Chief Executive Officer - Australian Hairdressing Council

Chief Executive Officer - Australian Hairdressing Council

- Sydney
- Full Time

Join the Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Location: Remote
Type: Full-time, not-for-profit
Reports to: The AHC Board


About Us:
The Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) is the national association connecting hairdressing and barber professionals, educators, and suppliers. As a not-for-profit company, we represent and collaborate with all industry stakeholders to ensure a sustainable, positive future for our vibrant industry and community.

The Australian Hairdressing Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for this leadership role. Join us in shaping the future of the Australian hairdressing industry!


Position Overview:
We are on the lookout for a dynamic and visionary CEO to lead the charge in advancing the Australian hairdressing industry. In this hands-on role, you will be instrumental in setting and executing AHC's strategic direction, with a strong commitment to innovation, education, and industry advocacy.


Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership

  • Develop and implement the organisation's strategic plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
  • Provide visionary leadership, setting strategic direction and long-term goals for AHC's continued growth and impact.

Stakeholder Management

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with industry stakeholders, including member salons, educators, government bodies, and industry partners.
  • Represent AHC at industry events, conferences, and meetings to advocate for the interests of the hairdressing profession.

Advocacy and Public Relations

  • Function as a visible and influential spokesperson for AHC, promoting the organisation's initiatives and advocating for the industry's interests at a national level.
  • Collaborate with government agencies and regulatory bodies to influence policy and standards impacting the hairdressing sector.

Financial Management

  • Oversee the organisation's budget and financial performance, ensuring fiscal responsibility and sustainability.
  • Identify and secure funding opportunities, grants, and sponsorships to support AHC's programs and initiatives.

Membership and Education

  • Enhance the value proposition for AHC members, ensuring they receive the resources, education, and support they need.
  • Drive initiatives to promote education and training within the industry and maintain AHC as a leading source of industry knowledge.

Team Leadership

  • Lead the team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work culture.
  • Set clear expectations, provide guidance, and ensure staff's professional development and growth.


Competencies and Skills:

  • Proven senior leadership.
  • Strength in strategic planning and execution skills, with a history of successful organisational growth.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building abilities with diverse stakeholders.
  • Financial acumen and budget management skills.
  • Experience in advocating key initiatives across a broad set of stakeholders.
  • Outstanding communication and public speaking capabilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience in a not-for-profit organisation or association, is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of the hairdressing industry or experience in a related sector is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of SMEs is desirable.


How to Apply:
Interested candidates to submit a cover letter, resume and references.


The application deadline is 18 March 2024.


Need more information?

Phone us on 03 8393 9382 or register your details and we will be in touch.

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