Executive Officer

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
28 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Allied Health

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (Geraldton)

  • Applications are invited for the appointment of an Executive Officer of the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH). WACRH offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary academic and support team working to improve the health of rural, remote and Aboriginal people in collaboration with all five Western Australian universities and through local partnerships.
  • This position is based in Geraldton, a regional coastal city of 35,000 with a magnificent landscape and climate and working in a friendly and supportive work environment.  The successful applicant would oversee WACRH’s operations across the Midwest, Gascoyne and Pilbara.
  • The position is an excellent opportunity to work across university, education, health, government, Aboriginal, not-for-profit and private sectors, with aim to develop sustainable, collaborative partnerships in the local communities that are served by WACRH
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed-term opportunity with potential for extension 
  • Salary range: Level 9 $117,049 – $123,858 p.a. plus 17% superannuation 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is administered by the University of Western Australia and was established in 1999 by the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Ageing. WACRH is one of seventeen University Departments of Rural Health across Australia, and its goal is to collaborate in:

  • the promotion and preparation of students for health careers in a rural setting
  • innovative rural learning opportunities of students, health professionals and the community: and,
  • applied research and knowledge translation aimed at optimising the health and wellbeing of rural communities

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, play a key role in establishing, developing and influencing core operational and project budgets, policies, procedures and processes to ensure the strategic development and efficient functioning of the organisation across multiple rural locations in the Midwest, Gascoyne and Pilbara regions.

A significant component of the role is supervision and management of administrative staff, ensuring appropriate ongoing training and development to meet organisational directions.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Extensive management experience
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills including interpersonal skills and ability to manage staff
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and manage substantial resources
  • Ability to assist key strategic directions and assist long term planning
  • Ability to establish and develop significant budgets and manage resources
  • A working knowledge of university environments and systems (desirable)

About you

The successful applicant will have extensive experience in management of or within medium to large organisations, a keen eye to detail and willingness to engage with key stakeholders, including Universities, Government and Industry.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

You are required to provide a resume and a statement which specifically addresses the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 pm on Thursday 10 February 2022

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.