Join the IAHA Team – Business Relationships Director closes 21st January 2022

The role is an identified position open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates only. This is intended to constitute a special measure in line with the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) subsection 27 (1)(b) and the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) subsection 8(1).

Position:                               Business Relationships Director

Location:                              Sydney or Canberra

Status:                                   12 months ongoing

Salary:                                   up to $125,000 gross (experience dependent), plus 10% superannuation, fulltime.

Identified position:          Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Reports to:                           Chief Executive Officer

Purpose of Position

The Business Relationships Manager is a key member of the Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) leadership team. The Business Relationships Manager will provide high quality and timely support to the CEO and secretariat, members and the Board of Directors, particularly to:

  • strengthen and diversify IAHAs income generation capacity, enabling growth in membership, services to support them and organisational impact.
  • manage IAHAs corporate support functions, finance and human resources management, reporting, contract and procurement management, and information management; and
  • manage relationships towards key stakeholders within our Business arm of IAHA
  • provide oversight of functions and support to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors in relation to corporate governance and compliance

The Business Relationships Manager’s duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing high level administrative support to the CEO and IAHA Board of Directors on key IAHA business activities, corporate services management, risk management, compliance and legislative requirements. .
  • Developing and implementing business planning and capability development activity, monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement processes.
  • Contributing to and coordinating development of IAHAs commercial business activities, opportunities for growth and ongoing viability.
  • Under direction of the CEO, undertaking financial management including budgeting, reporting, forecasting, compliance and audit preparations with the company Accountant and Auditor.
  • Managing the IAHA Governance Charter including developing and implementing relevant operational and governance policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking contract and procurement management.
  • Under the guidance of the CEO, managing the organisation’s human resources including staff contracts, staff leave records, personnel records, grievances and staff development.
  • Developing and implementing human resource compliance, policies and procedures.
  • Producing / contributing to funding submissions, proposals and reports for management and Board.
  • Managing relationships with IAHA consulting clients and CR networks providing proposals and working with them to training outcomes.
  • Reporting against the data for CR work, students and clients evaluations and IAHA business finances to the Board quarterly
  • Supervision of staff and contractors undertaking IAHA business.
  • Representing IAHA at high level meetings, forums and advisories where required.
  • Contributing to and assisting in the development and implementation of program and professional development initiatives.

The Business Relationships Manager will oversight and supervise staff engaged in a range of functions, including:

  • Business development, tendering and procurement
  • Office & finance management
  • Administrative support
  • Executive assistance
  • Communications and events
  • Compliance and reporting
  • IAHA Projects (as required).

Selection Criteria


  1. Demonstrated experience communicating effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, stakeholders and communities.
  2. Demonstrated experience in business development and planning and/or strategic financial management, including budget forecasting and the use of financial accounting software.
  3. Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: business management, business administration, accounting, economics or equivalent.
  4. Highly-developed communication, leadership and negotiation skills with a proven capacity for constructive stakeholder relationship and partnership management across government, non-government and/or corporate sectors.
  5. Highly-developed and demonstrated conceptual, analytical and organisational skills within the business/commercial environment.
  6. Demonstrated experience in managing a small team in pressure situations to meet tight timeframes.
  7. Demonstrated capacity to identify, develop, build support for and coordinate business opportunities in line with IAHAs values and priorities.

Highly Desirable

  1. Experience working in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation,
  2. Recent experience in a management position.
  3. Experience in strategic business planning, quality improvement, governance and reporting processes.
  4. An understanding of the national health policy environment.
  5. Ability to travel extensively when required including rural and remote locations.

To Apply

Please address the areas that would demonstrate your experience in the areas required for this role. Email your cover letter and CV to with the position name in the subject line.  Please note this position is for Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander people only to apply.  Any questions about the position feel free to email Charlie directly.  Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted. 

Applications close: 21st January 2022

December 2, 2021

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Posted by: Charlie