Director Performance and Strategy - Far West NSW Local Health District - FinanceCareer

First listed on: 17 January 2021

Director Performance and Strategy

Are you ready to join a positive workplace culture and lead a team of exceptional financial professionals towards better health outcomes for some of the most vulnerable communities in NSW? This exciting new position will allow you to grow as an executive and contribute to making a meaningful difference.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Health Service Management
Remuneration: $197,387 per annum (including super) + leave + salary sacrificing
Hours Per Week: 40
Requisition ID: REQ208661
Location: Broken Hill (see link for local infomation)

About The Opportunity

The Director Performance and Strategy has senior executive responsibility and requires an exceptional leader to direct and manage the delivery of high quality, safe health services and effective and efficient finance support services across the Far West Local Health District. In the role, you will provide strategic leadership in service planning and funding optimisation including operational KPI monitoring, capacity planning, activity forecasting, and activity target setting. You will also be heavily involved in business development including growing service opportunity areas, identifying increased District income opportunities and responding to government tender opportunities. This position also provides the District direction in regards to purchasing, contracting, asset management and capital planning with management oversight of Information Communications Technology utilising a hosted service.

You will have the unique opportunity to work closely with a skilled and collaborative group of executives in delivering position outcomes. This is a challenging, yet rewarding role that comes with a generous salary and all the benefits of country living including no traffic, supportive work environment, affordable housing and a lifestyle that supports balance and wellbeing. If you are looking to challenge yourself and make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable communities in NSW, then this is the role for you.

What We Can Offer You

Working for the Far West LHD comes with the following benefits:
• 5 weeks paid annual leave per year
• Assistance with relocation
• 3 months free accommodation
• Isolation and climate allowance
• Corporate rates at local gyms
• Generous salary sacrificing and packaging
• Car leases and free parking at all facilities

About Broken Hill

Often referred to as an “Oasis in the Outback”, Broken Hill is a thriving regional town in far west NSW full of diversity, history and character. Being Australia’s first city to be Nationally Heritage Listed, Broken Hill is a culturally rich town with a vibrant art scene with over 20 galleries. The unique attractions, festivals and beautiful natural landscapes see tourists flock from all over, but the ones who stay quickly fall in love with the place and its liveability.

With a population just shy of 20,000, Broken Hill is small enough to allow for a relaxed country lifestyle, while big enough to provide all the desired facilities of a regional hub including major supermarkets and retail stores, excellent schools (7 primary & 2 high), multiple gyms & aquatic centre, well-known fast food franchises and a plethora of trendy restaurants, pubs and cafés.

Photo: Silly Goat Café, Broken Hill

The beautiful Murray-Riverina region is just 2.5 hours from Broken Hill, and after a 5-hour drive you can enjoy the beautiful Barossa Valley – South Australia’s internationally acclaimed wine region. For a town so unique, it’s really not that far away with just a short 1.15hrs flight from Adelaide, a 2hr flight from Melbourne or 2.5hrs flight from Sydney.

Broken Hill truly is a town like no other with a supportive community that will welcome you with open arms. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary Qualifications in business administration, CPA qualifications and extensive successful experience of contemporary management in finance and corporate operations.
  2. Demonstrated expertise in effectively managing the specialist functional areas within the Performance and Strategy Directorate, including Finance, Health Information Data management, Asset Management, Corporate Services, Procurement, Contract management, and Information Communications Technology.
  3. Senior management experience in strategy development and business planning including providing strategic leadership and influencing and leading change at an executive level.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of corporate governance, audit, compliance requirements and risk management principles and practice.
  5. Demonstrated achievement in successfully leading and developing capability of multidisciplinary teams; coaching and advising managers; meeting performance goals; and fostering a positive workplace culture.
  6. Proven experience in providing strategic and operational financial analysis and advice to senior executives and stakeholders, with demonstrated ability to implement organisation-wide financial and accounting strategies and programs.
  7. Exceptional stakeholder management, negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills and extensive experience building, sustaining and leveraging effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders within and across various functional areas to achieve optimal business outcomes.
  8. Current driver’s license and willingness to travel.

About the Far West LHD

The Far West Local Health District is one of 15 LHDs under NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. FWLHD has a mandate to provide the highest quality care and services to its communities using the latest clinical evidence and technological enablers. Our vision is to create excellence in rural and remote healthcare.

Key to our success of course, is our people. Our workforce is inclusive and diverse. We employ well over 800 clinicians and support staff across our 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia. In the Far West LHD, we are working together to make a real difference to the health outcomes for our communities. We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

Need more information?
For more information about this exciting opportunity, please view the Position Description
For role related queries or questions contact Fiona Lawrance, Director People and Culture on 

Applications Close: 14/02/2021

To view the position description or submit your applications please click the 'Apply' button below.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethical Practices, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and promote a smoke-free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks conducted for all positions.