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Chief Executive - Life Unlimited Charitable Trust

Senga Allen

Managing Director

027 210 4212

Date Posted: 2019-09-02

  • Executive Management
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Waikato
  • Permanent / Full Time

Highly sought after chief executive position in the disability, health and social services sector! Amazing opportunity in the Mighty Waikato!

Life Unlimited Charitable Trust was established in 1979 and is now a highly reputable not-for-profit organisation, with its head office based in Hamilton.   Its mission is to enhance individual wellbeing by enabling people to live the life they choose.   With over 100 staff situated throughout New Zealand they are well positioned to create opportunities for people to make and be in control of their own life choices. 
Life Unlimited strives to meet the individual needs of people with disabilities, applying the principles of inclusion and participation for disabled people, and the Treaty of Waitangi. 
More information about this impressive organisation can be found at
Reporting to the Board Chair, the Chief Executive is primarily responsible for developing and executing strategy and empowering the team to achieve their goals.  The key accountabilities for this position include strategic leadership, relationship management, people leadership, organisational planning, financial management, and service delivery.  There is a distinctive focus on this position to ensure the organisation is prepared for future growth, combining a balance of commercial acumen and responsiveness and service delivery in the social services sector.
To be successful in this role the Chief Executive must positively engage with the sector and form meaningful relationships with central government, NGO’s, other health services, and a wide range of other stakeholders.
In over forty years of operation, four distinctive, and highly effective leaders have held the position of Chief Executive at Life Unlimited Charitable Trust. This speaks volumes about the special characteristics required in this critical leadership role.  
Our ideal candidate will be an innovative individual, with vision and agility to take the Trust through its next stages of evolution.  We are looking for candidates who bring their commercial expertise to the role, along with demonstrated experience in a related health and disability or social services environment.  You will be able to show your mastery in developing deep and respectful relationships with key influencers, along with a values-based approach to people leadership. 
An understanding and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, along with an appropriate tertiary qualification (management, or health and disability) is preferable.
Applications close 20 September 2019.

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