The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) is a rewarding place to work and we value the contribution made by team members. We encourage the values of equity, inclusiveness, integrity, sustainability, and evidence-informed policy and practice.

If you would like to join our team, please respond to the advertised vacancies below.

Benefits of working for the Alliance:

  • attractive not-for-profit salary packaging options
  • opportunities for further education and professional development
  • a supportive learning environment
  • flexible working conditions
  • competitive leave entitlements.

Current vacancies 

Executive Assistant

  • Excellent opportunity with a leading national organisation
  • Deliver high level executive support to the Chief Executive and ensure the efficient operation of the Chief Executive's office.
  • Provide secretariat support to the Chief Executive for matters relating to the Board, Council, Board Sub-Committees and working groups. 
  • Provide reception and general administration support as requested by the Chief Executive. 
  • Competitive remuneration package including 11.5% super, salary sacrifice and packaging options and free parking 

About the Alliance

The National Rural Health Alliance is Australia's peak representative and advocacy body for rural and remote health, with the secretariat located in Deakin, Canberra. The Alliance works closely with 46 member organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of the 7 million people in rural, regional and remote Australia.

About the role

  • Monitor and coordinate the CEO appointments, meetings, calendar, upcoming commitments and travel arrangements to ensure the CEO’s schedule is effectively organised. 
  • Assist and draft preparation, editing and responding to correspondence, communications, presentations, reports and other documents. 
  • Record, transcribe, collate and distribute meeting agendas, minutes of meetings and other material.
  • Manage correspondence, documents and files, including maintaining effective records and filing systems. 
  • Conduct research, collect and analyse data to prepare reports and documents.
  • Review operating practices associated with the position and implement improvements where necessary.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders, including government, community representatives, Board, member organisations and staff at all levels. 
  • Manage enquiries with due discretion and ensure confidential and sensitive matters are treated appropriately.
  • Assist CEO with preparation of internal HR and other policy documents, performance management work plans & processes.
  • Assist the CEO in annual staff reviews, advertise new positions for appointments and prepare orientation document for new staff. 

Corporate Governance duties:

  • Provide secretariat support to the CEO on matters related to the operations of the Board and Board Committees, including organising travel arrangements, preparing meeting agendas, coordinating and preparing meeting papers, archiving records, coordinating timely responses to action items and liaising with Board and Committee members.
  • Under the guidance of the CEO assist with monitoring, complying and filing of corporate governance requirements with respect to statutory record keeping in relation to Board business, including meeting minutes and the maintenance of registers (including Council registration and accreditation processes) as required by law, regulation or other governance considerations.
  • Oversee the program of review relating to the organisations policies and procedures and assist the CEO in reviewing these policies to ensure their ongoing currency and relevance to the governance and operations of the Alliance and the secretariat.

Reception and general administrative duties:

  • Receive incoming visitors and answer/direct incoming phone calls and emails.
  • Maintain email distribution lists and databases.
  • Monitor the NRHA email account and refer to appropriate member of staff.
  • Assist with the organisation of meetings and events, including meeting room bookings and teleconference bookings and provide administrative support as required (eg. preparation of agendas, taking minutes, etc.).
  • Assist with the management of office maintenance (e.g. equipment and building items).
  • Order and maintain office consumables, including stationery, general office supplies and printing.
  • Assist with booking and arranging travel for employees.
  • Support the administration of the Records Management System. Perform other duties as directed and necessary for the proper performance of the role.
  • Keep utmost confidentiality of Board and CEO activities

The position is a full-time position offering a generous salary package, salary sacrifice/salary packaging (full PBI status) and 11.5% employer superannuation contributions, free parking.

How to apply 

  • Applications should include a copy of your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and expertise to perform the duties for the position. Applications should be emailed to [email protected] by close of business Thursday 20 October 2022.  
  • Position description


NRHA values workplace diversity and is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment. We welcome applications from people of all abilities, backgrounds and life experiences, including Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature-age people. Should you require special assistance through any stage of the selection process, please contact our office.

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