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Executive Officer – DFV Service, Tennant Creek

Organisation : Tennant Creek Women's Refuge

Location : Darwin, NT Regional (Alice Springs)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Community Services, Operations Management, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Families, Indigenous, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Package circa $140,000 + salary sacrificing

Application closing date : 24 Jan, 2021

About the role

  • Package circa $140,000

  • Female identified position, as per section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991

Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge (TCWR) is a well-regarded women’s refuge providing crisis accommodation, counselling and outreach services in the Barkly region. Following a period of disjointed leadership, the organisation is currently under the administration of Territory Families.

This role is a great leadership opportunity for a seasoned community services executive to deliver transformative, well supported change to an essential service; and lead the organisation out of administration.   

While stabilising day to day operations and financial management, the successful candidate will work closely with government, sector and advisory bodies to identify and implement collaborative arrangements and other initiatives that will strengthen service delivery and support to meet the needs of women and their children experiencing all forms of violence. 

Key aspects of the role will include stabilising and supporting staff, careful implementation of practice improvements and ensuring that sound financial management procedures are followed. Alongside the larger change agenda, attention to day to day detail and administration will be important.   

With government funding support via the Barkly Regional Deal and recent reviews of the service system for DFV in the region, there is solid support for change at both a sectoral and organisational level.

This is a fixed term 12-month contract with scope to extend.

About You

We are seeking an experienced senior executive with significant community services experience in the DFV sector, who has demonstrated capacity for stabilising an organisation and a collaborative approach to leading organisational and sector change.  Your capacity to support and strengthen a team and facilitate practice and administrative improvement will be essential.  

In addition to well-developed strategic and communication skills and practical hands-on management capability, you will have a good understanding of the dynamics and issues of domestic and family violence for aboriginal women and their children.  Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous issues and culture and the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people is important to the role.

Ideally, you will have experience working in remote communities and their complexities; and you will take a consultative, culturally appropriate approach to bring real value to this role. 

An appealing salary package is on offer that includes private use of a vehicle and phone, 6 weeks annual leave, rental and relocation assistance and salary sacrifice opportunities. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Tennant Creek Women's Refuge

For more information about TCWR, see: www.tcwr.org.au  

How to apply

To apply, please send your application by email to kate.horsey@mobct.com.au or apply via the relevant jobs site. Your application should include:

  • A cover letter highlighting what you can bring to this role (maximum 2 pages)
  • Your current CV

(Note there is no requirement to respond to selection criteria at this stage of the recruiting process.)

Applications close: midnight Sunday 24 January 2021; however, we encourage you to express your interest as soon as possible.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and initial interviews will be conducted via phone or video conferencing.  

Enquiries: Kate Horsey Matrix Consulting and Training

E-mail:   kate.horsey@mobct.com.au

Ph: 08 8985 1728


Please quote in application: Executive Officer - DFV Service, Tennant Creek via Pro Bono Australia.


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