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  • WORKFORCE SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER

    RDWA

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    WORKFORCE SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER

    RDWA

    RDWA is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a comprehensive range of workforce support and services to medical, allied health and nursing professionals in rural South Australia.

    RDWA has built an enviable reputation over the last 20 years by working closely with rural health professionals and their families to positively impact the health and wellbeing of rural communities across SA.

    Based in Mile End, this newly created senior role will contribute to the planning, direction and management of primary health care (PHC) workforce service delivery and development priorities.  The role will deliver programs to increase the quality and sustainability of the PHC workforce and their business environments. 

    Reporting to the Director PHC Workforce, the successful candidate will have extensive experience in managing service outcomes to achieve successful program delivery, through effective planning and execution, and ideally have a strong understanding of rural health workforce policy. 

    Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of administering grants with a strong focus on the measurement of impact, along with demonstrated experience in undertaking analysis and evaluations, will be highly regarded. 

    Amongst the higher level skills sought are vision, innovative thinking, credibility, proactivity, strong influencing and advocacy capabilities, commercial and financial acumen and genuine contemporary leadership qualities.

    A track record in the health arena is not essential however the successful candidate will need to quickly develop a detailed understanding and appreciation of issues impacting rural PHC.

    This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a collaborative and collegiate approach, the ability to communicate effectively across diverse stakeholder groups and genuine interest in supporting and improving the health of people living in rural South Australia.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit ruraldoc.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 23501@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Julie Brennan or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • PRINCIPAL

    King’s Baptist Grammar School

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    PRINCIPAL

    King’s Baptist Grammar School

    King’s Baptist Grammar School (KBGS) provides excellence in education to the local community and beyond with over 1,000 students currently enrolled.  A co-educational, Reception to Year 12 school of the Christian faith located in the north-east of Adelaide, KBGS is 5 minutes from Golden Grove and under 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.

    Incumbent Principal, Russell Eley, is retiring in mid 2019 after 23 years of exemplary service which creates a unique opportunity for a proven educational leader to join a well established school with a reputation for outstanding academic results and a strong community culture.

    Reporting to and working closely with the School Board, this pivotal role will take carriage of the strategic and operational leadership of the School. The successful candidate will:

    • nurture and develop Christian values and demonstrate professional excellence, character, humility and good heart;
    • maintain a strong culture of pastoral care and wellbeing for all students to produce well rounded and positive young adults;
    • develop and maintain productive relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders;
    • foster a team of dedicated and progressive professionals and a positive workplace;
    • manage the physical and financial resources and ensure sound governance.

    Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified and experienced individuals with excellent communication, negotiation, leadership, strategic planning and commercial management skills, complemented by the warmth, integrity, authenticity, energy and passion necessary to engage with, champion and inspire the School community.

    The future is bright for this School with exciting new initiatives in 2019 and beyond.

    For an application pack please client on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit kingsbaptist.sa.edu.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 23490@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew Reed or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    ACH Group

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    ACH Group

    ACH Group is a leading provider of residential, retirement living, in-home and community services to older people in SA and Victoria.  1,700 staff and hundreds of volunteers are dedicated to ACH Group’s vision of supporting people to live good lives.  The organisation is widely recognised as a progressive and innovative leader with award winning customer and employee initiatives.

    Reporting to an experienced Board and leading the executive team, the responsibilities of this Adelaide based CEO role include:

    • delivering on ACH Group’s promise of listening to customers sensitively ensuring that opportunity, care and safety remain at the core of ACH Group culture;
    • championing opportunities for older people to remain in control and connected to their communities;
    • proactively guiding strategic and commercial development to optimise market opportunities including NDIS;
    • ensuring services and initiatives are aligned to customer needs now and into the future;
    • driving a substantial plan for development and refurbishment of properties, assets and facilities; 
    • providing inspirational and highly engaging leadership and direction that continues to build organisational capacity and culture.

    The successful candidate will be an appropriately qualified senior executive with demonstrated capability to lead a large organisation through ongoing reform, growth and increasing competition.  Aged care experience is an advantage, however candidates with significant leadership experience from highly comparable domains are encouraged to apply.

    Essential qualities sought include well-developed commercial and political acumen, together with superior communication, negotiation, stakeholder management and leadership capacity.  Warmth, empathy, integrity, strategic insight and credibility will also be necessary to inspire change. 

    For a candidate briefing pack please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client visit achgroup.org.au 

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed and Bernie Dyer by email to 23466@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Bernie on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • MANAGER, ECONOMICS

    Essential Services Commission of South Australia

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    MANAGER, ECONOMICS

    Essential Services Commission of South Australia

    The Essential Services Commission is an independent economic regulator with the primary objective of protecting the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services.  The Commission is a statutory authority with regulatory functions in a range of essential services including water and sewerage, electricity, gas, rail and maritime services, and advisory functions on economic and regulatory matters.

    The Commission facilitates and enables positive consumer outcomes for South Australians within the context of relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks. Its team is expert, professional and responsive.  The Commission carefully balances resources and works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to deliver robust regulatory decisions and advice.

    Reporting to the Director, Consumer Protection and Pricing, this leadership role operates autonomously on a day-to-day basis and has responsibility for undertaking economic and financial analysis in a range of industries for the development of consumer protection and price regulation decisions.  Key responsibilities include:

    • leading, motivating and developing an effective professional team in an environment which fosters innovation;
    • managing and undertaking pricing reviews in regulated industries and regulated industry reviews required by legislation;
    • providing analysis and advice on access, market conduct and competition issues in regulated industries;
    • managing the regulatory aspects of third party access in the ports, rail and water industries;
    • researching and preparing clear and concise reports and information for industry participants and consumers, and developing policy advice to inform Commission decisions;
    • building and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

    Applications are invited from appropriately qualified professionals with extensive experience in economic and financial analysis and a detailed understanding of financial and commercial issues associated with regulated industries.  The successful candidate will be driven, collegial and a creative thinker with excellent research and project management skills and a genuine focus on service delivery and protecting consumers.  Excellent team leadership, stakeholder relationship management and presentation skills will also be critical personal qualities necessary for success in this role.  High level financial modelling capability will be essential along with excellent written and verbal communication skills combined with the ability to deliver technical messages in clear and concise language.

    This is a rare opportunity to join a highly professional and meaningful organisation and contribute to its delivery of better outcomes for South Australians.

    The Commission and the South Australian public sector promote diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit escosa.sa.gov.au  

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded as soon as possible to Julie Brennan by email to 23149@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Julie or Emily Taliangis on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

    Hames Sharley

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    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

    Hames Sharley

    Hames Sharley is a leading, contemporary interdisciplinary design practice employing a diverse team of professionals actively undertaking projects throughout Australia.  This boutique firm combines expertise in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and planning to deliver integrated projects.

    Based in Adelaide, key responsibilities of this pivotal role include:

    • providing administrative and information management support to the Managing Director including drafting correspondence and coordinating the timely preparation of reports;
    • organising meetings, coordinating associated meeting papers and taking minutes;
    • managing the Managing Director’s calendar and organising travel and accommodation;
    • maintaining effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders;
    • undertaking special projects to support the Managing Director.

    Applications are invited from contemporary, versatile, enthusiastic and well organised senior administration professionals with previous experience in a high level executive support role.  A positive and professional approach, an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, excellent interpersonal qualities, good written communication skills, excellent attention to detail, initiative, intelligence, resilience, warmth, good humour and the ability to multi-task will all be essential requirements.

    A remuneration package commensurate with the skills and experience required for a role of this importance will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    For further information on our client, please visit hamessharley.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 23420@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - WA/NT

    Clarke Energy

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    REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - WA/NT

    Clarke Energy

    Clarke Energy is one of the fastest growing power generating companies in the South Pacific, with the WA & NT markets contributing significantly to this growth.  Specialising in engineering, installation and maintenance of reciprocating engine based power plants and gas engine compression stations, Clarke Energy provides customer focused solutions ranging from supply of an engine, through to turn-key installation of multi-engine power plants. 

