Director Poche SA+NT, College of Medicine and Public Health
Adelaide, South AustraliaApply Now
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t: +61 2 8051 3018
Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research
Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience
Closing Date: 14/06/2021
About Flinders University
A dynamic, progressive institution with a well-justified reputation for excellence in teaching and research, Flinders University seeks to appoint a Director, Poche SA+NT within the College of Medicine and Public Health.
Flinders’ bold vision, captured by our Strategic Plan Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
The Director, Poche SA+NT will make a significant contribution to developing the capability of the Indigenous health workforce. This position will establish the College of Medicine and Public Health (CMPH) and Flinders University more generally as a national and international centre of excellence in research, education and community engagement in Indigenous Health, with a particular focus on developing leaders in Indigenous health.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is a priority area for Flinders University and we have initiatives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health distributed across a diverse Central Australian Corridor from South Australia to the Northern Territory. The Director will be based at the Bedford Park campus (negotiable), with direct leadership and supervisory responsibilities for all Poche SA+NT locations (currently Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin). Poche SA+NT works in close liaison with other Flinders entities, including other Colleges, the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Yunggorendi Student Engagement, as well as the Rural and Remote Health SA & NT Discipline within CMPH. The Director will join the CMPH Executive and provide input into the overall direction of the College and will be expected to partner with Indigenous health entities across South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Australia more generally.
In accordance with the University’s Employment Strategy for Indigenous Australians and pursuant to section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 SA as amended, applications are invited from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.
Key Position Capabilities
It is a requirement that a relevant Child Related Employment Screening be undertaken in accordance with the rural and remote work site location.
The 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). These positions involve child related work and are assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.
For South Australia it is a requirement of this position that the incumbent maintain a current Child Related Employment Screening which is satisfactory to the University in accordance with the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA).
A National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will be required by Flinders University before the successful applicant can commence in this position. If you have any queries in this regard, please raise them with the named contact person in this Position Description in the first instance.
For further information and initial enquiries, please contact Angad Roy in the Sydney office of the executive search firm Perrett Laver at email@example.com or on +61 2 8051 3018.
To apply, please upload your curriculum vitae and support covering letter using the apply now button below.