Director Poche SA + NT

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available for 3 years
Reporting to:
Vice-President and Executive Dean
College of Medicine and Public Health
A dynamic, progressive institution with a well-justified reputation for excellence in teaching and research, Flinders University seeks to appoint a Director, Poche SA+NT within the College of Medicine and Public Health.
The Director, Poche SA+NT will make a significant contribution to developing the capability of the Indigenous health workforce. This position will establish the College of Medicine and Public Health (CMPH) and Flinders University more generally as a national and international centre of excellence in research, education and community engagement in Indigenous Health, with a particular focus on developing leaders in Indigenous health.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is a priority area for Flinders University and we have initiatives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health distributed across a diverse Central Australian Corridor from South Australia to the Northern Territory. The Director will be based at the Bedford Park campus (negotiable), with direct leadership and supervisory responsibilities for all Poche SA+NT locations (currently Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin). Poche SA+NT works in close liaison with other Flinders entities, including other Colleges, the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Yunggorendi Student Engagement, as well as the Rural and Remote Health SA & NT Discipline within CMPH. The Director will join the CMPH Executive and provide input into the overall direction of the College and will be expected to partner with Indigenous health entities across South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Australia more generally.
In accordance with the University’s Employment Strategy for Indigenous Australians and pursuant to section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 SA as amended, applications are invited from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.

Key Position Responsibilities

  • Leading the implementation of the Poche strategic agenda, and the development of Indigenous health leaders that make an impact in research, education, and policy nationally.
  • Leading the development and implementation of a ‘life-course’ curriculum, that provides appropriate and flexible content, delivery of educational packages and new Aboriginal teaching pedagogies to Indigenous people from high school through to professional development for those in the work force.
  • Developing and maintaining productive strategic collaborations and networks with local, national, and international Indigenous communities and organisations (with emphasis on collaborations throughout the Australian central corridor).
  • Developing essential links and foster research excellence with researchers, Indigenous communities, and organisations external to Flinders University in order to support the successful communication and translation of research outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.
  • Providing strategic and policy related leadership in Indigenous health matters for Aboriginal Communities, the CMPH and Flinders University more generally as required.
  • Identifying and monitoring funding opportunities in line with Indigenous community needs and expectations that the CMPH serves, with the ability to collaborate with research and education teams.
  • Supporting, developing, implementing, and monitoring relevant programs and initiatives arising from the Flinders University Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Cultural Safety and College Indigenous Policies.
  • Leading the identification, development, and implementation of strategies to improve business performance within the Poche Centre in collaboration with the leadership team of the College and other University stakeholders.
  • Leading and facilitating the development, review and documentation of tertiary systems, policies, and procedures to achieve continuous improvement in the provision of services while ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory bodies and legislation.
  • Collaborating with a range of College and University contributors to facilitate recruitment and retention to successful graduation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for the full range of health-related courses of study at Flinders University, and successful transition of those students into the workforce.
  • Facilitation of cross institutional/partner organisations to collaborate on research projects to build the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and well-being workforce.
  • Contributing to the development of a culturally-safe and culturally-secure, effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce in the Indigenous health domain through participation on relevant internal and external committees and close liaison with the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Yunggorendi Student Engagement, Flinders Northern Territory, the Centre for Remote Health and the Top End, Central Australian, and South Australian Indigenous Reference Groups.
  • Liaising with, and contributing to, the workforce development of Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff members within the CMPH’s metropolitan and regional programmes in South Australia and the Northern Territory and with partner Aboriginal organisations and communities.
  • Contributing, as appropriate, to the support needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and the development of a culturally safe and secure environment in the CMPH at Flinders University.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.
     

Key Position Capabilities

  • Proven ability to manage and lead centre staff through setting directions, effectively responding to complex, and changing environments and applying sound judgement.
  • Completion of a post graduate qualification and extensive relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated record of establishing and fostering successful relationships with external bodies including government, industry, non-profit, professional bodies, and Indigenous communities.
  • Experience in Indigenous health teaching and curriculum development and evaluation in a geographically diverse educational institution.
  • Evidence of leadership and extensive involvement in teaching Indigenous perspectives in health, including teaching and pathway development within Indigenous communities.
  • Demonstrated track record of competitive and innovative grant applications and leadership ability to source research funding opportunities.
  • Understanding of health research and the importance of knowledge translation for improvements in health.
  • Strong commitment to the linkage and application of current research/practice to teaching and academic support with an understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, and scholarship.
  • Evidence of expertise in Indigenous health care policies and priorities, emerging issues, and future strategic directions at a state and national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic relationships with high-level internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of issues in intercultural communication and models of cultural safety/security/competence.
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication and negotiation skills in a range of cross-cultural contexts.

For further information and initial enquiries, please contact Angad Roy in the Sydney office of the executive search firm Perrett Laver at angad.roy@perrettlaver.com  or on +61 2 8051 3018.

To submit an application for the role please contact Angad Roy using the above details, or visit the Perrett Laver website.

The Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid ‘Working with Children Clearance’ (Ochre Card). These positions involve child related work and are assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card. 

