Job Title: CEO
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle
Reference: BBBH18098_1535958128
Contact Name: Ali Kimmorley
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 02, 2018 16:58

Job Description

Located in the popular NSW hub of Newcastle, the role of CEO for Awabakal is a unique opportunity to advance the needs of the local Aboriginal community it serves in the delivery of integrated primary healthcare, aged care, children and family services.

The CEO is responsible for collaborating with the Board of Directors to set and execute strategic direction which ensures organisational growth, effectiveness and sustainability. The successful candidate will be visionary in their approach to predicting and preparing for future challenges and opportunities as they relate to Aboriginal affairs. Significant senior experience operating at this strata level is critical. Only those with the ability to make tough decisions and see them through will succeed, therefore exceptional change management skills and the ability to cultivate a strong, functional workplace culture to drive accountability in an organisation in which transparent decision-making and ethics is essential.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate significant experience in managing the complex and sometimes competing needs of multiple stakeholders ranging from community, organisational members, service delivery professionals and government funding agencies.

The successful CEO candidate will need to deeply connect and understand the culturally sensitive health and support issues and challenges required to address current and future needs of the local Aboriginal community. Based on this knowledge the CEO will be accountable for developing and delivering a fully integrated program service delivery and strategic partnership model, utilising the necessary fiduciary and financial capabilities to successfully execute.

You will possess:

  • Extensive knowledge and genuine appreciation of Aboriginal culture as it relates to the role.
  • Significant experience in successfully operating in the complex political, social and economic environment that affect Aboriginal communities.
  • Beyond reproach ethical, transparent standards in a highly regulated organisation with complex accreditation and reporting requirements.
  • A community-centric, global perspective on a community organisation delivering access programs.
  • High-order communication skills (written, verbal, negotiating, influencing, funding application and report-writing).
  • A degree in business, finance, project management or related field.
  • A no nonsense 'say what you mean and mean what you say' approach to addressing legacy challenges and opportunities!


A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer for the successful candidate.

Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement of this position; an exemption is claimed under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act NSW 1977.


To register your interest please click "APPLY" and attach your resume and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and motivation for applying for this role. Request for position description and confidential enquiries can be made to Ali Kimmorley or Sally Bartley of peoplefusion on 02 4929 1666. Your information and application is kept strictly confidential.

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