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Executive Manager Community Engagement, Health Promotion and Cultural Integrity

Executive Manager Community Engagement, Health Promotion and Cultural Integrity

Mount Isa

Full Time

Closes Monday, 25th of September

Job description:

The Executive Manager - Community Engagement, Health Promotion and Cultural Integrity will support the work of the Chief Executive Officer and will lead Gidgee Healing with its community stakeholder engagement and organisation cultural development initiatives.

The role will take the organisational lead in:

  • overseeing the regular liaison with community groups
  • facilitation of community forums and reporting processes in cohort with the Senior Management Team
  • embedding cultural integrity and consistency into all service delivery practices
  • effective community engagement and responsive client practices in a culturally safe way as part of the Senior Management Team the position

Ideal candidates will possess soft skills such as great leadership, effective communication, problem-solving, coaching and teamwork skills. These skills will aid in promoting a culture of community safe practice that is enabled through guidance and learning. As the Executive Manager - Community Engagement and Cultural Integrity, you will be well-equipped with the culturally appropriate health practice base features, functionality and be able to communicate this to teams effectively. As managers in a fast-paced and community-driven environment, you will have to be able to identify concepts and ideas and come up with solutions quickly.

Job scope:

  • Developing community relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities within the Gidgee Healing catchment area
  • Enhancing knowledge of employees on responding to community needs
  • Ensuring a culturally-appropriate practice across the service
  • Identifying appropriate induction and orientation techniques for new employees who are not Aboriginal or Torres strait Islander identified.
  • Identifying emerging leaders from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce and providing coaching and support to maximise their career paths
  • Implementing systems of accountability and responsibility
  • Ensuring that practice policies and procedures relating to cultural matters are up-to-date and working according to function, as well as ensuring that employees complying with these
  • Providing relevant coaching, training and support to champion a community responsive culture
  • Work effectively across the organization with stakeholders, change management, service teams, trainers, curriculum developers and subject matter experts to assist in the develop and support of new and existing products, features, and services.
  • Support SMT in developing comprehensive reports for management and funding bodies as required

Core Competencies

  • You will be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, with sell developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexibly You enjoy being part of a multi-disciplinary team and participating in knowledge exchange.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and cultures and the diversity of issues affecting indigenous people particularly in Mount Isa and the Lower Gulf Communities.
  • The position supports the provision of strategic guidance, operational leadership and management including cultural sensitivity within the facility to ensure the provision of high-level primary health care that meets the needs of the community.
  • You will possess a minimum of eight years of directly related experience including five years in a senior managerial capacity with a similar institution.
  • A significant understanding of the Australian not-for-profit sector
  • An understanding of not-for-profit income generation (Medicare, grants etc.)
  • Strong knowledge and proven capability in community consultation and developing community relations
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and implementation skills with advanced problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal communication skills with the capability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Strong relationship building capacity and the ability to relate well to people with diverse experience and backgrounds working across a wide range of functions and competencies
  • Ability to work autonomously without supervision

Key Result Areas

  1. Review of Community Engagement Strategies and Plans
  2. Develop and review adequacy and effectiveness of the organisations customer service strategy in cohort with SMT.
  3. Develop accountability structures and monitor the performance indicators for cultural awareness and practice across the Organisation
  4. Develop and maintain regular community group forums


Bachelor’s degree in Health, Community Services, or business related degree (desirable). Diploma/Advanced Diploma Aboriginal Primary Health Care (highly desirable)


Understanding of Aboriginal Health Services and Community Controlled Organisations

Knowledge of Community Engagement principles


  • Strategic leadership
  • Data analytical skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective communication skills
  • High level of integrity.
  • Ability to understand business processes and good awareness of functional relationships within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisation.
  • Understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts.
  • Management and supervisory skills.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.

The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), s 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld)

For further information on this position please contact Human Resources at 07 4749 6510 or

Applications are to be received by 12 noon Monday 25th September 2023.

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