Closing Date

Sunday, 6 March 2022




Newcastle, NSW

Lead a strategic risk response and drive culture and practices that promote quality and safety.

  • Contribute to a culture of compliance, quality and performance
  • Manage a compliance and risk framework
  • Use your service skills to make change and improve the lives of others

The organisation

The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle (Newcastle Anglican) is the overarching body for some well-known Hunter and Central Coast organisations.  The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle is located in the state of New South Wales and extends along the coast of the state from Woy Woy to Laurieton and inland to Merriwa and Murrurundi. The cathedral church of the diocese is Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle. The Diocese serves this geographical region through its 59 parishes, four schools, Samaritans, Anglican Care, Anglican Savings and Development Fund and a number of chaplaincies.  They minister people in rural, regional and city areas.

The social welfare arm of the diocese, Samaritans employs staff in areas of disability, youth, children’s and community services. There are many volunteers, many of whom are parishioners, assisting with emergency relief and recycling programs. Anglican Care, aged care services for residents and in the community.

The diocese has four schools – Manning Valley Anglican College, Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College, Scone Grammar School and Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School. The Diocese has a special relationship with Newcastle Grammar School.

Newcastle Anglican is led by the Anglican Bishop of Newcastle. It employs over 2,500 people and engages with over 10,000 people every week through its activities in many sectors and across all ages. With a combined budget of over $225 million it works in aged and disability care, child development and protection, community development, education, and Christian ministry. It is a large property owner through a trustee organisation and operates a religious charitable development fund.

The role

The Executive Director Quality and Risk will lead the strategic risk response for Newcastle Anglican and drive culture and practices that promotes effective risk identification, management and mitigation, quality and safety. The role will design and implement an effective, compliant robust enterprise risk management framework by partnering with stakeholders from all key functions. The role will engage across all agencies to enable strategic support, coordination and execution of risk practices.  The Executive Director will lead the implementation, monitoring and effectiveness of the Newcastle Anglican integrated risk and quality management systems and internal assurance processes.

Experience, knowledge & skills

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the development and ongoing management of effective and compliant enterprise risk management policies and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic guidance, advice and support on matters relating to risk, quality and compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience in the successful implementation and planning of quality, safety and risk management systems including a demonstrated understanding of key risks related to the provision of aged care and the management of risks.
  • Proven senior leader in providing continuous quality improvement, clinical governance and development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the aged care, health or community care sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience and high level working knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, industry standards and relevant accreditation processes.
  • Experience in managing and investigating incidents and complaints
  • Ability to prepare written reports to support enterprise risk management processes in a meaningful and succinct manner.
  • Consultative and collaborative leadership skills with the ability to develop and motivate individuals and multidisciplinary teams through coaching and positive role modelling
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and gain support for relevant quality, clinical excellence and improvement initiatives taking an innovative approach that is solutions focused
  • Strong organisational, analytical and project management skills
  • High level commercial and/or business competence
  • Experience in contract management and/or operating in a regulated environment
  • Experience dealing with multi-faceted organisations
  • Exposure to Governance Frameworks and interactions with Boards and Committees.

To apply

People for Purpose are partnering with Newcastle Anglican to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the position description here.  For further information on Newcastle Anglican, please visit their website here.

Once you have absorbed this information and done your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Newcastle Anglican and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 6 March 2022.

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