Deputy Chief Executive Officer

  • Full Time

Website Garnduwa

About this Job

(50D Identified Position)

Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan (Garnduwa) is the Kimberley’s leading Aboriginal Sport & Recreation organisation. We drive change in remote communities, working side by side with community members to improve lives, create overall wellbeing and promote healthy and happy lifestyles.


About the Role 

As the Deputy CEO, you will be providing leadership and direction to our management team whilst overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organisation.  The Deputy CEO position plays an important role in the continued respect for culture and tradition, as well as striving for continuous improvement and ensuring we are impacting our communities consistently and positively.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, advice, support and undertake reporting to the CEO on day-to-day operations of Garnduwa;
  • Represent Garnduwa at key meetings at the community, Regional, State and National level;
  • Lobby Government, funding bodies and other relevant organisations and develop partnerships and networks to promote the aims of Garnduwa;
  • Identify strategic opportunities that support the ongoing financial sustainability of the organisation and drive implementation;
  • Provide organisational leadership on stakeholder engagement to support program delivery;
  • Plan, manage and coordinate the implementation of specific projects within Garnduwa;
  • Provide leadership to the Management Team in operational planning, budgeting, financial and non-financial reporting;
  • In consultation with the CEO and members of the Management Team, develop and implement policies and practices for the efficient running of the organisation;
  • Create an environment and culture that focuses on fulfilling Garnduwa’s mission, vision, and values;
  • Ensure organisational effective management and reporting on the health and safety of the workplace;
  • Ensure that the organisation complies with the statutory requirements of all applicable Commonwealth and State legislation and with the conditions imposed on grant funds by funding bodies; and
  • Provide leadership on risk management and organisational compliance with all internal Garnduwa policies and procedures.


What Garnduwa is Looking For:

  • Knowledge of the Kimberley and remote communities located within the region and, proven ability to provide successful leadership on remote program delivery.
  • Proven well-developed understanding and working knowledge of community development initiatives and the utilisation of sports, art and culture in community capacity building.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional organisational and management skills in an organisational leadership role.
  • Experience in risk management & WH&S.


Desirable Qualifications (or demonstrated detailed working knowledge)

  • Finance Management
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Management


A fantastic opportunity to join a well-renowned, respected, and long-standing organisation, and develop your experience in Indigenous health and wellbeing.


Australian Aboriginality is a genuine occupational requirement of this position – Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act


About the Benefits

Stepping into this important role will see you contributing toward Garnduwa’s ultimate goal of achieving long-lasting improvements in the opportunities for and participation of Aboriginal people in purposeful recreational and sporting activities.


In recognition of your commitment and hard work, you will be offered an attractive employment salary between $150 000 and $170 000 plus super and salary sacrificing! 


You will also be eligible to receive a range of additional benefits including:

  • Personal flight subsidy
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Gifted leave over the Christmas/holiday period
  • Health & wellbeing allowance and access to company-funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Opportunities - experience all the Kimberley Region has to offer!
  • Flexible work arrangement available


How to Apply

  • Please complete the online application form below and attach a current resume and cover letter.
  • Within your cover letter, please address the key responsibilities as outlined in the above job advertisement.
  • For more information, please contact our corporate services manager Courtney at or call 08 9195 5751

We reserve the right to interview and fill this position prior to the closing date should the suitable applicant be identified.

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