisation’s strategic vision, manage operational plans and the day-to-day running of the organisation.

As CEO, you will be the figurehead and public spokesperson for the organisation and will carefully nurture and build key relationships with the music industry, as well as galvanise new relationships with donors, the corporate sector and other stakeholders. You will build on Support Act’s profile, and proactively and creatively source additional funding opportunities to ensure the organisation’s sustainability and growth for the future.

Working with a passionate and committed board and a small, but highly effective team, you will foster a culture of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusion, equality and diversity and deliver on programs ranging from a new wellbeing service to planning a flagship fundraising event.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader with a deep and genuine commitment to the provision of social welfare services. Critical to your success will be a willingness to flex between strategic and operational initiatives. You will have outstanding communication skills, excellent judgement, good business acumen and emotional intelligence. You will have demonstrated experience in the Not For Profit sector in all aspects of leading a successful organisation, including fundraising and diversification of funding streams, business development, networking and partnerships experience. Your ability to advocate, raise funds and drive capital growth will also be essential for success.

This role is part-time (4 days per week, working from home ), located in Sydney or Melbourne. Travel may be required.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing Support Act and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity. A copy of the position description can be found here.

For more information please call Lindy Kingsford on 0468 625 252 or email


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