Director Finance and Performance, MNCLHD Job at Ministry of Health – in Mid North Coast NSW

District Director, Finance and Performance – HSSE Band 1

Mid North Coast Local Health District

Port Macquarie, NSW

High profile executive leadership role, reporting to the Chief Executive

Outstanding opportunity to impact this regional health service and the communities served

Beautiful coastal location with excellent salary package and conditions

About the role

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) extends from Port Macquarie in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north, along the picturesque and popular coastal strip of NSW, and serves a population of 215,000. It has a workforce of 4,300 across seven hospital sites, operates to a budget of c$740m, and is led by Mr Stewart Dowrick, CEO. MNCLHD is financially robust, with excellent performance outcomes across its main clinical services, and enjoys strong relationships with its numerous stakeholders and partners including the local PHN, academic and research partners, neighbouring health districts and the wider community.

MNCLHD are seeking a strong, commercially focused and experienced District Director, Finance and Performance (DDFP). Reporting to the CE and based from Port Macquarie, this person is a critical business partner for the executive team, providing support and advice to the CE and the Board relating to financial strategy, performance, risk, governance, capital expenditure and other key strategic and operational matters. The DDFP leads all aspects of financial and performance operations which ensure continuous, effective service with a responsive and accountable customer focus. The DDFP provides inspirational leadership to a direct team of 8 and a much larger indirect team, fostering a responsive, future focused and contemporary culture which supports staff to deliver true excellence. Critical to this person’s success will be their capacity to forge strong relationships with key stakeholders including NSW Health, the local PHN, academic and research partners, neighbouring health districts and the wider community.

About you

To succeed in this role, you’ll be a contemporary executive finance leader, CA or CPA, with significant experience managing financial strategies within large, complex organisations. Your experience may have been gained within a government or public sector agency; alternatively we will consider private / NFP experience, in which case you’ll ideally have interfaced with government funders, stakeholders or partners in some capacity within your recent career. Critical to your success will be your ability to lead, motivate and inspire your team to be the very best, within a highly challenging and demanding environment.

This represents a unique and exciting opportunity to support world class healthcare across this thriving and growing community. It also offers the prospect of living in the beautiful and picturesque Mid North Coast of NSW and becoming part of the friendly and community centred culture which the area is renowned for.

For further information about the organisation, the role and living in this beautiful region, please download the CANDIDATE INFORMATION PACK.

Applying for this Role

You are required to submit a one page covering letter, including a short statement in response to the two targeted questions below:

Describe a challenging situation in which you provided executive level financial leadership across a complex, distributed organisation and outline your key achievements.

Give an example of when you have had to manage a complex stakeholder group (perhaps including a Board). How did you bring stakeholders with you and what were your key success metrics?

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate will have:
Relevant tertiary and/or postgraduate qualifications in accountancy, economics, commerce, finance or a related discipline and professional standing for current membership or eligibility for membership of a recognised Australian accounting body.

Extensive experience in budget management, financial management and development and implementation of financial management policy, systems, controls and reporting arrangements at a senior level.

Extensive experience in preparing and evaluating complex submissions, developing and negotiating pricing and funding models, and providing high level strategic advice on budgeting, pricing and economic appraisals at executive level.

This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, Health Service Senior Executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $228,893 – $252,523 per annum with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Rob Macmillan, Partner Health – Derwent Search or Madison Milliner at [email protected] or call 02 9091 3266.

Please click here to apply for the advert through the Health Career Portal (search by job reference number REQ264824).

COVID-19 vaccination is now a mandatory requirement for all NSW Health employees. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status upon joining to support this recruitment process.

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The selection methods for this role are in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector.

Applicants must respond to the two targeted questions and submit an up to date resume. For further guidance, refer to Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

Applicants will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the capabilities outlined in the Role Description. These will be assessed through the recruitment process to determine their suitability for appointment. For further information, refer to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.

To be eligible for employment, you must be one of the following:

An Australian citizen;

A permanent resident of Australia;

A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport; or

A citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia; and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.

Relevant standard screening checks will be undertaken following interviews e.g. National Police Check, Service Checks, Proof of ID etc.

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Applications close: Sunday 31st October (11.59pm)

About the Company

Company: Ministry of Health –

Company Location:  Mid North Coast NSW

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