First listed on: 29 July 2017

Chief Executive

Far West Local Health District - Broken Hill Location

Health Service senior executive Band 2

Role Outline

The Chief Executive (CE) provides pivotal and strategic leadership, direction and management of the Local Health District (LHD) and with the Board, is responsible for sound governance to ensure that the LHD fulfils its statutory operating and reporting requirements and meets its obligations to deliver quality services to budget and which meet quality performance standards and strategic priorities.

Key challenges vital to the success of the CE include:

  • Ensuring the health service plan for the local population is implemented appropriately, so that residents are able to access appropriate treatment when needed and as close as possible to where they live, in the face of significant national and international workforce supply issues within the health sector
  • Operating within budget, while meeting the growth in demand for health services and being responsive to the changing needs and priorities of the community
  • Leading in a highly demanding and complex environment with front-line exposure to a multiplicity of stakeholders and vested interests, including operating under the close scrutiny of public and media groups, politicians, representatives of health workers and other lobby groups.

For further information, download the role description.

Applying for this Role

You are required to submit a one page covering letter, describing your suitability for this role and a resume of no more than five pages.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong record of achievement in management at executive level in a significant and geographically dispersed organisation delivering health, human or other complex services
  • Proven track record of effective operational management at a senior level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the health sector, in particular administration of the public health system
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent relevant experience

This is an ongoing, full time, Band 2, Health Service senior executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $267,877 to $299,988 per annum, with annual performance reviews will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please contact Dr Andrew Refshauge, Board Chair, Far West Local Health District on 08 8080 1121 should you have any additional questions regarding the role.


  • The selection methods for this role are in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 executive structure and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector.
  • 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 suitability for appointment. For further information, refer to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.
  • Only Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply.
  • Relevant standard screening checks will be undertaken following interviews e.g. National Criminal Records Checks, Service Checks, Proof of ID (100 – point ID Checks) etc.
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Applications close: Sunday 13 August 2017 (11.59pm)

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