    The company is the largest authorised distributor and service provider for GE’s Jenbacher reciprocating engine products (275kw to 10.4MW), the applications of which include combined heat and power (CHP) with natural gas, biogas, landfill gas and coal gas or high efficiency diesel-fuelled power generation solutions.  Clarke Energy works with customers across diverse sectors including mining, water, agriculture, oil and gas, manufacturing and cogeneration for commercial buildings.

    Applications for Regional Sales Manager - WA/NT are sought from high performing technical sales professionals with a solid background and understanding of power generation.  

    Reporting to the National Product and Marketing Manager, the successful candidate will play a critical role in providing outstanding customer relationship management, driving business development, sales initiation and major tenders.  This role acts as a conduit between the customer and the engineering and manufacturing divisions by co-ordinating technical input to enable efficient, customer focused solutions, tendering and service delivery.  Given the significant growth currently being experienced in the WA and NT markets, the ability to “hit the ground running” and lead the co-ordination of tenders for major projects will be required.

    The ability to authentically and credibly communicate and engage with a variety of stakeholders, whilst drawing on the technical support of estimators, electrical, mechanical and controls engineers and a well-trained service network, will be essential.

    This autonomous WA based role provides an outstanding career opportunity for a self-starter with the technical sales skills, networks and relationship building capability to initiate opportunities, win work and deliver quality outcomes for a diverse range of customers.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit clarke-energy.com

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 23429@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Julie Brennan or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8813.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    Department for Environment and Water

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    Department for Environment and Water

    The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) aims to help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper.  It facilitates community involvement in and taking responsibility for the environment and acts as a steward for the State’s natural resources to enable sustainable development.  DEW is a custodian of national parks, botanic gardens, heritage places and Crown Lands for public benefit and is an authority on the State’s environment and natural resources to help good, long term decision making.

    Reporting to the Minister, this pivotal role has responsibility for the leadership, direction and management of the Department, and driving the delivery of DEW’s high level strategic goals. Specific responsibilities include providing advice to the relevant Minister and working closely with other agency Chief Executives to ensure clear integration, articulation, communication, coordination and implementation of the Government’s directions, key objectives and policies.  The Chief Executive will work across a diverse range of issues, including climate change, water security, nature conservation, sustainable land management, built and cultural heritage and the management of parks, botanic gardens and public lands.

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified and dynamic executives with experience in innovation and in inspiring people to approach complex issues with fresh thinking.  The ability to drive change and demonstrate contemporary leadership that upholds the South Australian Public Sector Values is pivotal.  Service, professionalism, trust, respect, collaboration and engagement, honesty and integrity, courage and tenacity, and the ability to drive sustainability are all essential qualities sought.  Most important is a genuine passion for the State, the environment and the diverse portfolio DEW services.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit environment.sa.gov.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 23440@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin Hinora or Bernie Dyer on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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Other Current Positions
  • ICT MANAGER

    Hender

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    ICT MANAGER

    Hender
    • Newly created role in privately owned firm
    • Partner with stakeholders and shape business outcomes
    • Join a well-known local and national brand in recruitment and healthcare

    The Opportunity

    Join Hender in the newly created role of ICT Manager where you will work with senior business stakeholders, support growth and facilitate the delivery of key transformational projects.  The privately owned firms of Hender and HenderCare have head offices located in Flinders Street, Adelaide and benefit from the shared corporate services provided by Finance and IT.

    Hender is SA’s largest locally owned HR consulting and executive recruitment firm and provides a range of permanent, contract and temporary recruitment and HR services via four specialist divisions; Hender Consulting, Hender Contracting, Hender Careers and Entrée Recruitment.

    HenderCare gives its all for health and community care and its vision is to be Australia’s most trusted provider in the aged care and disability sector, consistently providing the highest standard of consumer-focused care to clients.

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working with the IT Officer, every day will be different. You will lead by example as you transition from working with our senior leaders in providing governance and advice on ICT solutions that support growth objectives to assisting our users with their day to day needs.  You will have prior experience in a similar role and embody a strong customer service ethic with the ability to translate technical information/specifications and communicate with business professionals.

    Key Position Objectives

    • provide effective ICT governance across Hender Consulting and HenderCare ICT systems;
    • partner with key stakeholders to provide ICT / project management support to current projects;
    • partner with key stakeholders and provide governance to ICT vendor selection and procurement decisions;
    • responsibility for the management and implementation of the ICT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan;
    • manage the strategic, operational and security aspects of IT applications, systems, security and infrastructure: hardware, voice and telecommunication networks, business systems and other applications.

    Your Experience

    • extensive working knowledge of integrated and stand-alone business IT systems including CRM and finance systems;
    • prior management experience delivering major system upgrades and/or new hardware/software implementations;
    • ICT vendor management and contract negotiation;
    • build rapport specifically in developing relationships with users in interstate offices;
    • adept at gathering and understanding complex business requirements;
    • implementation of ISO 27001 or similar IT standards (desirable);
    • prior work in the health care industry (desirable).

    This is an excellent opportunity to work with strong, established brands and will suit someone with initiative, a business focused, customer service ethic and a “can-do” attitude.

    Please note: the successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Simon Bedson by email to 23304@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Simon on (08) 8100 8840.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Schild Estate Wines

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Schild Estate Wines

    Schild Estate Wines is a well established family owned business located just one hour from Adelaide in picturesque Lyndoch in the iconic Barossa Valley.  It consistently produces generous premium and award winning wines with authenticity and passion, using meticulous viticultural and winemaking practices.  Schild’s next CEO will acquire leadership of a dynamic and buoyant business well positioned for further success in domestic and international markets.

    Reporting to and working closely with the Board, the CEO is accountable for:  

    • advising on and driving delivery of the business strategy to continually build on the strong brand and success of Schild Estate;
    • providing effective leadership to a dedicated team ensuring oversight of financial, commercial, risk, IT, HR, assets, contract management and operations;
    • developing and implementing sales, marketing and business development initiatives to support growth, innovation and commercial success in local and export markets;
    • developing, managing and maintaining productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

    Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified general management professionals with wine sector experience and the demonstrated ability to drive growth in international markets.  High level interpersonal skills, strong strategic thinking capability, sound commercial acumen, versatility, integrity and warmth will be important to ensure your success in this role.

    Enquire now to explore joining the Schild family in this pivotal role leading the next exciting phase for this authentic business exemplifying the Barossa Valley experience.

    For further information on our client, please visit schildestate.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer by email to 23368@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Bernie or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • DEPUTY PRINCIPAL (SECONDARY)

    Blackfriars Priory School

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    DEPUTY PRINCIPAL (SECONDARY)

    Blackfriars Priory School

    Celebrating over 800 years of tradition and the search for Truth, Blackfriars Priory School remains the Dominican Friars only Australian school.  Founded in 1953 on the northern fringe of the Adelaide business district, Blackfriars provides modern facilities with world-class tuition for around 900 boys from ELC (co-ed) to Year 12.  The School builds on the Dominican tradition by engaging spirit, mind and body in the pursuit of knowledge.  A committed team of approximately 100 staff and a vibrant, culturally diverse and inclusive School community, Blackfriars is regarded as one of Australia’s finest independent Catholic boys’ schools.

    Reporting directly to the Principal and overseeing both pastoral and academic outcomes, responsibilities will include:

    • ensuring an inspiring and contemporary learning community where boys develop as resilient, connected and engaged young men;
    • fostering a team of dedicated and progressive professionals and a supportive and inclusive workplace and community culture;
    • leading the operations of the Senior School;
    • deputising for the Principal in regard to the management and development of the School’s financial, physical and, most importantly, people assets.

    Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified and experienced individuals with excellent communication, negotiation, leadership, strategic planning and commercial management skills, complemented by the warmth, integrity, authenticity, energy and passion necessary to engage with and inspire the School community.  A fundamental appreciation of and alignment to the Catholic ethos within the Dominican tradition is essential in this pivotal and career defining leadership role.

    For further information on our client, please visit bps.sa.edu.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed or Justin Hinora by email to 23313@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • INDEPENDENT CHAIR

    Barossa Grape & Wine Association

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    INDEPENDENT CHAIR

    Barossa Grape & Wine Association
    • Position Barossa to take on the world

    Barossa is going global and this is a pivotal time to lead the Board during this truly exciting and redefining phase.

    The Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA) was established in 2008 as the peak wine industry body in Barossa.  For over 550 wine grape growers and 180 winemaker members the BGWA is the beacon for collaborative investment and collective action through the initiation and delivery of projects for the benefit of the Barossa wine industry. 

    BGWA is investing in its long-term vision by searching for a new Chair to further develop Barossa’s global push by working closely with the Board, Chief Executive and leadership team to drive strategic formulation and implementation for this progressive entity as it enters an exciting new phase.

    The Board will be consolidating its composition to a maximum of nine people, which includes three representatives of grape growers, three representatives of winemakers and three independents, of which the Chair is one.

    Applications are sought from highly experienced senior executives/board professionals with strong commercial acumen, a deep understanding and experience with contemporary governance and strategic planning capabilities, complemented by superior communication, innovative thinking and stakeholder management skills.  Unwavering integrity, authenticity, professionalism and credibility are non-negotiable requirements.  An understanding of and sensitivity to agriculture and regional communities would be highly regarded.

    This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a professional Board and organisation in a first-class region and enhance the global status and cut-through of brand Barossa.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit barossa.com

    Expressions of interest and resumes/board bios in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 23162@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Latrobe Health Services

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    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Latrobe Health Services

    Established in 1951 and headquartered in Morwell in regional Victoria, Latrobe Health Services is a well established and respected member-focused, not-for-profit fund providing health cover to over 80,000 people nationally.  It has an annual turnover exceeding $150m and staff numbers of around 80 in the private health insurance arm of the business and around 140 at the Maryvale Private Hospital which is a fully owned subsidiary of Latrobe Health Services.

    An accomplished CEO or General Manager with strong strategic thinking and genuine leadership capabilities is sought.  Experience in financial services or a highly regulated business will be well regarded.  More importantly, the successful candidate will demonstrate visible and inspirational leadership with the drive, energy, warmth, intellect, resilience and proven capability to define, represent and achieve the organisation’s goals. 

    Motivated, driven and committed to the values of the business, the CEO will actively represent Latrobe Health Services in industry forums, public events and interactions with critical strategic partners.

    Reporting directly to and working closely with the experienced Board, the CEO will be responsible for leading and developing the dedicated staff and overseeing risk management and regulatory and statutory requirements, whilst maximising strategic commercial, operational, people and growth opportunities.

    An attractive executive package will be negotiated to secure a dynamic and highly engaging leader capable of making a significant contribution to Latrobe and its members.

    For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit latrobehealth.com.au

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 23109@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8849.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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  • HEAD OF PEOPLE

    Significant South Australian employer

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    HEAD OF PEOPLE

    Significant South Australian employer
    • Drive People & Culture Strategy

    With its Head Office in Adelaide and a growing national presence, our client is a significant privately owned business and a genuine SA success story.  An exciting opportunity has emerged for a proven human resources leader to head the People & Culture function.

    Reporting directly to the CEO as a key member of the Executive Management Team, this pivotal people focussed role will take responsibility for:

    • leading the design, development and implementation of the organisation’s strategic workforce model;
    • leading, motivating, developing and managing the dedicated human resources team to deliver high quality services to the whole business;
    • ensuring overall HR systems, processes and initiatives remain contemporary and effective;
    • positioning the entity as an employer of choice underpinned by a safe, contemporary, positive and high performance people culture.

    Applications are invited from highly experienced HR executives with appropriate tertiary qualifications and superior communication, negotiation, management and strategic thinking skills.  Strategic leadership experience in developing the people, culture and human capital solutions for a large, complex, multi-location and customer centric entity will be critical.  Pragmatism, resilience, intuition, commercial acumen, sound judgement, drive, energy, credibility and authenticity are also important qualities sought. 

    This is one of the most significant people and culture leadership positions in South Australia representing a truly career defining opportunity with a buoyant entity serving its growing customer base with skill, innovation and ambition.

    Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 23173@hender.com.au 

    Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew, Bernie Dyer or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

    Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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WORKFORCE SUPPORT SERVICES MANAGER

RDWA

RDWA is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a comprehensive range of workforce support and services to medical, allied health and nursing professionals in rural South Australia.

RDWA has built an enviable reputation over the last 20 years by working closely with rural health professionals and their families to positively impact the health and wellbeing of rural communities across SA.

Based in Mile End, this newly created senior role will contribute to the planning, direction and management of primary health care (PHC) workforce service delivery and development priorities.  The role will deliver programs to increase the quality and sustainability of the PHC workforce and their business environments. 

Reporting to the Director PHC Workforce, the successful candidate will have extensive experience in managing service outcomes to achieve successful program delivery, through effective planning and execution, and ideally have a strong understanding of rural health workforce policy. 

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of administering grants with a strong focus on the measurement of impact, along with demonstrated experience in undertaking analysis and evaluations, will be highly regarded. 

Amongst the higher level skills sought are vision, innovative thinking, credibility, proactivity, strong influencing and advocacy capabilities, commercial and financial acumen and genuine contemporary leadership qualities.

A track record in the health arena is not essential however the successful candidate will need to quickly develop a detailed understanding and appreciation of issues impacting rural PHC.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a collaborative and collegiate approach, the ability to communicate effectively across diverse stakeholder groups and genuine interest in supporting and improving the health of people living in rural South Australia.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit ruraldoc.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 23501@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Julie Brennan or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8827.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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PRINCIPAL

King’s Baptist Grammar School

King’s Baptist Grammar School (KBGS) provides excellence in education to the local community and beyond with over 1,000 students currently enrolled.  A co-educational, Reception to Year 12 school of the Christian faith located in the north-east of Adelaide, KBGS is 5 minutes from Golden Grove and under 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.

Incumbent Principal, Russell Eley, is retiring in mid 2019 after 23 years of exemplary service which creates a unique opportunity for a proven educational leader to join a well established school with a reputation for outstanding academic results and a strong community culture.

Reporting to and working closely with the School Board, this pivotal role will take carriage of the strategic and operational leadership of the School. The successful candidate will:

  • nurture and develop Christian values and demonstrate professional excellence, character, humility and good heart;
  • maintain a strong culture of pastoral care and wellbeing for all students to produce well rounded and positive young adults;
  • develop and maintain productive relationships with a wide range of key stakeholders;
  • foster a team of dedicated and progressive professionals and a positive workplace;
  • manage the physical and financial resources and ensure sound governance.

Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified and experienced individuals with excellent communication, negotiation, leadership, strategic planning and commercial management skills, complemented by the warmth, integrity, authenticity, energy and passion necessary to engage with, champion and inspire the School community.

The future is bright for this School with exciting new initiatives in 2019 and beyond.

For an application pack please client on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit kingsbaptist.sa.edu.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 23490@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew Reed or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8849.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

ACH Group

ACH Group is a leading provider of residential, retirement living, in-home and community services to older people in SA and Victoria.  1,700 staff and hundreds of volunteers are dedicated to ACH Group’s vision of supporting people to live good lives.  The organisation is widely recognised as a progressive and innovative leader with award winning customer and employee initiatives.

