Melbourne-based mental-health nonprofit seeks CIO

Melbourne-based mental-health nonprofit seeks CIO

headspace, a government-funded organisation that offers mental health support to young people, is seeking a chief information officer

headspace, a Melbourne-based government-funded foundation that offers mental health services for people aged 12-25, is seeking a chief information officer.

The position has been newly created by the organisation, which is grappling with increasing quantities of data and an online presence that is central to its work.

The CIO role will have overall responsibility for a budget of $2.5 million "with a substantial portion allocated to capital expenditure", according to details of the position posted at

The new CIO will report to the CEO and be "a member of the executive leadership team and has regular interaction with the Board and other key stakeholders with additional support from the IT Governance Group", the selection criteria document states.

"With Government backing secured for a multiyear program rollout, the organisation is poised to expand rapidly over the coming years. Technology will play a crucial role as both an enabler of the business strategy and as a gateway through which young Australians can be reached."

The organisation is offering a $200,000+ package for the Melbourne-based position.

Applications close 25 March.

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