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Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10749841
Aboriginal Hostels Limited Closing date: Sunday, 26 May 2019
Job Title: Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Division: Executive Management
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Phillip - ACT
Classification: Senior Executive Service Band 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) is a company wholly owned by the Australian Government. AHL’s business operations provide a cost effective national network of safe, comfortable, culturally appropriate and affordable accommodation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who need to live away from home to access services and economic opportunity. A Board of Directors appointed by the Minister for Indigenous Affairs is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Company, consistent with the priorities and expectations of the Minister.

As the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) you will also hold the functions of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Company Secretary, and you will work closely with AHL’s CEO and Board of Directors, along with various key stakeholders to build and align current and future business and organisational capability to deliver on strategic goals within well-defined budgets. In managing corporate support functions, you will be focused on adherence to governance, developing an agile workforce, a state-of-the–art property portfolio of hostels, and other corporate services supporting the effective and efficient running of hostel operations across Australia.

You will have a strong commercial focus with significant experience in management of finance, human resources and work health & safety, risk, compliance, ICT, property, security and service delivery as well as providing support to the Board and its key committees.

To be successful in this highly demanding and challenging role, you will be an outstanding leader with extensive relevant experience and demonstrated success in the management of finance, governance, human resources, ICT, property and operations and support of organisations and their Board of Directors. You must demonstrate an ability to engage with stakeholders in developing and implementing key business decisions. Your people focus and sound judgement will be complemented by a high level of business acumen, intellectual rigour, well developed communication skills and a high level of resilience and integrity.

To apply, please obtain the Applicant Brief documentation by emailing
Ms Laura Del Miglio via or telephone number 02 6212 2030.

Applications close on 26 May 2019.


To be eligible for engagement and to maintain employment, applicants must:
- Provide proof of Australian Citizenship;
- Undergo a Satisfactory National Criminal History Check (prior to engagement);
- Meet Fitness for Duty requirements (prior to engagement); and
- Satisfactorily complete a Probation period (whilst employed)


Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

To Apply

Position Contact: Laura Del Miglio, 02 6212 2030
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS19-Fri - 03 May 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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