Reporting to an experienced Board and leading the executive team, the responsibilities of this Adelaide based CEO role include:

  • delivering on ACH Group’s promise of listening to customers sensitively ensuring that opportunity, care and safety remain at the core of ACH Group culture;
  • championing opportunities for older people to remain in control and connected to their communities;
  • proactively guiding strategic and commercial development to optimise market opportunities including NDIS;
  • ensuring services and initiatives are aligned to customer needs now and into the future;
  • driving a substantial plan for development and refurbishment of properties, assets and facilities; 
  • providing inspirational and highly engaging leadership and direction that continues to build organisational capacity and culture.

The successful candidate will be an appropriately qualified senior executive with demonstrated capability to lead a large organisation through ongoing reform, growth and increasing competition.  Aged care experience is an advantage, however candidates with significant leadership experience from highly comparable domains are encouraged to apply.

Essential qualities sought include well-developed commercial and political acumen, together with superior communication, negotiation, stakeholder management and leadership capacity.  Warmth, empathy, integrity, strategic insight and credibility will also be necessary to inspire change. 

For a candidate briefing pack please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client visit achgroup.org.au 

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed and Bernie Dyer by email to 23466@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Bernie on (08) 8100 8827.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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MANAGER, ECONOMICS

Essential Services Commission of South Australia

The Essential Services Commission is an independent economic regulator with the primary objective of protecting the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services.  The Commission is a statutory authority with regulatory functions in a range of essential services including water and sewerage, electricity, gas, rail and maritime services, and advisory functions on economic and regulatory matters.

The Commission facilitates and enables positive consumer outcomes for South Australians within the context of relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks. Its team is expert, professional and responsive.  The Commission carefully balances resources and works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to deliver robust regulatory decisions and advice.

Reporting to the Director, Consumer Protection and Pricing, this leadership role operates autonomously on a day-to-day basis and has responsibility for undertaking economic and financial analysis in a range of industries for the development of consumer protection and price regulation decisions.  Key responsibilities include:

  • leading, motivating and developing an effective professional team in an environment which fosters innovation;
  • managing and undertaking pricing reviews in regulated industries and regulated industry reviews required by legislation;
  • providing analysis and advice on access, market conduct and competition issues in regulated industries;
  • managing the regulatory aspects of third party access in the ports, rail and water industries;
  • researching and preparing clear and concise reports and information for industry participants and consumers, and developing policy advice to inform Commission decisions;
  • building and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified professionals with extensive experience in economic and financial analysis and a detailed understanding of financial and commercial issues associated with regulated industries.  The successful candidate will be driven, collegial and a creative thinker with excellent research and project management skills and a genuine focus on service delivery and protecting consumers.  Excellent team leadership, stakeholder relationship management and presentation skills will also be critical personal qualities necessary for success in this role.  High level financial modelling capability will be essential along with excellent written and verbal communication skills combined with the ability to deliver technical messages in clear and concise language.

This is a rare opportunity to join a highly professional and meaningful organisation and contribute to its delivery of better outcomes for South Australians.

The Commission and the South Australian public sector promote diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit escosa.sa.gov.au  

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded as soon as possible to Julie Brennan by email to 23149@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Julie or Emily Taliangis on (08) 8100 8827.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Hames Sharley

Hames Sharley is a leading, contemporary interdisciplinary design practice employing a diverse team of professionals actively undertaking projects throughout Australia.  This boutique firm combines expertise in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design and planning to deliver integrated projects.

Based in Adelaide, key responsibilities of this pivotal role include:

  • providing administrative and information management support to the Managing Director including drafting correspondence and coordinating the timely preparation of reports;
  • organising meetings, coordinating associated meeting papers and taking minutes;
  • managing the Managing Director’s calendar and organising travel and accommodation;
  • maintaining effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders;
  • undertaking special projects to support the Managing Director.

Applications are invited from contemporary, versatile, enthusiastic and well organised senior administration professionals with previous experience in a high level executive support role.  A positive and professional approach, an ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, excellent interpersonal qualities, good written communication skills, excellent attention to detail, initiative, intelligence, resilience, warmth, good humour and the ability to multi-task will all be essential requirements.

A remuneration package commensurate with the skills and experience required for a role of this importance will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

For further information on our client, please visit hamessharley.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 23420@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8849.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - WA/NT

Clarke Energy

Clarke Energy is one of the fastest growing power generating companies in the South Pacific, with the WA & NT markets contributing significantly to this growth.  Specialising in engineering, installation and maintenance of reciprocating engine based power plants and gas engine compression stations, Clarke Energy provides customer focused solutions ranging from supply of an engine, through to turn-key installation of multi-engine power plants. 

The company is the largest authorised distributor and service provider for GE’s Jenbacher reciprocating engine products (275kw to 10.4MW), the applications of which include combined heat and power (CHP) with natural gas, biogas, landfill gas and coal gas or high efficiency diesel-fuelled power generation solutions.  Clarke Energy works with customers across diverse sectors including mining, water, agriculture, oil and gas, manufacturing and cogeneration for commercial buildings.

Applications for Regional Sales Manager - WA/NT are sought from high performing technical sales professionals with a solid background and understanding of power generation.  

Reporting to the National Product and Marketing Manager, the successful candidate will play a critical role in providing outstanding customer relationship management, driving business development, sales initiation and major tenders.  This role acts as a conduit between the customer and the engineering and manufacturing divisions by co-ordinating technical input to enable efficient, customer focused solutions, tendering and service delivery.  Given the significant growth currently being experienced in the WA and NT markets, the ability to “hit the ground running” and lead the co-ordination of tenders for major projects will be required.

The ability to authentically and credibly communicate and engage with a variety of stakeholders, whilst drawing on the technical support of estimators, electrical, mechanical and controls engineers and a well-trained service network, will be essential.

This autonomous WA based role provides an outstanding career opportunity for a self-starter with the technical sales skills, networks and relationship building capability to initiate opportunities, win work and deliver quality outcomes for a diverse range of customers.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit clarke-energy.com

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 23429@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Julie Brennan or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8813.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Department for Environment and Water

The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) aims to help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper.  It facilitates community involvement in and taking responsibility for the environment and acts as a steward for the State’s natural resources to enable sustainable development.  DEW is a custodian of national parks, botanic gardens, heritage places and Crown Lands for public benefit and is an authority on the State’s environment and natural resources to help good, long term decision making.

Reporting to the Minister, this pivotal role has responsibility for the leadership, direction and management of the Department, and driving the delivery of DEW’s high level strategic goals. Specific responsibilities include providing advice to the relevant Minister and working closely with other agency Chief Executives to ensure clear integration, articulation, communication, coordination and implementation of the Government’s directions, key objectives and policies.  The Chief Executive will work across a diverse range of issues, including climate change, water security, nature conservation, sustainable land management, built and cultural heritage and the management of parks, botanic gardens and public lands.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and dynamic executives with experience in innovation and in inspiring people to approach complex issues with fresh thinking.  The ability to drive change and demonstrate contemporary leadership that upholds the South Australian Public Sector Values is pivotal.  Service, professionalism, trust, respect, collaboration and engagement, honesty and integrity, courage and tenacity, and the ability to drive sustainability are all essential qualities sought.  Most important is a genuine passion for the State, the environment and the diverse portfolio DEW services.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit environment.sa.gov.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 23440@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin Hinora or Bernie Dyer on (08) 8100 8827.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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ICT MANAGER

Hender
  • Newly created role in privately owned firm
  • Partner with stakeholders and shape business outcomes
  • Join a well-known local and national brand in recruitment and healthcare

The Opportunity

Join Hender in the newly created role of ICT Manager where you will work with senior business stakeholders, support growth and facilitate the delivery of key transformational projects.  The privately owned firms of Hender and HenderCare have head offices located in Flinders Street, Adelaide and benefit from the shared corporate services provided by Finance and IT.

