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Palliative Care SA

Palliative Care SA is the peak body for palliative care services and supporters in South Australia, promoting quality palliative care and access for all South Australians through advocacy, information provision and education to build community capacity and service responsiveness.  Established in 1985 as an incorporated association, the organisation is supported by the SA Government, the Australian Government Department of Health, organisational and individual members, other groups and funders.  A founding and current member of Palliative Care Australia, Palliative Care SA contributes to national policies and initiatives in collaboration with the other state and territory palliative care peak bodies. 

Reporting to the Board, and maintaining a close working relationship with the Chair, the primary responsibilities for the Executive Officer include:

  • providing strategic leadership and advice to the Board and the team, including development and execution of the strategic plan;
  • representing the organisation and its interests on committees and in forums at state, national and community levels;
  • maintaining productive relationships with key stakeholders across government, health and community entities and members;
  • leading effective financial management, risk and compliance;
  • marketing the organisation’s advocacy activities and training programs and forums;
  • providing a contemporary framework for all aspects of people and culture including managing organisational change to support the objectives of PCSA.

Applications are encouraged from candidates able to demonstrate proven management capability, an understanding of corporate and organisational governance requirements including working with a Board, sound judgement, high level relationship and partnership building skills, a collaborative working style and a genuine empathy for and commitment to the mission of this important organisation.  Experience managing a financially sustainable organisation is important.  An understanding of the palliative and healthcare environment in which the PCSA operates and a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline are desirable. 

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Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8849.

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