General Manager, Indigenous Business and Community Engagement – Australian Unity

General Manager, Indigenous Business and Community Engagement

Australian Unity


Location Negotiable – NSW, Brisbane or Melbourne preferred

Full Time

Up to 5 Year Contract

About the organisation

Australian Unity is one of the nation’s oldest mutual companies.

Their heritage goes back more than 175 years to the establishment of Manchester Unity in Victoria and South Australia on 7 December 1840.

Today Australian Unity employ more than 7,500 people providing Wellness services to around one million Australians.

Despite AU’s dramatic growth, their focus is the same as it was more than 175 years ago: to serve and enhance the wellbeing of its members, its customers and the community.

About the role

The General Manager will report to the Executive General Manager, Indigenous Services. This role will attract high level strategic thinkers with strong community connections in the Indigenous sector. It requires an experienced leader with demonstrable program leadership capabilities, an entrepreneurial track record, and superior stakeholder engagement skills. Exceptional communication skills are foundational for success in this role.

As an Executive leader in Australian Unity’s Indigenous Services team this role is responsible for supporting the sustainable business growth of existing and new businesses in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This role will require active collaboration between Indigenous Services, other Independent and Assisted Living teams (Health Services, Home and Disability Services and Residential Communities) and Australian Unity platforms to ensure the co-design and delivery of sustainable services and products that meet the existing and future needs of Indigenous Australians. The position holder will use contemporary project delivery techniques to establish new Aboriginal businesses. The role will require a leader that can demonstrate: 

  • Executive program leadership with a community focus
  • Achievements in the delivery of new business products, especially in the Indigenous sector
  • Strategic collaboration and ability to partner and work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Capability to inspire and influence a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Commercial and business acumen
  • Contemporary thinking to leading projects and managing change
  • Developing and growing scalable and sustainable businesses that drive impact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

About you

You will have stand-out leadership skills and a proven track record for delivering new business opportunities in the Australian community. You will also be able to show you can work effectively across a complex stakeholder landscape to proactively deliver better outcomes for communities. To do this, you will have the following high-level capabilities:

  • Exceptional leadership capabilities
  • Innovation and looking at different, more effective ways of doing things
  • Exceptional communication skills

To be successful in this role you will be articulate and energetic – a community and customer focused leader with a focus on outcomes and opportunities for the Indigenous sector. You will bring with you a wealth of knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures, and a proven ability to engage with Traditional Owners and build Aboriginal community capacity. Your understanding of State and national policy frameworks, government process and good governance has been gained through working in leadership positions.

What we can offer you

  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Up to 5 year fixed term contract
  • An inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.
  • Ongoing professional development

 How to apply

All applications must be made in writing and include the following:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter outlining why you have applied for the position
  • Your claims against the Key Accountabilities – up to 3 pages. The Key Accountabilities will be provided on request.

Please ensure these are sent through in WORD format.

Applications are to be emailed to with the heading “General Manager, Indigenous Business and Community Engagement” in the subject line.

Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 9 December 2019

Late submissions will not be accepted.


How to get more information

For further information on the position, please contact Pipeline Talent via phone or email for a confidential discussion