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Chief Executive Officer

Job No: 121086
Location: Broken Hill

  • Executive leadership opportunity encompassing financial, human resources, governance and operations management;

  • Well respected community-based Registered Training Organisation which supports industry, individuals and communities in Broken Hill and the Far West region of NSW;

  • Attractive remuneration package + salary sacrificing options and 5 weeks annual leave.

About Robinson College

Robinson College is a not for profit community organisation which provides Vocational Education and Training in Broken Hill and to the wider remote region of Far West NSW. 

Robinson College is a nationally-accredited and ASQA-approved RTO and is the leading training provider of choice for High-Risk Work Licensing and full qualifications in this region.

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About the Opportunity

Robinson College is excited to offer the position of Chief Executive Officer to the market. Based in Broken Hill NSW, this is a full-time position encompassing all aspects of the College.

Reporting to the Board of Directors and leading a small team, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for all aspects of Robinson College operations, financial sustainability, human resources, governance and management, with a strong focus on advocacy in the education services sector, and within the Broken Hill community.

This role requires an exceptional leader to manage the organisation within the social and economic context in which the organisation operates. You will ensure Robinson College maintains its position as a respected leader in the delivery of education services to communities across Broken Hill.

Key accountabilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Identifying and managing operational and corporate risks for the organisation and formulating strategies for managing and mitigating those risks for consideration and endorsement by the Board;
  • Keeping the organisation’s vision and values at the forefront of strategic decision making and action planning, and fostering a success orientated and positive culture of continuous improvement;
  • Providing effective management in all areas of activity, including compliance, budgeting and financial management, outcomes required by the relevant authorities and government agencies, any collaborative ventures, governance responsibilities, commercial or social enterprises in which the organisation is engaged;
  • Developing and strengthening effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the goals of Robinson College, advancing the interests of the organisation, and assisting in the wider provision of the services, especially in collaboration with external organisations; and
  • Overseeing teacher compliance and meeting the ethical standards of the organisation.

About You

To be successful, you will have experience managing vocational education at a senior management level. Alternatively, you will have similar management experience within an established business or a comparable part of an organisation.

Experience in governance, compliance, financial management, in particular with funding submissions and managing budgets for a similar sized organisation is highly desirable.

You will hold a relevant Bachelor degree or Cert IV in a VET related discipline with the demonstrated ability to gain the contemporaneous organisational knowledge to drive the organisation into the future.

As you will play a pivotal role in setting the direction for the organisation, this position demands an organised and hands on approach. This will be underpinned by strong leadership skills, innovative thinking, high level integrity and approachability.

Importantly, Robinson College is seeking applicants with exceptional interpersonal skills who can not only liaise effectively with key external stakeholders, but also engage, develop and lead a team in a way that fosters a positive culture across the organisation. 

Robinson College is based in Broken Hill, which is a rich, vibrant and diverse community. The candidate is encouraged to immerse themselves in the culture and represent the college in an appropriate manner when out and about in the community.

About the Benefits

Robinson College educates a diverse group of students across different backgrounds providing you the opportunity to change lives. 

An attractive remuneration package is on offer for this position, negotiable with the skills and experience you are bringing to the role. You will also have access to a range of additional benefits, including:

  • Generous salary sacrificing options;
  • A car for both work and personal use; and
  • 5 weeks annual leave.

Broken Hill is a mining town on the edge of the desert of New South Wales. Recently named 'Australia's First Heritage Listed City', it is surrounded by beautiful deserts and clear blue skies. The are many sights to see including the Mad Max 2 Museum, the Mutawintji National Park and an Outback Astronomy tour. A close knit community with a great mining history, this is the perfect town to live and work in.

Opportunities like this don't come around often. If you think you have what it takes to lead Robinson College with compassion and drive, then don't wait - Apply Now!

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