Career opportunities

Board Vacancy

Board meetings are held in Sydney, Australia and meetings occur approximately ten times per calendar year.

Position Description:

All Board members must be able to demonstrate commitment to ACHS, support for the mission and values, personal integrity, understanding of the difference between the role of management and governance and, ability to work collaboratively and as a team.

The summarised skills and expertise must be considered in the context of the relevant legal obligations:

  1. A high-level knowledge of contemporary quality in healthcare issues
  2. Strategic expertise – the ability to guide and review strategy through constructive questioning and suggestion
  3. Experience in the development, and monitoring the performance of, a corporate business plan
  4. Analytical skills to enable the assessment of the strategic, political and operational implications of known and emerging issues relevant to the organisation
  5. The capacity and willingness to actively and broadly promote the ACHS’ objectives among key stakeholders and the industry
  6. High level expertise in at least one of the Board’s key functional responsibilities including quality in health care systems, clinical practice, financial management (the ability to read and comprehend the ACHS accounts/financial material presented to the Board and some understanding of the financial drivers / funding and business model), marketing and consumer health issues and risk management.


With the adoption of the new ACHS Constitution, the ACHS is now governed by a Board of 11 Directors; seven Directors are elected from the ACHS Council and 4 Directors are Board appointed.

This Director vacancy is a Board appointed position (up to 2 positions)

Selection Criteria:

The Board are keen to ensure gender balance and as such are seeking a female Director with the following skills (as per the ACHS Board Skills Matrix):


  • Strategic capability / leadership
  • Audit, accounting and financial management
  • Quality improvement and healthcare accreditation systems
  • Governance / risk management

Highly desirable:

  • Understanding of the Australian health care system, policy and reform agenda, including national and international best practice
  • Building corporate / community (including health service) relationships
  • Understanding of health politics
  • Knowledge / experience in hospital managementparticularly from a nursing leadership perspective
  • Knowledge / understanding of consumer perspectives in relation to the health care system
  • Preparedness to undergo training for skills development
  • Legal

The Board are keen to complement the existing skill sets of Board Directors specifically in the area of international health systems and/or consumer centred care.

Duration of Appointment: 3 years

Remuneration: Expenses paid (flights, accommodation, meals, parking)

Closing Date: 25 January 2019 

Contact: Dr Christine Dennis, Chief Executive Officer | +61 2 9281 9955 |


Last Review Date 11 December 2018

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