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Sydney or Melbourne are preferable

Lead this important national member organisation to foster excellence in SDA housing across Australia.

  • Lead change and drive outcomes for and with people with disability
  • Strategic stakeholder management and policy reform focus
  • Work proactively with the highly committed Board
  • Lived experience of disability preferable

The organisation

The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Alliance is a not-for-profit organisation that serves as a unifying force, bringing together dedicated best practice providers and investors in the SDA sector. With a vision of creating a mature, diverse, viable, efficient, and sustainable SDA market, the Alliance is resolutely committed to fostering excellence in SDA housing, driving positive outcomes for people with disability eligible for SDA. Their mission is underpinned by positive collaboration with an array of stakeholders, alongside active and constructive engagement with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and other government agencies, to promote participant choice and control, advocate for quality and innovative SDA provision, and contribute to policy development and effective implementation.

The Alliance plays a pivotal role in facilitating the exchange of critical information, research, and experiences among new-build SDA providers, investors, other industry participants and representatives of people with disability.  This collaborative framework fosters a culture of continuous improvement and growth in the sector.

Since its establishment in 2018 with 15 members, the Alliance has carefully grown to 67 members and aims to add 10 more this year who are most closely aligned to the values of the organisation.

The role

The SDA Alliance, supported by a strong Board, is in search of a strategic-minded CEO to shape the organisation’s future, enhance member engagement, and advance best practice SDA market interests. The role involves policy development, advocacy, and collaboration with the NDIA and  disability peak bodies, to represent the best practice SDA market. The CEO will focus on fostering relationships with members and other stakeholders to drive growth and engagement, requiring exceptional communication and relationship management skills.

This role presents a remarkable opportunity for a leader experienced in stakeholder relations, government engagement, policy influence, and SDA or disability matters. Leveraging your well-honed abilities in communication and relationship management, you will be committed to empowering others and engaging a wide range of stakeholders including members, government, industry and media.

Tertiary qualifications in Business or a related field would be highly regarded.  Importantly, you will have a strong ethical and cultural alignment to the SDA Alliance’s purpose and values

To apply

People for Purpose is partnering with SDA Alliance to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the Position Description and review their annual reports and financial statements at

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing SDA Alliance and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

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