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Job Listing Date
24 Mar 2020
Far West & North Central NSW
$100,000 + super + salary packaging
Work Type
Full Time
CEO & General Management, CEO

 CEO - Barriekneal Housing & Community Ltd - Lightning Ridge NSW

About Barriekneal

Barriekneal Housing & Community Ltd is a proud, thriving Aboriginal owned and managed organisation committed to service excellence, providing housing & supporting healthy families, culture, environment and quality of life for our people. Celebrating 40 years of service in 2019, Barriekneal Housing & Community Ltd operates multiple services including social housing provision and tenancy management, a local service station, a large property, an Aboriginal Language Program and leases various commercial premises in Lightning Ridge.

About the Opportunity

Barriekneal Housing & Community Ltd has an executive leadership opportunity for a CEO to lead and manage the company into a new future. This is a full-time, 2-year contract position (including 6 month probationary period), with extension possible for the right person. This role will be based in Lightning Ridge, NSW.

This is a newly created position and has responsibility for all Barriekneal Housing & Community Ltd programs and activity to ensure performance, targets, community development and contractual obligations are met.

This role requires a dynamic, flexible and creative change maker who is excited by the opportunity to lead and grow a well established company with an outstanding reputation and solid foundation from which to thrive. 

You will be responsible for the implementation and transition to the new structure and play a key role in the change management process underpinning successful change. 

To be considered for this position you will have experience in a similar role in an organisation that is Aboriginal owned and managed or works intensively with the Aboriginal community. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

You will have outstanding business and financial acumen, demonstrated experience in nurturing talent and fostering an effective and motivated team environment as well as strategic planning and implementation skills to operate in a dynamic and opportunity focused environment.

You will have proven success in leading in a culturally sensitive environment, focusing on program delivery, activity and business development that enables Aboriginal people to thrive and the company to achieve its objectives and fulfil its purpose.

Tertiary qualifications in business, community development or equivalent are desirable


Barriekneal Housing & Community Ltd is a well established and highly regarded organisation in western NSW - a leader in their field. This is a rare opportunity to drive strategic and operational objectives in a range of different program areas including Housing, Business, Tourism, Culture and language and Youth to see the direct improvement of outcomes for Aboriginal people.

You will be rewarded with a salary starting from $100,000 + super (commensurate with experience and qualifications). You will also have access to an excellent range of additional benefits including support to find appropriate accommodation, salary packaging, and access to a shared vehicle for work purposes. 

Newly created Leadership roles like this don't come around often. If you are looking for a change of scenery or the chance to take the next step up in your career then - apply now.

About Life in Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge is an incredibly unique (some say quirky) outback community boasting a multi-cultural and vibrantly inclusive population located 360km north of Dubbo and 230km west of Moree and Narrabri in the heart of black opal country. 

With a large and well stocked supermarket, newsagency, post office, great hardware and variety stores and a few cafes/restaurants you have everything you need and what you can’t get, you can buy online and have within days!

It’s a town that welcomes 90,000+ visitors a year and has wonderful attractions and opal retail venues but also has frequent arts and cultural activities and a regular Sunday market which locals love.

This community has a lot to offer and welcomes new residents with warmth and care! If you are looking for an outback change, this is most definitely the place to be.


How to Apply

Applicants should provide a copy of their current Curriculum Vitae along with a cover letter that highlights their suitability for the role and specifically addressing your skills, experience and evidence of success for this role.


Applications should be marked CONFIDENTIAL The Chairperson Barriekneal Housing & Community Ltd Po Box 651, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834 or emailed Subject - CONFIDENTIAL to


Applications close Midnight 23rd April 2020.

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