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Chief Executive Officer (Indigenous Identified)

Job No: 111166
Location: Sydney

  • Unique executive opportunity to lead the charge for this dynamic and established organisation
  • Attractive salary circa $180,000-$220,000 PLUS super, vehicle, salary packaging and relocation assistance if required
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identified position

About the Organisation

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in NSW and has around 50 member services throughout the state.

The AH&MRC is committed to supporting member services across NSW to ensure accessibility to an adequately resourced and skilled workforce who provide high quality comprehensive primary health care services for Aboriginal communities.

The AH&MRC works in association with its member organisations on a range of initiatives to promote Aboriginal health and well-being in NSW, through strengthened ACCHS leadership and involvement in:

  • Health service delivery
  • Aboriginal community health events
  • Development and delivery of Aboriginal Health education and training
  • Research in Aboriginal Health
  • Collecting, evaluating and disseminating Aboriginal health data
  • Policy development and evaluation
  • Project and program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Ethical evaluation of Aboriginal Health research and data
  • Advocacy and networking

To learn more about AH&MRC, click here.

About the Opportunity

AH&MRC has a unique and exciting opportunity for a hands-on Chief Executive Officer (Indigenous Identified) to join their team based in Sydney. While initially this position will be based in Surry Hills, they are expected to relocate offices to Little Bay within the coming months. 

Working together with the Board of Directors, AH&MRC's personnel and funding bodies, your focus in this role will be implementing strategic and operational policy and ensuring the continued growth and viability of the organisation.

While managing the day-to-day operations of all business units, you will also be required to:

  • Develop the organisation's services to members and identifying membership program strategies and providing these to the Board;
  • Maintain and foster communication systems with all stakeholders throughout AH&MRC;
  • Implement, review and update policies and procedures within the identified areas for compliance;
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with external bodies and represent AH&MRC on committees and other public forums;
  • Promote ACCHSs as the preferred model for the delivery of comprehensive culturally appropriate primary health care to the Aboriginal community;
  • Plan and manage financial, physical and human resources to ensure that the strategic objectives of the organisation are met and risks are identified and minimised; and
  • Lead, support and develop the management team including performance planning, training and development.

To view the full Position Description, please click here.

About You

The successful candidate must have extensive Executive Management experience where there was a strong emphasis on leading, motivating and managing a team effectively. Tertiary qualifications in Business, Law, Health or other relevant fields would be advantageous.

This role would be well-suited to someone who is passionate about public health and has strong knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the health issues that which are affecting Aboriginal people.

You will have exceptional interpersonal skills in relationship management and negotiation skills with internal and external stakeholders. It is essential that the successful candidate is willing to roll up their sleeves and be hands-on in this role to establish and maintain effective partnerships.

Importantly, your comprehensive knowledge of policies, procedures or relevant legislation related to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations will be key to your success in this role.

Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander is essential to this position and is a genuine occupational requirement under Part 22, section 22.9 of the AH&MRC Constitution and racial discrimination is prohibited as outlined under Section 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

About the Benefits

AH&MRC is offering the successful candidate an attractive salary circa $180,000 - $220,000 (negotiable with skills and experience) plus super and a company vehicle.

As a community health organisation, AH&MRC can also offer you $16,000 of your income salary packaged per annum. This figure is FBT exempt and no tax is payable on this amount, considerably increasing your take-home pay.

Relocation assistance may also be considered for the right candidate if required.

This is a rare chance to join a dynamic team of passionate individuals and shape the services of a growing and innovative organisation committed to driving positive change.

The closing date for applications is 17th June, 18:00 AEST.

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