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Human Resources & Operations Manager

Job No: 114123
Location: Alice Springs

Join a highly respected Aboriginal Community Health service provider in this newly created role, coordinating human resources and operations. If you're looking for a new challenge, and to be well remunerated for your efforts - read on!

About the Opportunity

Nganampa Health Council (NHC) now has a newly created opportunity for a full-time Human Resources & Operations Manager to join their team, based in the Alice Springs office.

The Human Resource & Operations Manager has four areas of responsibility:

  1. Human Resources
  2. Organisational Development
  3. Industrial Relations
  4. Work Health and Safety and Injury Management

More specifically, this role will see you:

  • Managing and leading staff recruitment, retention and development;
  • Providing high level advice to senior management and staff who manage others;
  • Assisting managers to strengthen capabilities of staff to ensure organisational success;
  • Ensuring staff are supported through NHC Employee Assistance Scheme;
  • Assisting the Health Services Manager to ensure NHC complies with its obligations under work health safety legislation;
  • Have overall responsibility for corporate support services, including human resources and fleet management;
  • Have overall responsibility for the effective and efficient functioning of the NHC Alice Springs office; and
  • Have supervision of the Fleet Manager, Administration Assistant and casual administration staff.

To view the full Position Description and selection criteria, please click here.

For more information please call Kim Gates on 0439 201 115.

At Nganampa Health Council, our people are our greatest strength.

We are looking for an experienced operational management and administrative professional, preferably from a health or social and community services background. You must also be able to work within a cross cultural framework and have an interest in fostering Aboriginal self-determination. Previous experience working with aboriginal community controlled organisations would be advantageous.

The ability to prioritise competing priorities to deadlines, alongside strong organisational and delegation skills, will ensure your success, as well as having relevant qualifications in human resources and/or extensive demonstrated relevant experience in human resources. Knowledge of current trends and practices in human resources, industrial relations and WHS, as well as an understanding of vicarious trauma including self-care, and experience in the development and implementation of projects and policy, will be a requirement.

If successful you must be willing to comply with NHC’s immunisation requirements and undergo a Police Check and a Working with Children Check. A manual driver's licence is essential, and it would be advantageous to have experience with 4WD vehicles, although a 2-day 4WD training course will be provided.

About the Benefits 

In return for your professionalism, commitment and care, NHC offers you a truly unique and satisfying career opportunity.

On offer is an attractive salary circa $130,000 + super (commensurate with experience) plus a range of benefits including:

  • 5 weeks leave per year;
  • Salary packaging;
  • Study leave in order to plan and develop your career;
  • Travel subsidies; and
  • Full support from the health team.

For those recruited from outside Central Australia, relocation assistance will be provided, as well as an annual economy airfare for you and your dependents to/from your place of recruitment.

To apply, please respond to the questions below, and attach a resume and statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined in the position description) on request. For your ease you may wish to create responses to the questions in a word document first, and then copy and paste in the boxes.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Please note: Applications will close at 5:00 pm, Monday 19th August, 2019.

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About Nganampa Health Council 

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal owned and controlled health organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north-western region of South Australia. The APY Lands cover roughly 103,000 square km, with a population of approx. 3,000 Anangu people. The region is freehold land controlled by the Anangu people. 

Across this area, Nganampa Health Council operates seven clinics, an aged care facility and assorted health-related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, dental, women's health, men's health, children's health and mental health.

Nganampa Health Council is widely recognised as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service in the country. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program, consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at 100% and providing high quality residential and respite aged care at their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility.

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