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Director Corporate Services

Deakin, Canberra, ACT

Deakin, Australia

Reference: 5438303

  • Excellent opportunity to work with a well respected national organisation
  • Use your leadership, communication and strategic skills to contribute to strategic direction, oversee corporate service functions and foster a positive work culture
  • Part-time position (22.8 hours per week) to June 2022, with the option to extend where supported by funding
  • Competitive full-time equivalent salary circa $120,000 plus super plus charity salary packaging options
  • Supportive, family-friendly work environment

About us

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and is committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians. Mental Health Australia aims to promote mentally healthy communities, educate Australians on mental health issues, influence mental health reform so that government policies address all contemporary mental health issues, conduct research on mental health issues, and carry out regular consultation to represent the best interests of members, stakeholders and the Australian community. These endeavours in education and policy reform are matched by our commitment to researching more innovative approaches to the provision of mental health care. In addition, Mental Health Australia continues to focus on the human rights of people with a mental illness and their carers.

The role

Reporting to the CEO, this multi-faceted part-time position plays a vital role in the successful operations of Mental Health Australia. The key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Financial Management & Funding

As delegated by the CEO, oversee the proper financial management of the organisation ensuring all financial controls are in place and adhered to, that financial systems are fit-for-purpose and properly implemented and that the organisation is properly resourced to deliver on the Strategic Plan.

Work with the Consultant Accountant and Senior Corporate Services & Finance Officer to coordinate reports to funding bodies, including ensuring funded projects are appropriately financially acquitted.

Human Resource Management

Oversee the implementation of appropriate human resource policies and practices working with the Executive team to ensure appropriate accountabilities are activated through each Director.

Strategic and Policy Issues Management as part of the Executive Team

Analyse and monitor developments relevant to the Strategic Plan and advise the CEO on any relevant action required. Ensure Mental Health Australia staff are informed and understand all Board priorities.

We are seeking a person with:

  • Professional accounting qualification from CPA Australia and/or the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge and application of accounting standards, taxation, financial reporting and internal controls
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate on financial and corporate matters, provide high-level leadership and effectively manage change
  • Strategic planning skills and the ability to influence and facilitate the development of future strategic directions
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to analyse and interpret information, prepare and present written reports, deal with challenges creatively and achieve business-focused solutions
  • Proven engagement, collaboration, communication and negotiation skills, with the capability to build and maintain relationships with Executive/Board members and stakeholders
  • Ability to provide leadership and manage people and situations flexibly, persuasively, responsively and with discernment

This is a unique opportunity to become involved with an organisation that is dedicated to driving better mental health for all Australians.

Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded with excellent remuneration circa $120,000 (full-time equivalent), plus super, plus charity salary packaging options.

We provide flexible work and leave arrangements, and a range of additional employment benefits to enable employees to balance their work and other commitments.

Apply via our careers site, including a copy of your current resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria of the position. Applications should be received no later than COB, 19 April 2021.

For further information please contact Dr Leanne Beagley, CEO, Mental Health Australia via

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workplace. We encourage people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

The preferred applicant for this job will be asked to consent in writing to a police check. People with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this job. Each application will be considered on its merits. Applicants can contact Mental Health Australia to find out more information.

Applications Close: 26 Apr 2021