Chief Operating Officer

Job No: MDS139
Location: Campbelltown

Macarthur Disability Services Ltd has been providing support to people with a disability, people living with mental illness, the frail aged and their carers for over 35 years. We actively promote the rights and aspirations of people with a disability to enrich lives and roles in the community through the provision of choice, opportunity and innovative service design.

MDS is seeking a dynamic individual to support MDS to implement best practice operational management strategies.


Key Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Manage and direct the operational requirements for MDS, consistent with the MDS strategic directions.
  • Provide support and assistance to the CEO on corporate and governance issues where required.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the MDS executive team and Senior Managers


The successful applicant will have:

  • A detailed understanding of sector issues (National Disability Insurance Scheme, Royal Commission / Mental Health reforms, aged care reforms)
  • Exceptional relationship building skills. Somebody who can coach and develop executive general managers and senior managers.
  • An ability to construct and implement operational initiatives
  • Experience working with Members of a Board and CEO.
  • A successful track record of change management and staff engagement initiatives
  • Experience and understanding in contractual, legal, governance and legislative requirements (Risk management, QA, WH&S frameworks, and the requirements of the NDIS Quality Safeguards Commission).
  • Knowledge of financial and people management strategies.
  • Qualifications and extensive experience in Management and/or Disability Services/related discipline.

To discuss your interest and obtain a full information package please call Amanda Mesa on 46 218400.

To submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above please go to


Applications close 9am Monday 17th February 2020

It is essential that all applicants have the right to work in Australia. They must also have a current driver’s licence and access to their own vehicle. Applicants will be subject to a Criminal Record Check and are required to provide a clearance for working with children. MDS is an EEO Employer and a smoke free workplace. 

MDS is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people


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