Down Syndrome WA's logo
More from this Employer
Down Syndrome WA's logo

Executive Officer

Down Syndrome WA
  • Leadership opportunity
  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Not for Profit Sector 
  • Opportunity for Full or Part Time for the Right Candidate

The Board of Down Syndrome WA is seeking applications from strategically minded, performance-driven, innovative leaders with strong financial acumen to take Down Syndrome WA to the next level of service delivery in the NDIS space.

About Down Syndrome WA:

Down Syndrome WA, is a growing not-for-profit disability organisation that provides support and information to people with Down syndrome, their families, and to those in the community who support them. The association works to empower people with Down syndrome and their families to achieve their goals. We work to represent our members needs to the community, promote positive attitudes about Down syndrome and create opportunities for full inclusion and participation. The association is dedicated to supporting and advocating for its members to live a life of their choice by delivering quality supports.

Under a Federated Model we have a strong relationship with Down Syndrome Australia and with the other state and territory Down syndrome associations.

The organisation is registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and Department of Communities (Western Australia) and is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).

About the Role:

The Board is seeking a values-driven, visionary and innovative leader, who can build upon the strong progress made by the association to date, as well as inspire and assist the team to deliver on strategies that will continue to achieve our vision and build sustainable growth.

There is scope to negotiate between a 0.6 FTE and full-time position, based in our office in Cannington, Western Australia. The successful candidate will lead and empower a team of employees who are committed and passionate about their role and serving the association’s membership. This is a unique opportunity to lead Down Syndrome WA through its next cycle of growth and success to ensure that quality services, information and support are available to members at each life stage.

About You:

  • You are an entrepreneurial, values driven, visionary leader who brings strong business and financial acumen to your role.
  • You are a strategic networker with highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. This enables you to forge collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups, including; government, not for profit organisations, philanthropists and businesses to generate awareness, income and exposure.
  • Your background includes extensive experience managing a diverse portfolio of services, programs or projects within a strong best practice and continuous quality improvement framework.
  • You demonstrate empowering and inclusive leadership that enable a values-driven, motivated and high-performance work culture in a small team environment.
  • You have experience managing finance, risk, governance, and compliance in the not-for-profit sector.
  • You are able to market and promote the association through partnerships, fundraising, grants and tenders.
  • You have a working knowledge and track history of NDIS Service delivery and service delivery models.
  • You have lived or professional experience of disability.

You will also need to provide:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • A current Working with Children Card
  • A current WA C Class Driver’s Licence
  • Full working rights to work in Australia.


In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package including not-for-profit salary packaging, 4 weeks annual leave, extra paid break between Christmas and New Year and the ability to purchase additional leave.

For a confidential discussion or further information contact Kathryn Salt on 0411 302 636 or by email at kathryn@downsyndromewa.org.au using the subject line: Executive Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

All enquiries and applications will be treated in confidence.

Down Syndrome WA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and firmly believe varied viewpoints and experiences strengthen our organisation. We encourage people with disability or lived experience to apply.

No agencies, please.

How to apply

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.

Email me more jobs like this.