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Chief Executive Officer – Walhallow Village

First established in 1993 in Walhallow Village (Caroona), the Walhallow Aboriginal Corporation is one of the longest running and most successful Aboriginal Medical Services in Australia.  Over that time, it has grown substantially and now also provides services in Quirindi and Coledale (Tamworth). We are a multi-disciplinary service working with and within our communities to provide high standards of care.

The role

Reporting the Board of Directors, this executive role will focus on the overall strategic direction and management of the organisation to ensure the achievement of the established strategic goals.

Your key objectives include:

  • ensuring that the organisation is a leader in delivering efficient and effective business operations, risk management and financial performance;
  • ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and funding requirements;
  • establishment of core organisational values and ensuring these values are reflected in all aspects of the organisation and communicated to all stakeholders;
  • creating, implementing and maintaining high quality and service performance standards and developing systems to build key relationships and improve operational efficiency;
  • leading, developing and growing staffing cohort ensuring appropriate training, skills development and mentoring and promoting a strong team working environment to ensure clients receive the highest quality service;
  • Implementing and driving organisational culture and innovation;
  • managing all functions within the organisation and providing direction and guidance to the organisation as a whole; and
  • managing the operational and strategic decision-making process and provide authoritative advice to the Board of Directors in relation to operational matters and organisational performance.

About you

You will be in an executive level role with extensive experience in management at a senior leadership level, preferably with an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation. You will need demonstrated knowledge and understanding of health issues impacting upon the health status of Aboriginal communities as well as:

  • Post Graduate Tertiary qualification in Health, Management, Finance or similar discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning and achievement of strategic objectives
  • Demonstrated experience in ensuring an effective management system, policy and procedure framework and financial system for an organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team at a senior level
  • Exceptional communication skills to work effectively and positively with a wide variety of external stakeholders, community members and internal staff
  • Current valid Driver’s license, minimum of Class “c” or equivalent

Appointment to this position will be subject to a National Criminal History Record Check clearance and Working with Children Check. Two reference checks will be required including one recent supervisor.

We offer an excellent range of benefits including:

  • $170,000 salary range plus super
  • Company vehicle with private use
  • Non-profit status with salary sacrifice available to reduce tax and increase your take home pay
  • An opportunity to shape the organisation and really make a difference to the communities we serve

To obtain a copy of the Candidate Application Package, contact Kelli Dragos, Abundance Human Resources at kell.dragos@abundancehr.com.au or 0419 419 554.

The closing date for this role is 9.00am on Thursday, 14 March 2024.


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