Schools Industry Partnership (SIP) is a not-for profit and registered charity based in Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury regions, working to support young people through education and towards employment. We believe every young person has a gift or talent inside them and we want to empower them to shine and reach their full potential. Our focus is on creating sustainable futures for young people and enabling passionate and experienced people from all different industries to contribute to the beginning of career stories all over Australia.  We bring purpose and meaning to education by targeting partnerships between employers, schools and the community.About the position:We are seeking an exceptional, highly motivated individual to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Reporting to the volunteer Board, the CEO's role is comprehensive, encompassing strategic leadership, governance, and operational excellence. It includes collaborating with the Board to develop and execute the organisation's Mission, Vision, and Strategic Plan, effectively managing risks, and engaging with external stakeholders, such as state and federal government departments, strategic partners, local employers and peak bodies. Developing and nurturing positive relationships and alliances is critical to success.Additional responsibilities will include:Providing strategic, financial and organisational leadership for a team of around 50 employees across 3 key programs of workLeading the development and submission of compelling responses to government tendersEnsuring all service contract requirements and obligations are met or exceeded, and that SIP is well-positioned to maintain/win contracts and tendersWorking with the Board to fulfil SIP’s regulatory, governance and legal obligationsRepresenting and advocating on behalf of SIP at local, regional and national levelsLeading and motivating a high-performing team, fostering a culture of creativity and collaborationContinuously evolving and expanding our programs and initiatives, ensuring they remain relevant and effective in a changing landscape. About you:Our successful candidate will embody a unique blend of visionary leadership and pragmatic acumen. You are a strategic thinker with a proven ability to develop and execute strategic plans that drive growth and innovation. You are a partnership builder with a track record of developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders in education, business, and government.Inspirational leadership is paramount, as you will lead a diverse team in driving innovation and program development. Strong advocacy and communication skills are essential, enabling you to represent the organisation effectively at all levels. With a results-driven mindset and the ability to effectively manage detailed government contracts and tender responses, you will navigate both the youth employment and educational landscape and the complexities of public-private partnerships with finesse.You will also possess:Sound financial management skills, and strong commercial acumenRelevant tertiary qualifications (preferable) and experience in a senior leadership role, ideally within the not-for-profit sector reporting to a voluntary BoardHigh levels of emotional intelligence, self-awareness and resilienceExcellent oral and written communication skills that translate seamlessly from your role managing internal relationships to effectively meeting advocacy, public and media relations responsibilities.An understanding of the national Vocational Education and Training sector and related programs would be highly regarded.What’s In It For You?In addition to the satisfaction of knowing that you’ll be contributing to a local organisation making a real difference to the lives of young people, you’ll:Work with the volunteer Board and the SIP team to envision and achieve a future that allows SIP to have an even greater impactReceive a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your skills and experience.Occasional travel (intra and interstate) and regular work outside of standard office hours is a requirement of the role.Interested? To obtain a copy of the position description for the role, please email Margot Gallagher of HR Success on . Please note that preferred candidates will be required to undertake Police, Working with Children and potentially other pre-employment checks.This recruitment process is being managed by HR Success on behalf of Schools Industry Partnership. No agencies please.   150000 AUD Penrith 2750