Hender is SA’s largest locally owned HR consulting and executive recruitment firm and provides a range of permanent, contract and temporary recruitment and HR services via four specialist divisions; Hender Consulting, Hender Contracting, Hender Careers and Entrée Recruitment.

HenderCare gives its all for health and community care and its vision is to be Australia’s most trusted provider in the aged care and disability sector, consistently providing the highest standard of consumer-focused care to clients.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and working with the IT Officer, every day will be different. You will lead by example as you transition from working with our senior leaders in providing governance and advice on ICT solutions that support growth objectives to assisting our users with their day to day needs.  You will have prior experience in a similar role and embody a strong customer service ethic with the ability to translate technical information/specifications and communicate with business professionals.

Key Position Objectives

  • provide effective ICT governance across Hender Consulting and HenderCare ICT systems;
  • partner with key stakeholders to provide ICT / project management support to current projects;
  • partner with key stakeholders and provide governance to ICT vendor selection and procurement decisions;
  • responsibility for the management and implementation of the ICT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan;
  • manage the strategic, operational and security aspects of IT applications, systems, security and infrastructure: hardware, voice and telecommunication networks, business systems and other applications.

Your Experience

  • extensive working knowledge of integrated and stand-alone business IT systems including CRM and finance systems;
  • prior management experience delivering major system upgrades and/or new hardware/software implementations;
  • ICT vendor management and contract negotiation;
  • build rapport specifically in developing relationships with users in interstate offices;
  • adept at gathering and understanding complex business requirements;
  • implementation of ISO 27001 or similar IT standards (desirable);
  • prior work in the health care industry (desirable).

This is an excellent opportunity to work with strong, established brands and will suit someone with initiative, a business focused, customer service ethic and a “can-do” attitude.

Please note: the successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Simon Bedson by email to 23304@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Simon on (08) 8100 8840.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Schild Estate Wines

Schild Estate Wines is a well established family owned business located just one hour from Adelaide in picturesque Lyndoch in the iconic Barossa Valley.  It consistently produces generous premium and award winning wines with authenticity and passion, using meticulous viticultural and winemaking practices.  Schild’s next CEO will acquire leadership of a dynamic and buoyant business well positioned for further success in domestic and international markets.

Reporting to and working closely with the Board, the CEO is accountable for:  

  • advising on and driving delivery of the business strategy to continually build on the strong brand and success of Schild Estate;
  • providing effective leadership to a dedicated team ensuring oversight of financial, commercial, risk, IT, HR, assets, contract management and operations;
  • developing and implementing sales, marketing and business development initiatives to support growth, innovation and commercial success in local and export markets;
  • developing, managing and maintaining productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.

Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified general management professionals with wine sector experience and the demonstrated ability to drive growth in international markets.  High level interpersonal skills, strong strategic thinking capability, sound commercial acumen, versatility, integrity and warmth will be important to ensure your success in this role.

Enquire now to explore joining the Schild family in this pivotal role leading the next exciting phase for this authentic business exemplifying the Barossa Valley experience.

For further information on our client, please visit schildestate.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Bernie Dyer by email to 23368@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Bernie or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8849.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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DEPUTY PRINCIPAL (SECONDARY)

Blackfriars Priory School

Celebrating over 800 years of tradition and the search for Truth, Blackfriars Priory School remains the Dominican Friars only Australian school.  Founded in 1953 on the northern fringe of the Adelaide business district, Blackfriars provides modern facilities with world-class tuition for around 900 boys from ELC (co-ed) to Year 12.  The School builds on the Dominican tradition by engaging spirit, mind and body in the pursuit of knowledge.  A committed team of approximately 100 staff and a vibrant, culturally diverse and inclusive School community, Blackfriars is regarded as one of Australia’s finest independent Catholic boys’ schools.

Reporting directly to the Principal and overseeing both pastoral and academic outcomes, responsibilities will include:

  • ensuring an inspiring and contemporary learning community where boys develop as resilient, connected and engaged young men;
  • fostering a team of dedicated and progressive professionals and a supportive and inclusive workplace and community culture;
  • leading the operations of the Senior School;
  • deputising for the Principal in regard to the management and development of the School’s financial, physical and, most importantly, people assets.

Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified and experienced individuals with excellent communication, negotiation, leadership, strategic planning and commercial management skills, complemented by the warmth, integrity, authenticity, energy and passion necessary to engage with and inspire the School community.  A fundamental appreciation of and alignment to the Catholic ethos within the Dominican tradition is essential in this pivotal and career defining leadership role.

For further information on our client, please visit bps.sa.edu.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed or Justin Hinora by email to 23313@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8827.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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INDEPENDENT CHAIR

Barossa Grape & Wine Association
  • Position Barossa to take on the world

Barossa is going global and this is a pivotal time to lead the Board during this truly exciting and redefining phase.

The Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA) was established in 2008 as the peak wine industry body in Barossa.  For over 550 wine grape growers and 180 winemaker members the BGWA is the beacon for collaborative investment and collective action through the initiation and delivery of projects for the benefit of the Barossa wine industry. 

BGWA is investing in its long-term vision by searching for a new Chair to further develop Barossa’s global push by working closely with the Board, Chief Executive and leadership team to drive strategic formulation and implementation for this progressive entity as it enters an exciting new phase.

The Board will be consolidating its composition to a maximum of nine people, which includes three representatives of grape growers, three representatives of winemakers and three independents, of which the Chair is one.

Applications are sought from highly experienced senior executives/board professionals with strong commercial acumen, a deep understanding and experience with contemporary governance and strategic planning capabilities, complemented by superior communication, innovative thinking and stakeholder management skills.  Unwavering integrity, authenticity, professionalism and credibility are non-negotiable requirements.  An understanding of and sensitivity to agriculture and regional communities would be highly regarded.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a professional Board and organisation in a first-class region and enhance the global status and cut-through of brand Barossa.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit barossa.com

Expressions of interest and resumes/board bios in Word format only should be forwarded to Justin Hinora by email to 23162@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Justin or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8849.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Latrobe Health Services

Established in 1951 and headquartered in Morwell in regional Victoria, Latrobe Health Services is a well established and respected member-focused, not-for-profit fund providing health cover to over 80,000 people nationally.  It has an annual turnover exceeding $150m and staff numbers of around 80 in the private health insurance arm of the business and around 140 at the Maryvale Private Hospital which is a fully owned subsidiary of Latrobe Health Services.

An accomplished CEO or General Manager with strong strategic thinking and genuine leadership capabilities is sought.  Experience in financial services or a highly regulated business will be well regarded.  More importantly, the successful candidate will demonstrate visible and inspirational leadership with the drive, energy, warmth, intellect, resilience and proven capability to define, represent and achieve the organisation’s goals. 

Motivated, driven and committed to the values of the business, the CEO will actively represent Latrobe Health Services in industry forums, public events and interactions with critical strategic partners.

Reporting directly to and working closely with the experienced Board, the CEO will be responsible for leading and developing the dedicated staff and overseeing risk management and regulatory and statutory requirements, whilst maximising strategic commercial, operational, people and growth opportunities.

An attractive executive package will be negotiated to secure a dynamic and highly engaging leader capable of making a significant contribution to Latrobe and its members.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit latrobehealth.com.au

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 23109@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew or Gill Manser on (08) 8100 8849.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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HEAD OF PEOPLE

Significant South Australian employer
  • Drive People & Culture Strategy

With its Head Office in Adelaide and a growing national presence, our client is a significant privately owned business and a genuine SA success story.  An exciting opportunity has emerged for a proven human resources leader to head the People & Culture function.

