Chief Executive Officer

Classic Recruitment & Human Resources is recruiting a Chief Executive Officer



About the Organisation


Situated in Toowoomba, Sunrise Way supports stronger and healthier communities through helping individuals living with addiction to rebuild their lives.


With a catchment area right across regional and rural Queensland, Sunrise Way is a 20 bed non-denominational, independent, not for profit rehabilitation service that facilitates an evidence based, abstinent, holistic program. The goal of the program is to enable clients to understand their addiction, manage their mental health, develop skills and strategies to maintain sobriety, and rebuild their lives, allowing them to return to the community with gainful employment and stable housing.


About the Role


Reporting to the Sunrise Way Board, the CEO will lead the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategy, manage the organisation and its operations, and create a positive healthy values-based culture focused on client outcomes.


This is an outstanding opportunity to join an organisation making a significant difference to people’s lives.  Working alongside the Board, this role will elevate the profile and awareness of the organisation; implement the processes, policies and systems to enable sustainable growth; and build on the already strong culture of professionalism, productivity and excellence in everything the organisation does.


The CEO leads a team of staff and volunteers in delivering agreed strategic objectives, develops business plans and budgets for approval and manages the fiscal and operational performance of the organisation.  Consultative engagement and regular communication to contribute to a vibrant and progressive sector through participating in industry groups and broader social sector network is key to the success of this role.  Actively seeking out involvement in innovative program trials, research projects and opportunities to speak / write as the ’expert’ are some examples of how this has been achieved in the past.


The CEO promotes the organisation’s brand and profile through advocacy and proactive engagement with the community, government, corporate stakeholders and potential partners.  Key elements of the role also include revenue generation and fundraising to support existing program operations and continued expansion.


About You

Experience in senior management roles in a values-based, not-for-profit, community-based organisation and some exposure to working with a board are required.

Strong interpersonal capabilities with proven experience in facilitating strategic multi-stakeholder relationship management, partnering and sponsorship opportunities will be well regarded.

The role also calls for proven capabilities in business management, the ability to harness the passion and capabilities of government agencies, staff support groups and volunteers, and a track record of developing and delivering successful programs.

University qualifications in a related field are required.


The Process:

To register your interest, please contact Lisa Lee via for a copy of the information pack outlining details on how to apply.

All responses should address the key selection criteria outlined in the information pack.

For a confidential discussion, contact Lisa Lee at Classic Recruitment on 0412 082 056 or email her via

Preliminary interviews will be held in person at the Classic offices located in Toowoomba or via Skype/similar.


Toowoomba is located on the edge of the picturesque Great Dividing Range, less than 1.5 hours west of Brisbane.  It is serviced by daily direct flights to Sydney and Melbourne, is renowned as the ‘garden city’ of Toowoomba and is one of South East Queensland’s best kept secrets.  This dynamic regional community, with 160,000 residents, offers affordable housing, world-class health, education, recreation and cultural facilities.


The Recruiter:


Classic Recruitment & Human Resources is a boutique company specialising in human resource and recruitment solutions. Based in Toowoomba and working across regional, rural and metropolitan areas, we support candidates and clients to find the *right fit*. 


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