Jobs: Exec Officer



Position Vacant

Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association

Executive Officer



The Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) is the peak association representing alcohol and other drugs service in Australia and New Zealand that operate under both the Therapeutic Community and the Residential Rehabilitation Services models of care. 


ATCA leads on driving quality in organisations operating as Therapeutic Communities (TCs) and Residential Rehabilitation Services (RRS), as well as being the focal point for advocacy for TCs and RRS.


ATCA seeks to recruit an Executive Officer (EO).  The position is available for 20 – 27 hours per week on a fixed-term contract basis, initially being offered for a two year period until June 2022, with extension likely subject to funding.


Working with and supporting the ATCA Board, the role of the EO involves:

  • providing leadership to ATCA’s membership,
  • the management, liaison and lobbying of key stakeholders,
  • ensuring the profile and image of TCs, RRS and ATCA is maintained and increased, and
  • the operational management of ATCA.


As an experienced executive, you must have highly developed strategic / collaborative leadership skills, analytical, problem solving, management and planning skills.


A commitment to ATCA’s values and priorities in representing and advancing the interests of the ATCA membership.  Ability to work effectively with a Board, within a membership-based organisation. An advanced understanding of the financial, social, economic and political environment that TCs and RRS operate within.


The location of the position is negotiable and remuneration (pro rata for 20 – 27 hours per week – part time position) will be negotiated with the successful candidate.  ATCA offers salary packaging.


For a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria, please email:

Mr Garth Popple, Chair ATCA Board at:


Completed applications addressing the Selection Criteria and a Curriculum Vitae are to be emailed to:

Mr Garth Popple, Chair ATCA Board at