Reporting directly to the CEO as a key member of the Executive Management Team, this pivotal people focussed role will take responsibility for:

  • leading the design, development and implementation of the organisation’s strategic workforce model;
  • leading, motivating, developing and managing the dedicated human resources team to deliver high quality services to the whole business;
  • ensuring overall HR systems, processes and initiatives remain contemporary and effective;
  • positioning the entity as an employer of choice underpinned by a safe, contemporary, positive and high performance people culture.

Applications are invited from highly experienced HR executives with appropriate tertiary qualifications and superior communication, negotiation, management and strategic thinking skills.  Strategic leadership experience in developing the people, culture and human capital solutions for a large, complex, multi-location and customer centric entity will be critical.  Pragmatism, resilience, intuition, commercial acumen, sound judgement, drive, energy, credibility and authenticity are also important qualities sought. 

This is one of the most significant people and culture leadership positions in South Australia representing a truly career defining opportunity with a buoyant entity serving its growing customer base with skill, innovation and ambition.

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 23173@hender.com.au 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Andrew, Bernie Dyer or Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827.

Please note: Your application will be automatically acknowledged by return email.
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Track Record

Since 1993, Hender Consulting has been providing executive search, recruitment and associated services with an unwavering client focus and complete commitment to quality, integrity, authenticity, confidentiality, objectivity, responsiveness, independence and trusted advice. 

The firm now handles clearly more senior executive appointments than any other South Australian business and is widely regarded as the leading provider of executive search and selection in SA. This is underpinned by a significant portfolio of senior appointments. 

For the last decade or more, Hender Consulting has, on average, appointed a CEO or equivalent role every 24 days and two General Manager (C Suite) or Manager roles every week. Please click on the PDFs below for a list of past appointments we have facilitated. 

CEO or equivalent appointments 

General Manager (C Suite) and Manager appointments

Importantly, and as evidence of the satisfaction with the Hender service, virtually 100% of our work is repeat business, via referral or generated by selective tenders. 

We are also regularly re-engaged to recruit for executive positions years later after a successful appointee retires or moves on to a new opportunity. 

Services

Since 1993, Hender Consulting has been providing six core professional services within the human resources domain.

Executive Search

We are regularly engaged to search for key executives and managers locally, nationally and internationally. We invite you to review our Track Record and an extensive list of significant executive searches. 

Advertised Executive Recruitment 

The firm utilises a wide range of high profile print and online advertising mechanisms to attract a competitive field of applicants for key executive and management positions across South Australia. We invite you to review our Track Record for an extensive list of executive appointments. 

Remuneration Benchmarking and Advice 

Many of our clients engage us to provide independent remuneration advice in regard to executive, management and technically specialised positions. Due to our extensive and consistent recruitment activity across most industries, we are able to keep a constant finger on the pulse of remuneration trends in the South Australian marketplace. 

Independent Executive Performance Reviews 

We are regularly engaged to conduct confidential independent executive appraisals for a range of public and private entities. 

Non Executive Board Director Search and Selection 

Due to our extensive professional networks, the firm is regularly engaged to identify and appoint Non Executive Directors for both the commercial and not for profit sectors. 

General People and Culture Advice 

The highly experienced Hender Consultants are regularly engaged to provide formal and informal advice in the areas of human resources strategy, succession, retention, leadership, structure and culture. 

For a confidential discussion or enquiry regarding any of the services above, please call us on +61 8 8100 8888 or email our General Manager – Andrew Reed at andrew.reed@hender.com.au 

At Hender Consulting, we take an ethical approach to recruitment and associated services for our client – the employer. To this end, and due to the inherent conflict of interest that it creates, Hender Consulting does not provide commercial executive mentoring or coaching for candidates but can recommend highly competent providers of such services. We are also not providers of industrial relations legal advice but can refer you to appropriate professionals from our extensive and trusted networks. 

Our People

At Hender Consulting, our consultants and support professionals are carefully chosen based on experience, professionalism, authenticity, integrity, judgement and unwavering client focus. The firm has a remarkable and uncommon record securing and retaining some of the most experienced professionals in the industry and beyond. 

Having the most experienced and stable executive recruitment team in South Australia creates value for the client due to our: 

  • Capacity to understand, scope and deliver complex executive search due to our extensive professional networks and experienced researchers
  • Significant intellectual property regarding executive candidate calibre
  • Understanding of the key industries and demographics affecting the SA economy and labour market
  • Knowledge of current remuneration trends across disciplines and industry settings
  • Experience navigating the complexities, sensitivities, risks and communication strategy required during important executive appointments
  • Extensive experience assessing leadership traits through rigorous assessment methodologies
  • Capacity to conduct effective due diligence on candidates including but not limited to rigorous reference and qualification checking
  • Preparedness to offer objective, independent and well reasoned and researched advice without fear or favour

For more information on our highly experienced and stable consulting team click on the names below.

  • Andrew Reed

    General Manager

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    Andrew Reed

    General Manager

    Andrew joined Hender Consulting as a Senior Consultant in 2002, progressed to the Principal Consultant position and was appointed as General Manager in 2016. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Prior to his consulting career, Andrew spent 15 years in leadership roles within the independent school sector. 

    During his time with the firm, Andrew has been entrusted by a diverse range of public and private entities to assist with the executive search for and appointment of the most pivotal roles within the organisation. He has recruited literally hundreds of Chief Executives, General Managers and other senior executives along with over 30 school Principals (see track record for more detail). 

    Andrew also provides high level strategic people and culture advice and consulting services such as independent executive appraisals, remuneration advice and structural reviews. In addition, he regularly partners with Boards in the search for and appointment of Non Executive Directors and regularly presents on leadership and broader people and culture matters.

    andrew.reed@hender.com.au

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  • Bernie Dyer

    Executive Consultant

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    Bernie Dyer

    Executive Consultant

    Bernie joined Hender Consulting in 2001, successfully establishing the firm’s executive contracting service as General Manager, Contracting. 

    Seeking to broaden her strategic human resources and corporate leadership experience, in 2007 she joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank as National Recruitment Manager and Senior Human Resources Business Partner, providing strategic and generalist HR leadership and people and culture initiatives to support merger integration and business transformation. Returning to Hender in 2010 as Executive Consultant, she specialises in executive search and recruitment, independent executive performance appraisal, remuneration review and human resources consulting services. 

    Experienced across diverse industry settings and disciplines, Bernie has developed a specialist focus in tertiary education, local government, not for profit, aged care and the financial and professional services sectors. Her unique experience combining strategic human resources and consulting ensures she brings a genuine and thorough understanding of the client's need to every engagement.

    bernie.dyer@hender.com.au

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  • Justin Hinora

    Executive Consultant

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    Justin Hinora

    Executive Consultant

    Justin joined Hender Consulting in 2004. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Legal Studies, Diploma in Human Resource Management and he is an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. 

    Prior to joining Hender, Justin spent nearly 5 years with an Adelaide based international professional services firm. Throughout his extensive career in executive search and recruitment, Justin has been engaged by a diverse range of public and private entities to assist with the executive search and recruitment of literally hundreds of senior executive positions, including some of the most high profile and public appointments. 

    Justin’s consulting experience extends to CEO and GM appraisals, remuneration reviews and organisational structure advice.

    justin.hinora@hender.com.au

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  • Julie Brennan

    Executive Consultant

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    Julie Brennan

    Executive Consultant

    Julie joined Hender Consulting in 2016 as an Executive Consultant. Julie brings significant commercial, professional services, not for profit and finance industry knowledge to Hender Consulting from a successful career spanning more than 25 years as a Chartered Accountant. Having recruited, led and managed effective, high functioning teams as a CFO, COO, Partner and Senior Manager, Julie offers considered and valuable strategic insight to each assignment. 

    An experienced Non Executive Director and member of Risk, Finance and Audit Committees of investment, superannuation and arts boards, Julie also brings knowledge and firsthand experience of the governance needs of both large and small organisations. 

