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Chief Executive Officer - TROG Cancer Research

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09 April 2018

Fulltime | Newcastle NSW

TROG Cancer Research conducts world-class research involving radiation to improve outcomes and quality of life for people affected by cancer.   TROG Cancer Research is a cooperative cancer trials group currently with over 1500 members, 16 open trials, 12 trials in development, and 10 new trial proposals in 2018.  Based in Newcastle, founded in 1989, TROG Cancer Research has had rapid expansion since 2012, financially and in terms of trial development, activation and recruitment. 

About the role: 
The CEO will be responsible for the overall leadership and the reputational, operational and management of TROG, and is accountable directly to the TROG Board. With a strong business acumen, the CEO will build and sustain critical relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and is responsible for developing and executing TROG’s strategic plan and working with the Board to ensure its sustainability. 

Working in partnership with the Board, you will be responsible for:

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Governance
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Business Planning and Operational Management
  • Financial and Resource Management 
  • External Stakeholder Engagement and Advocacy 
  • Workplace Health and Safety

About the Person:
You must have significant experience in executive leadership, with a strong record of accomplishment of leading financial and operational performance within a not for profit organisation. You need to be a passionate and visionary leader who achieves results by empowering success in others.

Essential Requirements:

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in a research field or healthcare
  2. Strong executive operational experience: ideally to have worked in an executive management role in a health care or research organisation with at least five years’ experience in executive management.
  3. Demonstrated experience in clinical research including project management
  4. Staff management and human resources experience.
  5. Proven capacity to lead and build appropriate organisational values and culture.
  6. Excellent communication skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders including the Membership(s), sponsors, Government agencies, Universities, community and industry partners
  7. Previous experience with funding applications and proposals.
  8. Ability to manage competing demands and identify priorities with limited timeframes and resources 

Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience with collaborative clinical trials
  • Oncology or Radiation Oncology Experience
  • Demonstrated success in sponsorship and fundraising

The position offers a competitive remuneration with non-for-profit salary packaging benefits.

About Newcastle
This role is located in Newcastle, NSW. This location is ideal for professionals seeking a balance between a challenging career and an ideal lifestyle. Known for its bustling café and beach culture, the city is on the doorstep of Port Stephens and the world-famous Hunter Valley wine region. 

Andrew Jenkins, Financial Controller and Company Secretary
Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group
T: (+61 2) 401 43909

Applications including CV and three referees close Friday 27 April 2018. 
Referees will not be contacted without prior agreement of candidate.

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