08 Mar 2019 2:30 PM | Elaine Woolstencroft (Administrator)

The role
The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to build on the strong reputation of the organisation and to lead and inspire its growth. Working closely with the Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for strategic and operational business planning and performance, and the management of day-to-day operations, people and resources. The CEO is also responsible for ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and contractual obligations while overseeing the sustainability of the organisation.

As CEO of a peak body, you will ensure that ACM best supports its diverse membership base. This includes midwifery development initiatives, the provision of professional development opportunities, leading policy and advocacy development, and being a primary spokesperson for the midwifery community.

The CEO must also advocate and represent the interests of midwifery through relationships with a range of external stakeholders, including Local, State and Federal government agencies and Ministers, and through effective communication and media strategies, including acting as a media spokesperson.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader. To be successful in this role, you must have the presence, intellect and influence to progress this important work. Ideally, you will have experience in the health sector and a member-based organisation. You will be a creative thinker with experience in organisational leadership at a senior executive level and have a qualification associated to business, leadership/management or a related discipline from the AICD or similar. You will also be able to demonstrate strong business and financial management, as well as Government lobbying and negotiating, policy development and strategic planning, corporate governance and management, risk management and a significant understanding of the issues facing the midwifery profession.

For the full position description and selection criteria, please visit ACM’s website:

This role will be located in Canberra, ACT. Capped relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

About ACM
Founded in 1984, ACM is the peak professional body for Australian midwives. It is a national not-for-profit organisation (company limited by guarantee with not for profit status) whose mission is to position and profile midwifery as the primary profession for quality maternity care through advocacy, CPD and supporting the Australian midwifery profession.

Representing around 5,000 members, ACM is the unified voice for the midwifery profession, supporting midwives to reach their full potential by setting professional practice and education standards and providing national advocacy and representation, events, training, publications and other services to members.

ACM’s key strategic priorities are outlined in the Strategic Plan, developed by the Board of Directors: (

Confidential enquiries about this opportunity can be directed to Terri Barrett, ACM President, by phoning 0422 885 033 or emailing

How to apply
Please send your CV, cover letter and your suitability claims against all selection criteria to Paige Becker, ACM Office Manager,

Applications close at 9am AEST on Monday, 8 April 2019.

An initial interview will be held with shortlisted candidates between 22–26 April 2019 and a following interview will be held with preferred candidates on 10 May 2019.

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