Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Job No: PAMS1136
Location: Newman

Employment Type: Permanent 

Employment Category: Full-time

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration package + superannuation + benefits


About the Opportunity

This newly created role has a key focus on providing high level support and advice to the Chief Executive Officer and representing Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS).

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy CEO) reports to and is directly accountable to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for providing strategic advice, operational support and guidance to the CEO and the Executive Team, to efficiently and effectively meet the strategic objectives of PAMS. The Deputy CEO works closely with the CEO on issues related to the strategic direction and operational matters of the organisation. The Deputy CEO provides high level advice to the CEO and executive team on operational performance, providing high level advice on operational performance

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About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Possession of a tertiary qualification in management and/ or extensive equivalent management and administration experience;
  • Extensive experience at an executive management level in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector or a medium sized community or not-for-profit organisation;
  • Highly developed leadership skills with ability to support, mentor and empower employees;
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills with a clear focus on an organisational approach to achieve strategic goals;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including negotiation and consultation skills and the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective stakeholder relationships;
  • Effective organisational skills, the capacity to successfully manage competing priorities, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines;
  • Highly developed written communication skills including the ability to write clearly and concisely, prepare complex written reports and manage the output of quality information;
  • Substantial experience in the development, review and implementation of policies and strategies with a sound understanding of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and processes;
  • Demonstrated ability to respond strategically to the current issues which relate to the social determinants affecting Aboriginal people’s health status in contemporary Australian society;
  • Strong financial management skills including analysis, development of realistic budgets, cost control and monitoring of expenditure through interpretation of financial reports provided; and
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Additionally, desirable criteria include:

  • The person identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and is acknowledged as such by their community;
  • Previous experience in project management; and
  • At least 3 years’ demonstrable experience in the management and delivery of primary and community health services.

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal 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.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS 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.

Please note: 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, in order to be eligible for the position.

All new employees must be fully vaccinated with an Approved COVID-19 Vaccine and provide Evidence of Vaccination by uploading your Digital Vaccination Certificate with your application. You will be provided with relevant information, including the compliance date during the recruitment process.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.

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 plus superannuation. 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:

  • Accommodation with Subsidised Utilities;
  • Work vehicle for work and personal use;
  • Flights and Relocation assistance;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • 6 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading;
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options;
  • Employee Assistance Program; and
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates five sites, four of which are remote and managed by a team of clinicians and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within Newman and the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health.

Shortlisting will commence immediately; Applications close 5.00 PM, Friday, 26 November 2021. 

For further information including, please contact Aakriti (HR Advisor) on 08 9177 8307.


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