Chief executive officer

Tennant Creek Women's Refuge

Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge is a key service provider in the Barkly region, and is currently under the administration of Territory Families (Northern Territory Government). Recent achievements include stabilising the organisation and improving its financial stability; and securing grant funding to implement violence prevention strategies. In the Tennant Creek and Barkly region, domestic and family violence services (DFVS) are in the midst of transformative change, supported by the Barkly Regional Deal and informed by recent reviews of the service system for DFVS in the region.

Tennant Creek is the primary service town in the Barkly and is located on the country of the Warumungu people. The town has a population of 3,500 people, and lies on the Stuart Highway 510 kms north of Alice Springs and 670 kms south of Katherine.

Closing date: 

11pm, 21 June 2021


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Tennant Creek
Northern Territory

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

Salary package around $140,000 per annum
  • base salary $110,531 per annum
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • reasonable relocation costs (to be agreed)
  • rental assistance (to be negotiated).

Job description/overview: 

This role is a great opportunity for an experienced senior manager to develop the capabilities of Tennant Creek Women's Refuge whilst participating in and contributing to significant, well supported sectoral change. Key aspects of the role will include

  • strategic management of the service to maintain and develop its capabilities
  • ensuring sound financial management and ongoing viability of the service
  • establishing collaborative relationships to build organisational capacity, and
  • management, practice support and supervision for a cross-cultural local workforce of around 10.

 Alongside this, the successful candidate will work closely with the regional DFSV coordinator, Territory Families, the wider Domestic Family Violence sector and other local community agencies and stakeholders to implement collaborative arrangements and other initiatives that will strengthen service delivery to meet the needs of women and their children experiencing all forms of violence in the Barkly Region.

Contact person and how to apply: 

Due to the nature of the role, only female applicants are eligible. (Female identified position, as per section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Download a copy of the job pack including selection criteria and how to apply.

For more information about the position contact Kate Horsey on 07 3186 3609 or email


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