    Julie is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) from the University of South Australia, a Professional Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation Funds from the University of Adelaide and is a graduate of the Company Directors Course of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

    julie.brennan@hender.com.au

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  • Gill Manser

    Executive Consultant

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    Gill Manser

    Executive Consultant

    Gill has over 25 years experience as a recruitment consultant in both the executive and administration fields, sourcing candidates for permanent as well as contract roles. Since joining Hender Consulting in 2004, Gill has worked in permanent executive recruitment and search across a broad range of industries including federal, state and local government, professional services, financial services, health, aged care, education, the arts, wine, retail, manufacturing and a range of not for profit organisations. 

    She has ably assisted clients across a variety of disciplines including CEO and general management, human resources, finance, business development, marketing and communications, fundraising and sponsorship, project management, contract management, facilities management, engineering, planning, governance and corporate services. 

    Prior to joining the recruitment industry, Gill held generalist human resources positions within the retail sector and state government.

    gill.manser@hender.com.au

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  • Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell

    Consultant

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    Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell

    Consultant

    Lucy joined Hender Consulting in 2015 as a Research and Support Consultant, progressing to a Consultant position in 2016. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Development Studies from the University of Adelaide. Prior to starting at Hender, Lucy held a broad administration role with a private engineering and manufacturing company during her studies at University. 

    Lucy’s primary role within the Team as a Consultant is to provide support to the Executive Consultants by drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, interview assistance, executive search and research, reference checking and resume analysis. 

    With a natural affinity for the not for profit and community sector, Lucy currently volunteers for a Cambodian education focussed foundation, the Ponheary Ly Foundation, and is a Refugee Employment Mentor at the Red Cross.

    lucy.dinnison-mitchell@hender.com.au

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  • Emily Taliangis

    Consultant

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    Emily Taliangis

    Consultant

    Emily joined Hender Consulting in 2017, bringing her broad ranging media, communications and journalism experience. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Journalism, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Spanish. 

    Her primary role within the Team as a Consultant is to provide support to our executive consultants by drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, providing interview assistance, and conducting talent mapping, research, reference checking, and resume analysis. Emily also supports identification and development of appropriate promotional and communications strategies for client opportunities. 

    Emily has held various roles prior to her time in human resources, including producer for a news and current affairs radio program in Darwin, freelance journalist, and as a media and marketing consultant in the airport and entertainment industries. Her passion lies in the art of language, and the many exciting platforms through which we communicate today.

    emily.taliangis@hender.com.au

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  • Christian Gaszner

    Consultant

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    Christian Gaszner

    Consultant

    Christian joined Hender Consulting in 2018 after diverse experiences with local and national not for profit organisations. He holds a double degree in Law and Psychological Science from the University of South Australia also completing exchanges to French and German business schools during his studies.

    Christian provides important support to our Executive Consultants drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, providing interview assistance, and conducting talent mapping, research, executive search, reference checking and resume analysis.

    Prior to joining our team, Christian also worked extensively as a coach developing confidence and leadership skills in young people to ensure enhanced performance in a team based setting. He was also engaged as an Outdoor Professional instructing sailing and rock climbing activities throughout South Australia. 

    Christian complements his focus on leadership with strong communication and collaboration skills to add value to our clients.

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  • Julieann Clohesy

    EA to the GM and Team Coordinator

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    Julieann Clohesy

    Julieann Clohesy

    EA to the GM and Team Coordinator

    Julieann joined Hender Consulting in 2017 as an Executive Assistant to the General Manager and Team Coordinator.  Prior to starting at Hender, Julieann worked in senior support roles in the manufacturing industry.

    Julieann brings a broad range of experience in office administration, including Executive Group support, maintaining confidential and sensitive materials, calendar management and complex travel logistics.

    julieann.clohesy@hender.com.au 

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  • Erin Gillan

    Executive Assitant

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    Erin Gillan

    Erin Gillan

    Executive Assitant

    Erin joined Hender Consulting in 2013 as an Executive Assistant. Prior to starting at Hender, Erin held broad administrate support roles within the creative and advertising industries.

    Erin’s role provides the consulting team with administrative support including confidential candidate and client communication, diary management, reporting, arranging travel, and scheduling and executing print and online advertising. She also plays a critical support role in capturing, summarising and proofing confidential information for appraisals, proposals and associated documents.  

    erin.gillan@hender.com.au

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  • Alison Reddicliffe

    Executive Assistant

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    Alison Reddicliffe

    Alison Reddicliffe

    Executive Assistant

    Alison joined Hender Consulting in 2017 as an Executive Assistant.  Prior to starting at Hender, Alison worked in the Trustee and Estate Administration industry.

    Alison brings over 25 years experience in all facets of office and administration management including maintaining confidential and sensitive materials, developing and refining procedure manuals and support systems, compliance reporting, managing calendars and travel logistics and general client communications.

    alison.reddicliffe@hender.com.au

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  • Stevie Bridgman

    Front Desk Administrator

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    Stevie Bridgman

    Stevie Bridgman

    Front Desk Administrator

    Joining Hender in 2017, following a successful career in diverse administration support roles in the retail sector, Stevie is the key first point of contact for the Division. She also manages a diverse range of executive support and administrative functions to ensure positive, responsive and professional services to both client and candidate alike. 

    stevie.bridgman@hender.com.au

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  • Mark Hender

    Director

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    Mark Hender

    Mark Hender

    Director

    Mark Hender is one of Australia’s most experienced executive recruiters, having worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Mark established Hender Consulting in 1993 and is the Managing Director of the Hender Group.

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Andrew Reed

Andrew Reed

General Manager

Andrew joined Hender Consulting as a Senior Consultant in 2002, progressed to the Principal Consultant position and was appointed as General Manager in 2016. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Prior to his consulting career, Andrew spent 15 years in leadership roles within the independent school sector. 

During his time with the firm, Andrew has been entrusted by a diverse range of public and private entities to assist with the executive search for and appointment of the most pivotal roles within the organisation. He has recruited literally hundreds of Chief Executives, General Managers and other senior executives along with over 30 school Principals (see track record for more detail). 

Andrew also provides high level strategic people and culture advice and consulting services such as independent executive appraisals, remuneration advice and structural reviews. In addition, he regularly partners with Boards in the search for and appointment of Non Executive Directors and regularly presents on leadership and broader people and culture matters.

andrew.reed@hender.com.au

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Bernie Dyer

Bernie Dyer

Executive Consultant

Bernie joined Hender Consulting in 2001, successfully establishing the firm’s executive contracting service as General Manager, Contracting. 

Seeking to broaden her strategic human resources and corporate leadership experience, in 2007 she joined Bendigo and Adelaide Bank as National Recruitment Manager and Senior Human Resources Business Partner, providing strategic and generalist HR leadership and people and culture initiatives to support merger integration and business transformation. Returning to Hender in 2010 as Executive Consultant, she specialises in executive search and recruitment, independent executive performance appraisal, remuneration review and human resources consulting services. 

Experienced across diverse industry settings and disciplines, Bernie has developed a specialist focus in tertiary education, local government, not for profit, aged care and the financial and professional services sectors. Her unique experience combining strategic human resources and consulting ensures she brings a genuine and thorough understanding of the client's need to every engagement.

bernie.dyer@hender.com.au

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Justin Hinora

Justin Hinora

Executive Consultant

Justin joined Hender Consulting in 2004. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Legal Studies, Diploma in Human Resource Management and he is an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. 

Prior to joining Hender, Justin spent nearly 5 years with an Adelaide based international professional services firm. Throughout his extensive career in executive search and recruitment, Justin has been engaged by a diverse range of public and private entities to assist with the executive search and recruitment of literally hundreds of senior executive positions, including some of the most high profile and public appointments. 

