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General Manager


Employer: Doctors For Nutrition
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Management, Executive & Senior Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Australia-Wide

Job posted on: 09 September, 2019.
Applications close: 30 September, 2019.

About us:

Founded in 2018, Doctors For Nutrition is a small, independent health-promotion charity with big plans to equip healthcare practitioners, institutions and the general public with evidence-based information and education on optimum human nutrition.

With medical and dietetic practitioner ambassadors across Australia, New Zealand and globally, our mission is to inspire the healthcare sector, policy makers and society at large to adopt whole food plant-based nutrition as a powerful tool in disease prevention and care.

Our ultimate vision is a society and healthcare system that embraces evidence-based nutrition solutions to help people optimise their health and quality of life.

To learn more about us, visit doctorsfornutrition.org.

What we can offer:

  • An attractive remuneration package commensurate to skills & experience
  • The option to salary package up to $18,550 per FBT year (1st April to 31st March)
  • The ability to work from the comfort from your home office - avoid the daily commute
  • A small team of passionate and committed colleagues
  • Flexible working arrangements and an organisational commitment to well-being
  • A supportive Board of Directors
  • The support of a wider team of leading plant-based health practitioners who serve on our Advisory Council
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A unique opportunity to enhance human health and create positive change within the healthcare sector

About the role:

Doctors For Nutrition is working for a future where whole food plant-based nutrition is widely used in disease prevention and care. As we continue to grow our influence, we are looking for a skilled and confident leader to join us as General Manager to help take the organisation forward into its next chapter.

As General Manager, you will be responsible for driving and executing our strategy, leading day-to-day operations and building strong relationships with multiple, cross-sector stakeholders.

As Doctors For Nutrition is a new, dynamic and evolving charity, you will work both at a strategic and operational level, taking a hands-on approach and collaborating within a small team to make a big impact.

Acknowledging that this opening is fixed-term to 30 June 2020 with a view to extension, it offers an exciting challenge to lead and grow a first-of-its-kind organisation in Australia. Take a leap of faith with us to grow the organisation and the role, building on your impressive portfolio of skills and experience to create a truly meaningful impact.

Doctors For Nutrition is committed to supporting the successful candidate to develop and flourish within this role through the strong support of our Board, Advisory Council and skilled and passionate team of staff.

Please note that interstate travel may be required on occasion, depending on your location.

For a complete list of primary responsibilities, please refer to the position description provided below.

About you:

As the General Manager, you will have a natural ability to lead and think strategically, have exceptional communication skills and thrive on taking on challenges. In looking for your next career move, you’ll have experience in leading either organisations or teams of a similar size.

You will have an understanding of whole food plant-based nutrition, a dedication to the vision and mission of Doctors For Nutrition, and will embody our organisational values. Agile thinking and flexibility are second nature, as are high levels of emotional intelligence, resilience and drive.

For a complete list of required skills and experience, please refer to the position description below.

How to apply for this job

Please read, complete and submit all the elements of this application to ensure your submission is considered.

To be considered, please email recruitment@doctorsfornutrition.org with the subject ‘General Manager Application via EthicalJobs,’ attaching the following:

  • Application Cover Sheet (as provided below)
  • Cover letter addressed to the Board of Directors outlining the following:
    • Why Doctors For Nutrition
    • Why you are the ideal candidate for this role
    • What being an effective leader means to you
  • Your curriculum vitae

You must have appropriate working rights to apply for this role (working visas of less than 12 months will not be considered), either:

  • An Australian Citizen
  • OR hold permanent residency
  • OR have a valid working visa

For further information or for any questions please contact recruitment@doctorsfornutrition.org.

Applications close 30 September 2019.

Supporting materials  Application Cover Sheet - General Manager.pdf
 Position Description - General Manager.pdf