Chief Executive Officer (Aboriginal Health)

Job No: 50571
Location: Broome, WA

  • Golden opportunity for a Senior Manager to lead the strategic direction of one of the most respected Aboriginal Medical Services in Australia!
  • Executive level remuneration package in excess of $200k(negotiable) including fully furnished accommodation and a vehicle!
  • Full relocation and repatriation assistance provided!
  • Generous 6 weeks leave per year, giving you time to explore the magnificent sights of the Kimberley region!

About the Organisation

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.

KAMSC has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 26 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence based best practice in primary health care.

About the Kimberley Region

The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers approximately 421,000 square kilometres.

The Kimberley has only three towns with a population of more than 2,000 (Broome, Derby and Kununurra), and the total population is around 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra.

Industries in the region include pearling (a big industry in Broome for many years until the 1940s), mining (including the Argyle Diamond mine, which began operation in 1983 and is still producing about 1/3 of the world's diamonds), agriculture (centred on the Ord River Irrigation Area near Lake Argyle) and tourism. The geology of the area is varied and fascinating, as well as producing some spectacular scenery.

About the Opportunity

The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC) have a once in a lifetime opportunity for a highly motivated Senior Manager to lead the strategic direction of the organisation as Chief Executive Officer based in Broome, WA.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, you'll be responsible for the overall management of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council.  This will involve providing high level policy advice to the Board of Directors as you manage the implementation of KAMSC's strategic goals and objectives.

More specifically, your main responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing and documenting KAMSC's strategic direction;
  • Developing and implementing processes that will ensure the achievement of the operational mission;
  • Ensuring financial control is maintained and met in accordance with approved budgets;
  • Providing external leadership and becoming the recognised spokesperson for KAMSC;
  • Managing and leading organisational change;
  • Supporting the development of Aboriginal staff & Managers; and
  • Establishing strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in particular, the Chairperson of the Board.

To be successful, you must have extensive experience in Senior Management positions coupled with the ability to provide strong and supportive leadership to a multidisciplinary team.  In addition, you will have respect for Aboriginal governance and your background will include high level strategic planning experience.  

You'll be the public face for KAMSC with responsibility for liaising with high level stakeholders so it is essential that you have exceptional communication skills (interpersonal, written and oral) and a confident demeanour while representing this large and diverse organisation.

A National Police Clearance Certificate will be required before commencement.  

While not essential, candidates with demonstrated experience in Aboriginal primary health care and/or those with experience accessing funding opportunities will be highly regarded.  Additionally, high level political acumen will also be viewed favourably as will a current C Class Drivers Licence and a Working with Children Certificate.

If you are looking for a change of routine, a change of lifestyle or new adventure, this is the role for you. You will see and experience more of Australia's real outback than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!

Please note: Due to the nature of this role, you must identify as Aboriginal as per Section 50 (d) of the Western Australian Equal Opportunity Act (1984).

About the Benefits

KAMSC is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged, but are often paid for by KAMSC. This is a highly attractive opportunity for someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!

Opportunities to strategically lead and grow an organisation as reputable as KAMSC don't come along often and, while you'll face diverse new challenges, you'll be rewarded for your efforts with an executive level remuneration package in excess of $200k including the following benefits:

  • Fully furnished housing;
  • Vehicle
  • Salary packaging;
  • Annual airfare subsidy;
  • District allowance (single $2,920, double $5,840);
  • Electricity allowance ($1,440 per annum); and
  • 6 weeks annual leave.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager to drive positive change in one of Australia's most highly regarded Aboriginal Medical Services - Apply Now!

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