Director - Strategy and Development

Job No: 117055
Location: Katherine, NT

  • Use your strategy and development experience to manage, coordinate, and deliver quality healthcare services to communities east of Katherine!
  • Highly attractive salary $135,000 - $170,000 plus super, generous allowances and salary sacrifice options!
  • Amazing work/life balance, giving you the chance to explore the wondrous Australian outback, as well as return home for holidays!

About the Organisation

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

The Sunrise approach involves Aboriginal communities taking part in controlling their own health. Everything from financial management and governance, staff selection and service delivery priorities are directed by the organisation's Aboriginal Board and Community Health Committees.

Servicing nine communities spread over 45,000 square kilometres, the Sunrise footprint covers Aboriginal communities that are some of the most disadvantaged in the Territory with some of the most complex health issues. Yet despite this, the ethos and practices of Sunrise Health have it be a leader, both nationally and in the Territory, for both national and Territory performance indicators.

Acute health care does not make people well - it is only when health issues and the social determinants of health are addressed, that families and communities become well – a challenge that Sunrise Health is committed to address with each of its communities and with the expectation that each of its employees will adopt and uphold this culture.

About the Opportunity

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation now has an extremely rewarding opportunity for a Director - Strategy and Development to join their dedicated, multidisciplinary team, on a full-time basis. 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this role will see you responsible for the following areas of Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation:

  • Strategic planning;
  • Horizon scanning;
  • Development of funding strategies;
  • Development of community control empowerment and integration;
  • Corporate governance (including compliance and Board support);
  • Systems and informatics;
  • External relationships and communication with specific stakeholders;
  • Non-clinical research;
  • Quality management system management; and
  • Risk mitigation.

Your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Assisting with the design and review of strategic, business and other organisational level plans;
  • Coordinating accurate, timely and comprehensive reports and managing a program of compliance assessment;
  • Identifying risks and emerging issues of strategic interest and providing information to facilitate responses to these issues;
  • Providing high-level policy advice to the CEO and the Executive Management Team and contributing to the development, implementation and review of policies;
  • Overseeing the development of appropriate systems and informatics that inform non-clinical research; and
  • Developing and implementing enhanced Aboriginal community control that addresses the social determinants of health and identified health priorities.

For more information regarding the position, please download the position description.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have previous experience in a similar management or community development role and have qualifications that are commensurate with the position. You will also have demonstrated experience with empowering Aboriginal communities through health initiatives to produce community driven results and an understanding of the complexity of an Aboriginal community.

You will have a strong understanding of the key social determinants of health for Indigenous Australians and will have the ability to represent SHSAC at a local, regional, state, and national level. 

The ideal candidate will have highly developed strategic vision, project management, project development and community development skills and a high level of strategic leadership and governance experience.

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are a must, including the ability to communicate concepts clearly and adapt to the needs of the audience in a way that individuals, without training or knowledge in governance, audit and risk management can understand and implement. 

SHSAC is seeking a self-motivated leader who displays strong interpersonal and problem solving skills. You will be passionate about the delivery of quality health services in the area and will enjoy working within a diverse community.

To be considered, you must be willing to undergo a National Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment and hold an unrestricted driver’s licence.

About the Benefits

This is an incredible opportunity to work closely with, and build the capacity of, remote Aboriginal communities in order to improve their health and wellbeing.  

Your dedication will be rewarded with a highly attractive base salary circa $135,00 - $170,000 (based on skills and experience) plus super.

You will also have access to a wide range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks leave per year;
  • Up to 10 days study leave;
  • Access to a company vehicle for work-related travel;
  • Laptop and Phone;
  • Accommodation for any overnight stays while working in the communities;
  • Salary packaging options up to $15,899 per year.

 Working at Sunrise Health Service and living in the Katherine region has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Northern Territory. With the Katherine Gorge on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, combined with some of the best fishing in the world, the Northern Territory is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

This is a unique opportunity to provide and facilitate health services in remote Indigenous communities - Apply Now!

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Our Vision - The Sunrise Way.

We will expand upon our commitment to ensure our people “The Sun Come-Up Mob‟, continue to have access to equitable and culturally appropriate primary health care services into the future.

We will build the capacity of each of our communities to enable a health care service that delivers programs for and by Aboriginal people, and to ensure local problems are addressed through local sustainable solutions.

We will incorporate "The Sunrise Way‟ philosophy into how we do business and how we deliver services and focus on the concept of Mind, Body & Spirit to address health issues at the community level”.

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation