The Opportunity

District Director, Finance and Performance

Job Title: District Director, Finance and Performance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Port Macquarie
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-10-12
Reference: BH-28949
Contact Name: Rob Macmillan
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 13, 2021 12:10

Job Description

District Director, Finance and Performance - HSSE Band 1
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Port Macquarie, NSW

• High profile executive leadership role, reporting to the Chief Executive
• Outstanding opportunity to impact this regional health service and the communities served
• Beautiful coastal location with excellent salary package and conditions

About the role

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) extends from Port Macquarie in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north, along the picturesque and popular coastal strip of NSW, and serves a population of 215,000. It has a workforce of 4,300 across seven hospital sites, operates to a budget of c$740m, and is led by Mr Stewart Dowrick, CEO. MNCLHD is financially robust, with excellent performance outcomes across its main clinical services, and enjoys strong relationships with its numerous stakeholders and partners including the local PHN, academic and research partners, neighbouring health districts and the wider community.

MNCLHD are seeking a strong, commercially focused and experienced District Director, Finance and Performance (DDFP). Reporting to the CE and based from Port Macquarie, this person is a critical business partner for the executive team, providing support and advice to the CE and the Board relating to financial strategy, performance, risk, governance, capital expenditure and other key strategic and operational matters. The DDFP leads all aspects of financial and performance operations which ensure continuous, effective service with a responsive and accountable customer focus. The DDFP provides inspirational leadership to a direct team of 8 and a much larger indirect team, fostering a responsive, future focused and contemporary culture which supports staff to deliver true excellence. Critical to this person’s success will be their capacity to forge strong relationships with key stakeholders including NSW Health, the local PHN, academic and research partners, neighbouring health districts and the wider community.

About you

To succeed in this role, you’ll be a contemporary executive finance leader, CA or CPA, with significant experience managing financial strategies within large, complex organisations. Your experience may have been gained within a government or public sector agency; alternatively we will consider private / NFP experience, in which case you’ll ideally have interfaced with government funders, stakeholders or partners in some capacity within your recent career. Critical to your success will be your ability to lead, motivate and inspire your team to be the very best, within a highly challenging and demanding environment.

This represents a unique and exciting opportunity to support world class healthcare across this thriving and growing community. It also offers the prospect of living in the beautiful and picturesque Mid North Coast of NSW and becoming part of the friendly and community centred culture which the area is renowned for.

Please CLICK HERE to download the Candidate Information Pack for this role which includes the detailed Role Description and details on how to apply.

This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, Health Service Senior Executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $228,893 - $252,523 per annum with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Rob Macmillan, Partner Health – Derwent Search or Madison Milliner at or call 02 9091 3266.

Applications close: Sunday 31st October (11.59pm)

COVID-19 vaccination is now a mandatory requirement for all NSW Health employees. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status upon joining to support this recruitment process.

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.