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Chief Executive Officer


8 May, 2024 Full-time
  • Steer towards Growth and Excellence by Charting the Course 
  • Amazing Salary Package, Supportive Crew and Board of Directors 
  • Career Growth in Scenic Surrounds – Hawkesbury, NSW  


Navigate new horizons as you take the helm at Kurrajong & District Hospital Society Incorporated (KDHS). Anchored in a cherished institution with a rich history and a deep-rooted commitment to the Hawkesbury community since 1956. Initially established as a hospital, providing maternity services to women on ‘that side’ of the Hawkesbury River, the business now includes is a small residential aged care facility and social housing. There is land onsite for future development, and the board has an appetite for change. 

As CEO, you will be steering the ship through uncharted waters of aged care, during a time of significant reform. This is more than a job; it’s a chance to shape the future of a boutique organisation with deep roots in the community, sailing towards new horizons of success, growth and prosperity. 


While you don’t need to have aged care leadership experience, having worked across human services is essential. You are a dynamic and visionary leader with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. You possess the following qualities: 

  • Strategic Thinker: Just as a skilled navigator charts the course, you are adept at developing and executing strategic plans.  
  • Compassionate Communicator: Your ability to build relationships and foster trust among staff, residents, families, and external stakeholders is unparalleled. 
  • Experienced Leader: Your experience, interests and in fact what brings you joy, is working in the human services sector as a leader. 
  • Innovative Problem-Solver: Resourceful and resilient, you thrive in the face of change, and find opportunities for growth and improvement. 
  • Community Champion: Committed to making a positive impact in the community, you advocate for the needs of residents and promote KDHS. 


  • Visionary Leadership: Like a seasoned Captain, you will guide the organisation with a strategic vision that honours its heritage while driving innovation and growth. Unlike steering the Titanic, whose size was unmanageable, every slight turn you make at KDHS will reap immediate results. Your leadership will shape the destiny of this boutique organisation, setting a course for success in partnership with a supportive Board of Directors. 
  • Operational Excellence: With a crew of dedicated professionals by your side, you will ensure the smooth operation of all facets of operations. From compliance, accreditation, financial and workforce management to asset utilisation, your steady hand will navigate through any strong head-winds and identify future opportunities alike. 
  • Nurturing Good Governance: Safeguard the integrity of KDHS with the precision of a seasoned navigator, ensuring calm expert sailing through regulatory waters. Uphold the highest standards of governance, managing risks like a skilled captain navigating a ship through stormy seas. Foster strong relationships between the Board and CEO, charting a course that aligns with the organisation’s mission, values and strategic plan. 
  • Community Engagement: Just as a skilled navigator charts the course, you will represent KDHS within the Hawkesbury community and LGA, fostering trust and collaboration to support the needs of residents and their families. Your ability to forge strong relationships, will anchor KDHS as a beacon of care and support in the community. 
  • Team Empowerment: As the Captain of the ship, you will empower your crew to excel in their roles, fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration during the voyage. A good crew is developed to demonstrate resilience, best practice and operational excellence. Their team and individual performances show determination, compassion, joy, kindness and professionalism.  


Joining Kurrajong & District Hospital Society Incorporated means embarking on a rewarding journey where every decision you make has a direct and immediate impact. With the support of a skilled and experienced Board of Directors, you will have the opportunity to lead with autonomy and creativity, shaping the future of aged care in the Hawkesbury region

Located in Kurrajong, this role offers not just a career opportunity but also a lifestyle change. Embrace the tranquillity of rural living while making meaningful leadership impact. 

With an excellent salary on offer, you’ll feel like you’ve won the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.  


Do something that takes you out of the ordinary. 

If you’re ready to take the helm and steer Kurrajong & District Hospital Society Incorporated towards new horizons of success, we’d love to hear from you. 

Call PJ on 9144 4544 to chat about this unique role. Or to apply, send your resume to 

We’re good people who find good people. 

(The official job offer will be made after the successful candidate has received the tick on relevant police and recruitment checks.