Our People to Live Stronger & Longer

General Manager – Awabakal LTD

About Awabakal

Awabakal has provided health & community services to Aboriginal people living across Newcastle and surrounding regions for more than 40 years and is dedicated to advancing the wellbeing of our community. Leading the way and embracing our culture, with a commitment to continuous improvement, through innovative programs and excellence in service delivery. It is through this commitment that Awabakal will be able to achieve our mission and continue to lead the way for future generations.

About the role

This is an exciting new role reporting to the CEO and providing strategic senior leadership to a multidisciplinary management team delivering health & community programs across several locations in the Newcastle region. This role is responsible for overseeing the operational, financial, compliance & governance performance of all programs against contractual obligations and Awabakal LTD’s strategic targets.

Working with the CEO, the General Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic business development for Awabakal LTD’s suite of medical programs and community services, including but not limited to:

  • Providing high-level advice and support to the CEO on relevant operational matters including operational performance, financial management, risk management, compliance and planning to support the regional footprint of Awabakal LTD.
  • Overall responsibility for managing the performance of Awabakal LTD’s operations, ensuring high levels of service delivery and care are provided to our clients in line with strategic plans, Model of Care, best practices, and budgets.
  • Overseeing and actively contributing to activities associated with the achievement and maintenance of accreditation, including the planning, implementation, and monitoring of systems.
  • Actively identify new and/or expanding business and program opportunities for growth and opportunities for continuous service improvements.

About you

As an experienced people leader, you can balance big picture strategic thinking with attention to detail and a solution focused attitude. Your colleagues would describe you as a person of integrity and a great communicator who places people at the core of decision making. Your strong commercial acumen and significant experience managing a financially viable and impactful operation, with recent experience setting and managing complex budgets preferably in a not-for-profit context will be invaluable in this role.

Additional experience and attributes we are seeking include:

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant field including social work, human services, business or commerce.
  • High level leadership and management experience in healthcare with ability to provide high-level representation and maintain quality relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Significant experience working in human services or aged care context including casework, with demonstrated recent capability managing a large multi-disciplinary workforce.
  • Dynamic relationship-building skills and ability to confidently engage with stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to develop and follow through on operational plans within budget to meet strategic targets, managing risk to organisation and meeting external compliance standards.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal people, including a demonstrated ability to communicate and engage sensitively, along with a genuine appreciation and respect for culture.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

A generous salary is on offer, along with additional benefits including flexible work opportunities, salary packaging options and use of a company vehicle.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click “Apply” to submit your CV and cover letter to introduce your motivation and suitability for this position.

You can learn more about this exciting opportunity by contacting our CEO Jason Smith at jason.smith@awabakal.org or Jessica Stephens, HR Advisor on 0455 433 851.

Applications close Sunday 21st April 2024.


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