Chief Executive Officer - Change Manager

Job No: 85966
Location: Perth, WA

Would you like to lead and inspire a multidisciplinary team making a difference to the local Aboriginal community?

Are you skilled in change management and driven by culture improvement?

This is the opportunity for you!

About the Organisation

The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Inc. (DYHS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service operating across four sites in the Perth metro area. The organisation's mission is to provide high quality, holistic and culturally secure health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in the Perth metropolitan region.

For more information about DYHS, click here.

About the Opportunity

DYHS is now looking for an experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to join their team in Perth, on a full-time basis. 

This pivotal leadership position will work directly with the Board of Directors and is responsible for the day to day management and delivery of primary healthcare services to the local Aboriginal communities across four sites in the Perth metro area (East Perth, Midland, Mirrabooka and Maddington).

Key areas of responsibility will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Driving and implementing extensive cultural workplace changes; 
  • Achieving the strategic objectives and responsibilities of the organisation; 
  • Diversifying and growing revenue streams to increase service delivery; 
  • Strengthening the organisation's stakeholder relations, community engagement and patient satisfaction; and
  • Building and sustaining strong financial performance.

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About You

The successful candidate will have significant experience in a senior leadership position, along with tertiary qualifications in business and/or health. You will also have a strong understanding of healthcare trends for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Currently operating through a period of change, the DYHS Board are seeking an individual with extensive executive management experience including a proven ability to achieve key strategic objectives in a dynamic and challenging environment.

As an inspiring and collaborative leader, the CEO will work strategically to enable transformative change by strengthening the organisation and creating a sustainable future for improved health outcomes for our local Aboriginal communities.

Although not essential, experience working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service will be highly regarded.

Please Note: The successful candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Check prior to employment. A current, unencumbered drivers license is also a requirement of this role.

DYHS considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under Section 50D Equal Opportunity Act 1984

About the Benefits

DYHS is committed to recognising and rewarding its employees. For your hard work and dedication, you will enjoy a highly attractive remuneration package plus salary sacrifice benefits. In addition, you will have access to a range of fantastic benefits including 6 weeks' annual leave, 2 weeks' study leave, and a fully maintained company vehicle for business and reasonable personal use. Relocation assistance will be negotiated for the right candidate.

You will also enjoy professional development opportunities and a flexible and family friendly work environment.

Salary and employment conditions will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Closing date: 12:00pm, 5th February 2017

For further information about this position please contact Andrew Webster – Senior HR Advisor on 08 9227 1631 or

Please note that the Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service is an equal opportunity institution, providing educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, colour, gender, age, or disability.

The Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview. The organisation reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely final selection if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.


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