CHIRF JOB OPPORTUNITY funded by Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

CHIRF - Mallacoota's Community Health, Infrastructure and Resilience Fund IncPosition Vacant,  

Project Manager        CHIRF Administrator

Full Time of Part time, working from home. 
CHIRF, a small DGR charity based in Mallacoota has been working for 2 1/2 years to secure Doctors for the Medical Practice and provide underpinning support for continuity of medical services to the Mallacoota Community. Our interests extend beyond Mallacoota to neighbouring communities of Gipsy Point, Genoa and Cann River. 
CHIRF has secured a third Doctor for the Medical Practice and is currently working with another charity, MIAC to build a new medical centre. Construction is about to commence and due to be completed by April 2019.  CHIRF is working closely with the Medical Centre to build the business cases for better mental health services, after hours services and chronic disability support funding from government and philanthropic bodies. 
CHIRF is also working to secure additional medical facilities and a residential aged care facility for Mallacoota.

CHIRF has secured significant funding to employ an administrator to support the work of the volunteer group that is CHIRF. The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal has made a significant contribution towards ensuring the experience of the volunteer CHIRF Principals can be passed on to younger people who can continue the community work they have started. FRRR recognises burn out can be a significant issue with volunteer organisations. 

The Administrator will have the responsibility for the day to day operations of a charity including the formal requirements of the government bodies . Minor bookkeeping working with a professional accounting organization.

The Administrator will increasingly take on the responsibilities of the people that created CHIRF to allow them to carry out higher level functions and guidance of the organization. This is part of our succession plan. 

This is an opportunity for a relatively young person with a reasonable level ofexperience and qualifications to learn a new industry and contribute to improving the welfare of a remote community. To work with a small committed community group, learn from them and make your own way. The preference is for a Mallacoota or close regional area person but the CHIRF Principals are very much part of the internet management process. 

The Principals are solely outcome focused and not interested in committees, meetings or lengthy interactions that are not designed to get to the end point by the shortest possible distance. They are all highly experienced in business, government and the medical industry. They are however trained to listen. 

The person we are looking for will have to be a self starter, have ideas but be prepared to accept both direction and support. The funding has been designed to allow the Board to impart experience to the suitable person and provide future continuity for the Charity and its work. 

A detailed list of the work that the current Principals undertake is indicative of the work that the Board would expect the person to pick up on a graduated basis. It is not expected that a person would have the capacity to immediately undertake all functions the current Secretary particularly undertakes. Training, support and considerable patience are available. 

Relationships and a team environment is important. The Person would be expected to be responsive to working with Medical Centre Personnell as well as the CHIRF Board and be part of the team. We work on very flat structures. 

Salary and hours negotiable in accord with award rates. 

Regular Duties of the Secretary of the Board (not totaly exhaustive)

• Filing of formal documents with ACNC

• Filing of formal documents with the State Authorities covering Charity, fund raising, gambling. 

• Financial management using XERO as the accounting tool

• Working with SBM Financial and Accounting Services on BAS, bill payments and other financial matters.

• Ensuring all CHIRF employment obligations are met including contracts, OH&S insurance

• Publicity using both the internet, Mallacoota Community News, The Mouth and regional newspapers and the ABC Racion and local Radio

• Maintenance of the CHIRF and MIAC website and Facebook pages for Dr Search

• Support for the Dr Search Committee including arranging attendance of volunteers at the key conferences(attendance may also be part of the arrangement) 

• Maintain records of the Charity

• Be conversant or prepared to learn to use Dropbox and Google Drive

• Have solid skills with all technology , computer, internet etc

      Able to string two words together and be 

• Write grants for projects under direction

• Establish opportunities for Grants, identify need and undertake. 

• Assist management of the Medical Centre building project

• Work with the Board on the development of a program for the building of a Residential Aged Care Facility 

• Research and analysis of key regional medical health issues

• Continued development of the Mallacoota Health Check a document outlining health issues facing the community. 

Salary negotiable depending upon experience, duties etc but circa $45,000 to $55,000. Note CHIRF is a DGR Charity and is able to give employees tax free benefits under the tax law that add considerably to the value of the salary package. 

Robin Bryant  0417271852

Linda Bruce  0409 580 100

Sue Brown  0414 773 380

John Hilvert 0419 639 572