Deputy CEO

NPY Women's Council

NPY Women’s council is led by women’s law, authority and culture to deliver health, social and cultural services for all Anangu.

Aboriginal women from the NPY Lands created NPY Women’s Council in 1980 to give a voice to women in this region. It is now a major provider of health and human services that maintains a strong voice for its members on issues such as substance abuse, domestic and family violence, child protection, policy and other safety issues, and the needs and aspirations of young people.

The NPY Lands are home to 6,000 Indigenous people (Anangu and Yarnangu) from 26 desert communities and homelands, spread over 350,000 square kilometres in the cross border region of Central Australia. NPY Women's Council employs over 150 staff and its head office is based in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

NPY Women’s Council is inviting Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to apply for the key role of Deputy chief executive officer.

Due to the nature of this role, you must be a female and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to be eligible.

Closing date: 

11pm, 28 October 2019


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Alice Springs
Northern Territory

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

$143,493 - $154,527 per annum

Plus salary packaging and superannuation.

Read more information about the benefits and entitlements on our website

Job description/overview: 

Working closely with the CEO, the Deputy CEO is a key member of a high performing leadership team whose primary focus and responsibility is to manage the overall running of the organisation working in close consultation with the directors; and ensuring that NPY Women’s Council continues to be regarded as a high quality Aboriginal community controlled organisation delivering excellent services and outcomes for families in the NPY region.

The Deputy chief executive officer contributes to the strategic vision and growth of NPY Women’s Council and is responsible for a number of high level, strategic and operational outcomes which include:

  • Effectively supporting the Chief executive officer
  • Providing strategic direction to a high performing leadership team.
  • Overseeing a highly skilled and empowered workforce throughout the organisation.
  • Overseeing organisation funding reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Representing NPY Women’s Council and working with top level government stakeholders.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will be an experienced leader with sound knowledge of Indigenous issues in and affecting remote communities, gender, development and other matters relevant to this context. You will be experienced in overseeing program budgets and service delivery and be well regarded as a leader and manager of staff.

You may have held a similar role or you may have the desire and ambition to take that next step up within an Aboriginal controlled organisation; and while tertiary qualifications are valued they are not essential for candidates with appropriate experience.

Your interpersonal and communication skills will ensure you work effectively with a broad range of people within and outside the organisation. Above all, you will demonstrate honesty, integrity, diplomacy and a sense of fairness.

Contact person and how to apply: 

For more information about the position refer to our website or contact Sally on 08 8985 1728 or email 

Candidates are asked to forward a CV and cover letter (max 2 pages). Selected applicants will be phone screened and may be asked to participate in an interview.

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