Chief Executive Officer

Job title : Chief Executive Officer
Location : Brisbane
Job type : Permanent / Full Time
Contact name : Donna Bliss
Contact email :
Job reference : 1156284
This is your opportunity to join the largest, most comprehensive Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisation in Queensland.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service Brisbane (ATSICHS) is a Not-For-Profit Community Controlled Health and Human Services organisation that provides primary health, dental, aged care, community and wellbeing, early education and housing services to over 13,500 clients across Brisbane and Logan.  With a vision to be world leaders in urban Indigenous health and social support services, ATSICHS is determined to create a flourishing future and lasting legacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
About the role

With significant growth and diversification achieved by ATSICHS in the last five years, the remit for the incoming CEO is to consolidate and build on recent successes by working with the Board to develop a new vision and strategic plan. 
Key objectives include:  
  • To support the consolidation and stabilisation of current services and programs with a view to building long term sustainability for ATSICHS;
  • To improve access to existing health clinics for Indigenous communities; and
  • To strengthen engagement across Brisbane and Logan communities to further enhance the reputation, stakeholder engagement and membership base of ATSICHS.  
About you

It is essential that you have a track record in leading complex multi-faceted organisations within not-for-profit, government or private sector organisations.  Preferably, this experience is within Aboriginal Community Controlled organisations and/or the health, aged care, community or early childhood and education sectors.

To succeed in this role, you should be able to demonstrate the following: 
  • Proven capability in working alongside Boards in developing and delivering on strategy and vision
  • High level of competency in building relationships and engaging with key stakeholders across government, Aboriginal Community Controlled organisations / peak bodies, and Indigenous communities
  • Strong leadership ‘presence’ and interpersonal skills – with the ability to influence and guide the organisation’s workforce
  • Tertiary qualifications in business, health, social services or a related field are preferred
The successful incumbent must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted as such by their community.

To request a comprehensive candidate pack, please email or to arrange a confidential phone briefing, please contact Donna Bliss on 0468 922 810.