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Board Chair – Remunerated

Organisation : COORDINARE

Location : NSW Regional (Wollongong)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Board & Committee Members, Community Services, Healthcare & Medical, Management

Sector : Aged Care & Seniors, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Lead a change agent that's creating a coordinated regional health system
  • South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network - 50,000km footprint.
  • Bimonthly face to face board meetings in Wollongong plus other commitments

The Organisation
COORDINARE is the Primary Health Network (PHN) for South Eastern NSW, supporting primary care in the region to be person centred, accessible; equitable; safe, comprehensive, population orientated and coordinated across all parts of the health system.

COORDINARE provides a unique blend of private and public perspectives and innovative thinking which aims to ultimately transform the health of people in the region. COORDINARE is a change agent that uses its influence to create a coordinated regional health system, with the ultimate outcome being healthy, resilient communities.
COORDINARE commenced operations as the South Eastern NSW PHN in July 2015 and has a 50,000km footprint from Helensburg in the north, covering large areas of the Traditional Lands of the Yuin, Dharawal, Ngunnawal/Ngambri and the Ngarigo nations, down to the NSW Victorian boarder.

COORDINARE is led by a skills-based board and is comprised of an Independent Chair, 3 member-nominated and 5 independent directors, including the deputy chair. The member-nominated directors bring governance and industry expertise in aged care, education, research and evaluation, and private health insurance. The independent directors bring complementary skill-sets.

The Role
The board of directors is seeking a new Chair for a three year renewable term, following the decision of the inaugural chair, Richard Spencer, of six years to step down in September 2021. On average your commitment would be a day a week and is a remunerated position.

PHNs operate in a dynamic and ever-changing health care landscape. They are unique to the Australian health system architecture being among the few organisations required to traverse and serve national, state, and regional agendas. They are increasingly engaged by their primary funder, the Federal Government, in the implementation of major health care reforms and initiatives in areas such as mental health and digital health, disaster and pandemic responses and aged care.

In NSW, PHNs are well placed to play a systemic role in advancing the priorities of the NSW Government in integrated care, collaborative commissioning, value-based care and elevating the human experience.

Skills Required
In this context, and given the leadership and pathfinding role COORDINARE seeks to play, the desirable attributes required of an incoming Chair are;

  • National and state health and social care system standing and strategic insights
  • Extensive professional networks within health and related sectors
  • Capacity to grasp regional health care challenges and assist in extending relationships
  • Willingness, appetite and skills to play a leadership and representational role
  • High level experience in previous governance and leadership roles ideally in the not-for-profit and/or health sectors, with a strong preference for previous experience as a Chair
  • A steward of good governance and a practitioner of best practice corporate principles
  • Financial literacy expected of a Chair and Director
  • A degree of regional prominence would be desirable but not essential

If you have an affiliation with the vision and purpose of COORDINARE and a commitment to this critical governance role,  then please phone Richard Green, Director at NGO Recruitment on 02 8243 0570 to discuss your interest. Alternatively, please submit your expression of interest including a CV and a cover letter responding to the candidate attributes and skills required quoting vacancy #755573

About the organisation

Organisation Name : COORDINARE

How to apply


Please quote in application: Board Chair – Remunerated via Pro Bono Australia.


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