Justin’s consulting experience extends to CEO and GM appraisals, remuneration reviews and organisational structure advice.

justin.hinora@hender.com.au

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Julie Brennan

Julie Brennan

Executive Consultant

Julie joined Hender Consulting in 2016 as an Executive Consultant. Julie brings significant commercial, professional services, not for profit and finance industry knowledge to Hender Consulting from a successful career spanning more than 25 years as a Chartered Accountant. Having recruited, led and managed effective, high functioning teams as a CFO, COO, Partner and Senior Manager, Julie offers considered and valuable strategic insight to each assignment. 

An experienced Non Executive Director and member of Risk, Finance and Audit Committees of investment, superannuation and arts boards, Julie also brings knowledge and firsthand experience of the governance needs of both large and small organisations. 

Julie is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) from the University of South Australia, a Professional Certificate in Self Managed Superannuation Funds from the University of Adelaide and is a graduate of the Company Directors Course of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

julie.brennan@hender.com.au

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Gill Manser

Gill Manser

Executive Consultant

Gill has over 25 years experience as a recruitment consultant in both the executive and administration fields, sourcing candidates for permanent as well as contract roles. Since joining Hender Consulting in 2004, Gill has worked in permanent executive recruitment and search across a broad range of industries including federal, state and local government, professional services, financial services, health, aged care, education, the arts, wine, retail, manufacturing and a range of not for profit organisations. 

She has ably assisted clients across a variety of disciplines including CEO and general management, human resources, finance, business development, marketing and communications, fundraising and sponsorship, project management, contract management, facilities management, engineering, planning, governance and corporate services. 

Prior to joining the recruitment industry, Gill held generalist human resources positions within the retail sector and state government.

gill.manser@hender.com.au

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Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell

Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell

Consultant

Lucy joined Hender Consulting in 2015 as a Research and Support Consultant, progressing to a Consultant position in 2016. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Development Studies from the University of Adelaide. Prior to starting at Hender, Lucy held a broad administration role with a private engineering and manufacturing company during her studies at University. 

Lucy’s primary role within the Team as a Consultant is to provide support to the Executive Consultants by drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, interview assistance, executive search and research, reference checking and resume analysis. 

With a natural affinity for the not for profit and community sector, Lucy currently volunteers for a Cambodian education focussed foundation, the Ponheary Ly Foundation, and is a Refugee Employment Mentor at the Red Cross.

lucy.dinnison-mitchell@hender.com.au

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Emily Taliangis

Emily Taliangis

Consultant

Emily joined Hender Consulting in 2017, bringing her broad ranging media, communications and journalism experience. She holds a Graduate Diploma of Journalism, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Spanish. 

Her primary role within the Team as a Consultant is to provide support to our executive consultants by drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, providing interview assistance, and conducting talent mapping, research, reference checking, and resume analysis. Emily also supports identification and development of appropriate promotional and communications strategies for client opportunities. 

Emily has held various roles prior to her time in human resources, including producer for a news and current affairs radio program in Darwin, freelance journalist, and as a media and marketing consultant in the airport and entertainment industries. Her passion lies in the art of language, and the many exciting platforms through which we communicate today.

emily.taliangis@hender.com.au

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Christian Gaszner

Christian Gaszner

Consultant

Christian joined Hender Consulting in 2018 after diverse experiences with local and national not for profit organisations. He holds a double degree in Law and Psychological Science from the University of South Australia also completing exchanges to French and German business schools during his studies.

Christian provides important support to our Executive Consultants drafting job advertisements, appraisal and remuneration reports, providing interview assistance, and conducting talent mapping, research, executive search, reference checking and resume analysis.

Prior to joining our team, Christian also worked extensively as a coach developing confidence and leadership skills in young people to ensure enhanced performance in a team based setting. He was also engaged as an Outdoor Professional instructing sailing and rock climbing activities throughout South Australia. 

Christian complements his focus on leadership with strong communication and collaboration skills to add value to our clients.

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Julieann Clohesy

Julieann Clohesy

EA to the GM and Team Coordinator

Julieann joined Hender Consulting in 2017 as an Executive Assistant to the General Manager and Team Coordinator.  Prior to starting at Hender, Julieann worked in senior support roles in the manufacturing industry.

Julieann brings a broad range of experience in office administration, including Executive Group support, maintaining confidential and sensitive materials, calendar management and complex travel logistics.

julieann.clohesy@hender.com.au 

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Erin Gillan

Erin Gillan

Executive Assitant

Erin joined Hender Consulting in 2013 as an Executive Assistant. Prior to starting at Hender, Erin held broad administrate support roles within the creative and advertising industries.

Erin’s role provides the consulting team with administrative support including confidential candidate and client communication, diary management, reporting, arranging travel, and scheduling and executing print and online advertising. She also plays a critical support role in capturing, summarising and proofing confidential information for appraisals, proposals and associated documents.  

erin.gillan@hender.com.au

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Alison Reddicliffe

Alison Reddicliffe

Executive Assistant

Alison joined Hender Consulting in 2017 as an Executive Assistant.  Prior to starting at Hender, Alison worked in the Trustee and Estate Administration industry.

Alison brings over 25 years experience in all facets of office and administration management including maintaining confidential and sensitive materials, developing and refining procedure manuals and support systems, compliance reporting, managing calendars and travel logistics and general client communications.

alison.reddicliffe@hender.com.au

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Stevie Bridgman

Stevie Bridgman

Front Desk Administrator

Joining Hender in 2017, following a successful career in diverse administration support roles in the retail sector, Stevie is the key first point of contact for the Division. She also manages a diverse range of executive support and administrative functions to ensure positive, responsive and professional services to both client and candidate alike. 

stevie.bridgman@hender.com.au

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Mark Hender

Mark Hender

Director

Mark Hender is one of Australia’s most experienced executive recruiters, having worked in the industry for more than 30 years. Mark established Hender Consulting in 1993 and is the Managing Director of the Hender Group.

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Candidate Experience

At Hender Consulting we are committed to providing the best service for our clients while ensuring a positive candidate experience. We understand that employment changes can be a time consuming, emotional, challenging, and – ultimately – a career defining process.

When applying for a role through Hender Consulting you can be assured of a professional, responsive and confidential experience.

To ensure the most positive candidate experience, we commit to:

  • Protecting your privacy
  • Responding to all emails and phone calls expediently
  • Providing opportunities to make phone enquiries
  • Acknowledging receipt of all applications
  • Advising both successful and unsuccessful candidates
  • Providing feedback to unsuccessful candidates who have been interviewed
  • Providing as much information as we can about positions within the limits set by our clients
  • Independently and objectively assessing your application against the selection criteria set by our clients
  • Advising you of the identity of any entity receiving your resume before it is sent
  • Only contacting referees where we have gained your permission to do so
  • Making our client aware of your application where it is broadly in line with the selection criteria
  • Assisting you with your successful transition into a new position

Your Application

When applying for a position, we strongly encourage a cover letter to accompany your resume. This letter should capture your motivation and transferable skills and experience. We also recommend that your resume ideally has your qualifications and a career summary (date, entity, position) on the front page.

We encourage a separate application for each position. We will not register you against a specific role unless you express an explicit interest. It is advisable to send applications from a secure or private email address as you will receive an auto response confirming receipt.

At the end of a recruitment process, we will keep your resume and contact details on our system in accordance with our Privacy Statement unless you request they are removed. You may then be contacted in the future regarding different opportunities.

As part of our standard due diligence, we confirm any claimed qualifications with the relevant institution and encourage you to only list qualifications that can be verified. Please indicate if any qualification commenced was not completed or conferred.

To review and apply for a specific position, please go to Positions

To register your career details on our confidential system, please send your resume to register@hender.com.au

Contact

HENDER CONSULTING
Level 5, 81 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Tel +61 8 8100 8888


To register your career details on our confidential system please send your resume to register@hender.com.au


To consider and apply for a specific position please click here