Chief Executive Officer/General Manager
Morrgul is a Broome-based organisation offering procurement support to Aboriginal people wanting to supply goods or services to government agencies. Morrgul services are provided at no cost to community members with the ability and motivation to run their own business and seek out tendering opportunities.
Morrgul, which means ‘working together’, launched in September 2013 to provide business development support to Aboriginal people of the Kimberley. The organisation was initially funded for 3 years through the generous support of Woodside Energy Ltd as part of the Browse LNG Precinct Agreement with the Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr Traditional Owners – an initiative of Waardi Ltd. Morrgul is a joint venture of Waardi and KPP Business Development and was formed for the benefit of all Aboriginal people of the Kimberley.
In August 2014, Morrgul became a registered Not for Profit with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission and is endorsed as a Public Benevolent Institution and has Deductible Gift Recipient Status.
Morrgul’s funding model and client needs have changed markedly over recent years. Whereas the “Woodside funded model” allowed flexibility and high level of discretion in how monies were used to support Aboriginal businesses, the model today is government funded and highly prescriptive.
The CEO/General Manager role has therefore had to change markedly. Key focus now centres on three (3) key requirements:
Leadership – As Morrgul staff is scattered around the country from Toowoomba to Perth to Melbourne to Kununurra, there is a real need to ensure that staff work as a team (albeit remotely) and have a clear sense of the values and culture of Morrgul. This takes strong leadership skills.
Administration and financial management – As all income is now derived from government contracts, the need to have strong administrative skills and strong written skills for acquittals and reporting is paramount. In parallel, the sourcing new funding to secure the organisation’s long-term future is a constant.
Client and stakeholder management – The role requires the ability to “step in” to cover absent or travelling staff to meet client and stakeholder needs in a timely and professional manner.
Although this position does not have direct responsibility for client management or media & communications, the position has oversight responsibility for all these functions in addition to the overall culture of the organisation in line with its values and priorities as articulated in the Strategic Plan.
If you intend to apply, the following must be addressed:
Proven experience as a Chief Executive Officer or other senior leadership role carrying responsibility for social and economic development.
Have achieved a Degree in business, accounting, finance or a related field.
Proven experience working with a Board of Directors, providing professional development and strategic planning advice.
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate closely, effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people, communities and organisations, and a shared commitment with Board of Directors to meet the interests and needs of clients.
Demonstrated financial management skills (interpret reports, budgets, HR and managing commercial arrangements).
Experience in managing programs, including developing and monitoring budgets and reporting to funding bodies and program partners.
Experience in maintaining positive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders (especially Government and key industry partners).
Demonstrated high level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including IT skills.
Previous experience managing Government funded programs.
A current Driver’s Licence (Class C as a minimum).
A National Police Clearance Certificate and Working with Children Check