Public Health Manager

Job No: AHCWA1221
Location: Highgate, Perth WA

Location: Boorloo (Perth)
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Permanent
Remuneration: $100,074.43 - $117,734.62 p.a pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

The Public Health Manager is responsible for operational management and leadership of the Public Health and Continuous Quality Improvement Work Unit, while providing expert clinical governance advice, public health response and continuous quality improvement (CQI) support to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) (Member Services) and key stakeholders with the aim of supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Western Australia. 

This position is responsible for working closely with the wider PHCQI team responding to public health events such as; pandemics and infectious disease outbreaks; clinical governance support including audits, accreditation assistance, data collection, collation and analysis; practice management solutions; adoption of best clinical practice guidelines by the ACCHS, stakeholder engagement for a variety of clinical issues and to support the leadership of the PHCQI team. 

The role is also responsible for providing support to improve the clinical practices of all Member Services by promoting continuous quality improvement and working with other teams within AHCWA to promote and endorse existing programs that provide best practice outcomes and training development. This role will also support and mentor health professionals to provide a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal clients and communities when accessing health services.

About You

You will be a clinically focused, experienced manager who can lead your team and work closely with our Member Services to provide expert clinical governance advice, public health response and continuous quality improvement support.

Applicants will be assessed on their ability to address the selection criteria. To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here or visit https://www.ahcwa.org.au

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) prior to appointment.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.

In accordance with AHCWA’s COVID-19 Safety Policy and Procedure, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including any booster shots as required) against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to appointment. This includes an immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $100,074.43 - $117,734.62 per annum pro rata plus superannuation plus salary sacrifice. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Additional training and development
  • Up to 10 days’ Study Leave per year
  • 17.5% Annual Leave loading
  • Bring Your Dog To Work Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 2 days’ Volunteer Leave per year
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • 13 weeks Long Service leave after 7 years service

There is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed on submission and interviews scheduled accordingly. We encourage interested candidates to express their interest without delay!

For further information please call Kimberley Biggs, People and Culture Advisor on 08 9227 1631.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) AHCWA actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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About the Organisation

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia. We exist to support and act on behalf of our 23 Member ACCHS throughout WA, actively responding to their individual and collective needs.


Governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who represent all regions in Western Australia, AHCWA aims to promote and strengthen the ACCHS’ Model of Care; a model that is built around the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and culturally secure primary health care services.


AHCWA is a community organisation that focusses on making a difference to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. We work together as a team; to respect and understand the social and cultural needs; to network; to provide support; to advocate; to influence policy; to monitor performance; and to build work capacity to help improve and strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people and their communities.


AHCWA is centrally located on the bustling and vibrant Beaufort Street café strip, and offers a flexible and family friendly workplace with a wide range of benefits to suit all employees.


AHCWA also has a training and development centre that delivers a variety of training programs and short courses to enhance the capacity of the ACCHS workforce.


The organisation operates on the foundational pillars of Aboriginal leadership, self-determination and cultural diversity that underpin and shape the way the organisation conducts its business.


These values are designed to guide and promote a strong, high performing organisational culture that is responsive to the state-wide needs of our Member Services and assist us in delivering our vision.

Culture | Resilience | Accountability | Collaboration | Passion | Integrity

To find out more about AHCWA, visit our website at www.ahcwa.org.au

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