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Executive Officer - Tennant Creek

Executive Officer, Domestic and Family Violence Service - Tennant Creek Women's Refuge

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.

We are seeking an experienced senior executive with significant community services experience (ideally 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.

For more information about TCWR, see:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. Due to the nature of the role, only female applicants are eligible.

Enquiries: Kate Horsey, Matrix Consulting and Training

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