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Executive Director - Canberra

For over 45 years, Pedal Power has championed the cause of cycling in Canberra, successfully improving cycle safety and infrastructure through strong and consistent advocacy. Pedal Power is a member-based not-for-profit association which is well respected as the leading voice for cycling in the Australian Capital Territory and the key organisation for recreational and transport cycling.

Representing around 6,000 members, Pedal Power provides a range of services to our members including 24/7 cycling insurance, social rides, signature cycling events such as Fitz’s Challenge and bike skills courses.


Pedal Power is looking for a capable and flexible individual who can balance a multitude of tasks utilising contemporary business practices and organisational skills across a four day a week. Our ideal EO will be a considered decision maker, able to work both independently and under the direction of the Board.

We are seeking an influential and collaborative leader, who can work effectively with a small Board and manage finances, business tasks and operations while maintaining a focus on long term strategic priorities.

We seek an EO who will engage and develop lasting, positive and effective relationships with our stakeholders (including Government, other cycling organisations, members, staff, volunteers and commercial partners).

A background in cycling is not essential; however, you must be committed to driving our mission to advance Canberran’s health and well-being through the promotion of the benefits cycling.

About You

You will have proven ability and experience to

  • deliver stable and diverse revenue streams and maintain an overall good financial position through growth strategies which significantly increase the offerings and footprint of Pedal Power to grow membership

  • relate to people at all levels (from ACT Government, sponsors and partners and members) and achieve high level credibility with stakeholders

  • deliver useful and effective communications and marketing, including representing Pedal Power in the media and preparing high-quality written submissions/reports to the Board

  • engage staff and volunteers to successfully implement business plans which manage risk and meet key performance indicators to deliver Pedal Power’s strategic plan

  • analyse and report on financial statements and develop and implement a tightly focussed annual budget

  • willingness to try new things including identifying commercial opportunities and test ideas and advocate for change.

Selection Criteria

The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills and ability to achieve Pedal Power’s mission and objectives through:

  1. Excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills, and ability to advocate for change

  2. Experience managing paid staff and unpaid volunteers to successfully deliver day-to-day business operations, projects/programs and individual events

  3. Sound business acumen and judgement, ability to think strategically and engage with a small Board

  4. Understanding of EO governance role, legal, risk and financial responsibilities, including compliance with relevant legislation.


  • The opportunity to lead a respected not-for-profit organisation focussed on improving the health and well-being of the ACT community.

  • Based on a four day week with hybrid work arrangements, by agreement (including for example: days in lieu, working from home, school holiday leave) after initial onboarding.

  • Competitive salary package around $100,000, based on successful candidate’s skills and experience and negotiated hours.

  • Opportunity for a contract of up to five years.

  • Supportive and cohesive small Board.

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