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Executive Officer, Chiropractic

Job no: V10728 - close 23/07
Work type: Ongoing Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Management

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health professionals. The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to provide safe care are registered.

The role of Executive Officer - Chiropractic is to work within the management structures of AHPRA National Office to provide high-level executive support, leadership and guidance to the Chiropractic Board of Australia (the National Board) and AHPRA.

They are responsible for facilitating the satisfactory delivery of the expected outcomes of the Health Profession Agreement that will be developed between AHPRA and the National Board. The Executive Officer is responsible for developing and managing key relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally and for maintaining the reputation and credibility of both AHPRA and the National Board.

In this role you will:

  • Provide executive leadership to the National Board in relation to the establishment, co-ordination and maintenance of systems and structures to ensure proper registration and regulation of the profession
  • Actively assist the National Board with the development of strategy and planning in the context of the current NRAS Strategy and the Health Profession Agreement
  • Provide high quality advice that reflects consideration of scheme-wide impacts and external regulatory, political and stakeholder contexts to guide the National Board in the development of policy, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality secretariat service to the National Board
  • Provide high quality advice, information and guidance to AHPRA’s executive management
  • Develop papers, terms of reference, policies and guidelines for consideration by the National Board, analyse and report to the National Board on policy and standards matters raised by stakeholder groups

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as regulation, public health, policy, government administration or other relevant degree.
  • Strategic and critical thinking with the ability to demonstrate an understanding of how governments regulate in the public interest through risk-based approaches.
  • Adaptability and receptiveness to new ideas and ways of working; cooperating successfully with others in the pursuit of team goals, responds and adjusting easily to changing work demands and circumstances.
  • Sound research, analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills and capacity to provide robust advice to support decision-making
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills including the ability to negotiate and influence others, manage consultation processes and relate to a wide range of clients or stakeholders.
  • A persuasive public speaker with the ability to represent AHPRA and the National Board externally at forums and meetings.
  • Organisational and cultural awareness, with an outstanding track record of building constructive and respectful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level collaboration skills, with the ability to drive efforts across professions and to coach and develop others.
  • High levels of professionalism and probity, preparedness to engage responsibly with risk, sound judgment, courage, resilience and a high level of self-awareness.

What we offer:

  • A friendly and supportive working culture with an active social club
  • Great work/life balance with generous provisions for personal leave, annual leave loading, and the ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Sophisticated open plan workspaces in a 5 star rated building
  • Attractive base salary of $127,677 per annum

To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application and view the position description
  • Your application must include a resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the requirements in the position description
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Eva Saar on 03 8708 9052
  • Closing Date:11.30pm 23 July 2019

 Offer of employment is subject to successful background (pre-employment screening) and Criminal History checks.

AHPRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

With respect, no agencies please.

Position Description:Download File Executive Officer 20190520.pdf

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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