Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

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Sector Support Manager at AH&MRC

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We are looking for an experienced Sector Support Manager to join our team in our office in Little Bay, NSW, 2036. We are searching for someone who truly wants to make a difference in their community and is passionate about the public health care sector and wellbeing for the Aboriginal community.

About Us
The Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC) is the peak representative body and voice of Aboriginal communities on health in NSW. We represent our members, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) that deliver culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care to their communities.

Aboriginal Community Control has its origins in Aboriginal peoples’ right to self-determination. This is the right to be involved in health service delivery and decision-making according to the protocols or procedures determined by Aboriginal communities based on the Aboriginal definition of health:

Aboriginal health means not just the physical well-being of an individual but the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole Community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being thereby bringing about the total wellbeing of their Community. It is a whole of life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life.

About the Role

As the Sector Support Manager, you will be responsible for the management of the Sector Support Unit and ensuring the effective design and delivery of projects to support Member Services to strengthen their capacity to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in NSW.

You will be responsible for

  • Actively promoting an intergenerational approach that supports and values an Aboriginal world view
  • Ensuring the Sector Support Unit works effectively and delivers innovative and practical capacity building opportunities to member services
  • Developing and reviewing national, state level operational policies, procedures, and frameworks
  • Working collaboratively with the team to identify, develop, plan, implement and evaluate Aboriginal health promotion and protection strategies and programs in the ACCHS sector
  • Proactively identify opportunities and develop strategies to increase awareness of and uptake and delivery of the comprehensive primary health care services offered by ACCHS
  • Identifying relevant gaps within the ACCHS sector for improvements in health promotion, health protection and Sector support, and develop and implement appropriate actions in response to gaps identified
  • Overseeing the development of initiatives focused on improving health outcomes for Aboriginal communities
  • Implementing workforce training, development and capacity strengthening in the ACCHS sector
  • Managing the full project cycle including design, implementation, and evaluation
  • Providing high quality advice and correspondence for presentation to the Board, funders and other stakeholders
  • Managing the Sector Support unit

About You

To be successful you will have:

  • Experience in either clinical, business, or sector support in the ACCHS sector
  • Management experience in a team-oriented workplace
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Health or a departmentally related field and/or relevant practical experience
  • Experience in community engagement (preferably health and or education)
  • Recent experience in project delivery (preferably within the Health Sector)
  • Strong understanding of the primary health care sector including urban, rural and remote services, Aboriginal health and cross-cultural health service delivery
  • Strong understanding of Aboriginal communities and cultures and importance of preservation of culture in today’s world
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Strategic thinker
  • Outcome focused with a passionate approach to work
  • Displays a high level of professionalism

We Offer

  • Generous study opportunities
  • Salary Sacrificing
  • Flexible working arrangements

To Apply

Please apply for this role by submitting your CV and cover letter through Seek. If you have any questions, or would like further information on this role, please contact our HR team at hr@ahmrc.org.au. Applications close 31 August 2020.

The AH&MRC strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


Applications close on 31/08/2020.

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