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

14 Jun 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available for 3 years
Reporting to:
Vice-President and Executive Dean
College of Medicine and Public Health
A dynamic, progressive institution with a well-justified reputation for excellence in teaching and research, Flinders University seeks to appoint a Director, Poche SA+NT within the College of Medicine and Public Health.
The Director, Poche SA+NT will make a significant contribution to developing the capability of the Indigenous health workforce. This position will establish the College of Medicine and Public Health (CMPH) and Flinders University more generally as a national and international centre of excellence in research, education and community engagement in Indigenous Health, with a particular focus on developing leaders in Indigenous health.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is a priority area for Flinders University and we have initiatives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health distributed across a diverse Central Australian Corridor from South Australia to the Northern Territory. The Director will be based at the Bedford Park campus (negotiable), with direct leadership and supervisory responsibilities for all Poche SA+NT locations (currently Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin). Poche SA+NT works in close liaison with other Flinders entities, including other Colleges, the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Yunggorendi Student Engagement, as well as the Rural and Remote Health SA & NT Discipline within CMPH. The Director will join the CMPH Executive and provide input into the overall direction of the College and will be expected to partner with Indigenous health entities across South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Australia more generally.
In accordance with the University’s Employment Strategy for Indigenous Australians and pursuant to section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 SA as amended, applications are invited from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.

Key Position Responsibilities

  • Leading the implementation of the Poche strategic agenda, and the development of Indigenous health leaders that make an impact in research, education, and policy nationally.
  • Leading the development and implementation of a ‘life-course’ curriculum, that provides appropriate and flexible content, delivery of educational packages and new Aboriginal teaching pedagogies to Indigenous people from high school through to professional development for those in the work force.
  • Developing and maintaining productive strategic collaborations and networks with local, national, and international Indigenous communities and organisations (with emphasis on collaborations throughout the Australian central corridor).
  • Developing essential links and foster research excellence with researchers, Indigenous communities, and organisations external to Flinders University in order to support the successful communication and translation of research outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.
  • Providing strategic and policy related leadership in Indigenous health matters for Aboriginal Communities, the CMPH and Flinders University more generally as required.
  • Identifying and monitoring funding opportunities in line with Indigenous community needs and expectations that the CMPH serves, with the ability to collaborate with research and education teams.
  • Supporting, developing, implementing, and monitoring relevant programs and initiatives arising from the Flinders University Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Cultural Safety and College Indigenous Policies.
  • Leading the identification, development, and implementation of strategies to improve business performance within the Poche Centre in collaboration with the leadership team of the College and other University stakeholders.
  • Leading and facilitating the development, review and documentation of tertiary systems, policies, and procedures to achieve continuous improvement in the provision of services while ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory bodies and legislation.
  • Collaborating with a range of College and University contributors to facilitate recruitment and retention to successful graduation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for the full range of health-related courses of study at Flinders University, and successful transition of those students into the workforce.
  • Facilitation of cross institutional/partner organisations to collaborate on research projects to build the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and well-being workforce.
  • Contributing to the development of a culturally-safe and culturally-secure, effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce in the Indigenous health domain through participation on relevant internal and external committees and close liaison with the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Yunggorendi Student Engagement, Flinders Northern Territory, the Centre for Remote Health and the Top End, Central Australian, and South Australian Indigenous Reference Groups.
  • Liaising with, and contributing to, the workforce development of Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff members within the CMPH’s metropolitan and regional programmes in South Australia and the Northern Territory and with partner Aboriginal organisations and communities.
  • Contributing, as appropriate, to the support needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and the development of a culturally safe and secure environment in the CMPH at Flinders University.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.
     

Key Position Capabilities

  • Proven ability to manage and lead centre staff through setting directions, effectively responding to complex, and changing environments and applying sound judgement.
  • Completion of a post graduate qualification and extensive relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated record of establishing and fostering successful relationships with external bodies including government, industry, non-profit, professional bodies, and Indigenous communities.
  • Experience in Indigenous health teaching and curriculum development and evaluation in a geographically diverse educational institution.
  • Evidence of leadership and extensive involvement in teaching Indigenous perspectives in health, including teaching and pathway development within Indigenous communities.
  • Demonstrated track record of competitive and innovative grant applications and leadership ability to source research funding opportunities.
  • Understanding of health research and the importance of knowledge translation for improvements in health.
  • Strong commitment to the linkage and application of current research/practice to teaching and academic support with an understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research, and scholarship.
  • Evidence of expertise in Indigenous health care policies and priorities, emerging issues, and future strategic directions at a state and national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic relationships with high-level internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of issues in intercultural communication and models of cultural safety/security/competence.
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication and negotiation skills in a range of cross-cultural contexts.

For further information and initial enquiries, please contact Angad Roy in the Sydney office of the executive search firm Perrett Laver at angad.roy@perrettlaver.com  or on +61 2 8051 3018.

To submit an application for the role please contact Angad Roy using the above details, or visit the Perrett Laver website.

The Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid ‘Working with Children Clearance’ (Ochre Card). These positions involve child related work and are assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card. 

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

14 Jun 2021
View or Apply

Similar Positions