The Opportunity

General Manager, Coastal Network

Job Title: General Manager, Coastal Network
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New South Wales
Salary: Attractive package
Start Date: 2022-07-17
Reference: BH-29793
Contact Name: Rob Macmillan
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 18, 2022 16:09

Job Description

General Manager – Coastal Network
Executive Band 1
Southern NSW Local Health District


  • Key executive position responsible for 900 staff and a budget of $170 million
  • Significant redevelopment investment across the network
  • Outstanding opportunity to lead this hospital and health network, and shape and deliver next generation models of care
  • Beautiful coastal location with excellent salary package and conditions

About the role
Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) delivers health care across an area of 45,000 square kilometres, from Goulburn and Crookwell to the Victorian border and surrounds the ACT on three sides.  It extends from the beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the Great Dividing Range and the Snowy Mountains. SNSWLHD serves a permanent population of over 210,000 and is also responsible for providing sustainable healthcare to the 5 million tourists who visit the area annually.  It has an annual budget of $460m, employs over 3,000 staff and delivers healthcare services across more than 20 facilities.  SNSWLHD is now seeking to appoint a General Manager (GM) to lead the recently formed Coastal Network and play a key role on the executive leadership team of the district.
This role requires outstanding strategic and operational leadership of the four hospitals – South East Regional (Bega), Batemans Bay, Moruya, and Pambula hospitals, and two community health facilities. In parallel, the GM will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the development of the new $260 million Eurobodalla Regional Hospital at Moruya. As a key leader in SNSWLHD and the community, the GM provides significant input to the development and oversight of strategic and business plans, policy development, business and clinical service strategies and relationship management. The successful candidate will continue the roll out of the ‘Elevate’ leadership framework across the Coastal Network, developing a culture of service and employee engagement.  
For further information, please CLICK HERE to watch a short video presented by Margaret Bennett (Chief Executive) about the region, the networks, the role and what you can expect in terms of support and development if successfully appointed.  Please  CLICK HERE for another short video about Southern NSW Local Health District.  
About you

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate significant achievement across a broad spectrum of areas including clinical operations, strategic planning and delivery, workforce management, clinical governance, and patient safety.  You will display outstanding leadership and communication skills with the ability to influence multiple stakeholders. First class engagement skills across all levels of the medical, nursing, and allied health professions as well as across the broad patient community is also a critical aspect of this role.

This represents a unique and exciting opportunity to help shape the vision of, and ultimately deliver, world class healthcare across this thriving and growing community.  It also offers you the prospect of living in the picturesque south coast region of NSW and becoming part of the friendly and community centred culture which the area is renowned for. You’ll be an authentic leader who achieves outstanding results with your people and can bring the values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment into everything you do. You will challenge the status quo, focus on outcomes and consult extensively to engage stakeholders.

Applying for this Role

For further information and to download the Candidate Information Pack which includes the Role Description and how to apply, please CLICK HERETo discuss further, please contact Rob Macmillan, Partner at Derwent Search or Shannon Bird at  or call on 02 9091 3266.

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.

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.


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