Established in late March 2020, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA) is the new national Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, and suicide prevention leadership body. It is governed and controlled by Indigenous experts and peak bodies working in these areas, promoting collective excellence in mental health care. (Ref: www.gayaadhuwi.org.au)
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Corporate Services Manager is responsible for the full range of HR functions along with leadership of all corporate functions of the agency. The Corporate Services Manager duties will include: 1. Effective management of the GDPSA corporate services portfolio. This will specifically involve management of all aspects of corporate responsibilities including Human Resource management, governance, legal compliance, finance, auditing, contract management and developing and maintaining GDPSA policies and procedures in consultation across the organisation. 2. Providing effective leadership and people management and achieve the delivery of project outputs on time and within budget and contributing to the continuous quality improvement of systems that enhance the efficiency of the organisation. 3. Maintaining effective corporate processes and timeliness for the operations of the Board and all related committees. 4. Developing and maintaining high level relationships with key stakeholders across Indigenous health and mental health areas. 5. Other duties as directed by the Chief Executive Officer.
You will be an experienced Corporate Services Manager who will be confident in your ability to engage with Indigenous people, members of the Indigenous mental health sector and a range of other key stakeholders. You will be: • Culturally aware and inclusive in all approaches. • Committed to nurturing collaborative working relationships. • Known for ‘getting things done’ and have a track record of delivery through collaboration of effective and enduring communication strategies. • A person with exceptional standards of personal integrity. • Able to write well and express yourself clearly and with confidence. • Are highly organised and proactive in delivering requirements to meet deadlines. • Practical and proactive in improving workplace processes. • Future focused and able to create and build on networks and connections. Essential Requirements • Cultural competency covering an understanding of Indigenous people and their communities including policy matters related to the role • Knowledge of health and human services, and in particular mental health Desirable Requirements • Experience in a not-for-profit organisation • Qualifications in the mental health area Selection Criteria 1. Experience in financial auditing and reporting. 2. Experience in staff management and development and ability to use initiative and problem solving to achieve results in accordance with practices and policies. 3. Advanced competency in Microsoft Office and high-level attention to detail. 4. Proven ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Indigenous people, stakeholders, and communities. 5. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with sound judgement, good humour, tact, discretion, and confidentiality. 6. An understanding of the mental health area as it relates to Indigenous people.
• A full- time appointment for one year • An attractive remuneration package with salary packaging opportunities
The role is based in Canberra, ACT. How to apply: Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “Gayaa Dhuwi Corporate Services Manager”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum four pages] responding to both the essential and desirable requirements, and the six selection criteria as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role Applications must be received by midnight 24 March 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. How to get more information: Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Jessica Newman Email: [email protected] Ph: (02) 8001 6603