Director Poche SA+NT

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

Position Details

  • Available for 5 years | Full-Time

  • Academic Level D | 148,986 – 163,910 p.a. or

  • Academic Level E | $191,274 p.a.

  • Location: Flinders University Campuses, negotiable SA or NT

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About Poche SA + NT

The Poche SA + NT centre is focused on building healthy country, healthy communities, and health leaders throughout Australia’s central corridor, across the Northern Territory and South Australia. Our focus is on improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people through collaborative, holistic and community-driven approaches.


About the Role

In this role you will provide strategic leadership to further establish the College and Flinders University as a national and international centre of excellence in research, education and community engagement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health with an emphasis on developing future leaders and developing the capability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

Based in one of our campuses, with direct leadership and supervisory responsibilities for all locations of the Poche Centre (currently Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin), you will work in close liaison with other Flinders entities, including other Colleges, the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Yunggorendi Student Engagement, and the Rural and Remote Discipline within the College of Medicine and Public Health. More specifically, you will:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a ‘life-course’ curriculum, that provides appropriate and flexible content delivery of educational packages and new Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander teaching pedagogies.

  • Make a significant contribution to ethical, high quality and innovative research through high-quality publications, external research grants and contracts

  • Provide effective supervision and management of the Centre’s staff to drive high performing teams.

  • Manage the Centre’s budget ensuring that resources are effectively utilised to deliver planned outcomes.

Please note, this position may be appointed at Academic Level D or Academic Level E dependent upon experience.

About You

You will demonstrate strategic, organisational and management skills and an ability to translate strategic and program objectives into operational plans with high performance outcomes. You will have a track record in health research or teaching and demonstrate an understanding of rural/remote contexts and public health approaches, and the importance of knowledge translation for improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.

Through your high level interpersonal and communication skills, you will establish and foster successful relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, government, industry, non-profit, professional bodies, staff, and students.

  • To view the full Position Description please click here

  • Please note, the filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

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

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

  • It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA).

  • 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). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

  • The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description .

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact: Jonathan Craig

Please note, the University will be operating on limited staff over the Christmas period, returning to full capacity in the New Year. We appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair review of all applications during this time and will endeavour to provide an update as soon as possible.

Applications to be submitted before 11.59pm:

11 Dec 2022

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.


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