Chief Executive Officer

Recruitment drive

Video job advertisement

Social media algorithms favour videos over still content, so we create video advertisements for all vacancies.

We take full advantage of this unique and highly effective form of candidate sourcing in order to reach the right candidate at the right time.

We post our videos on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Videos are typically posted 10-20 times, based on relevance.

Job advertisement

Chief Executive Officer

Health Services - Not for Profit

  • Brilliant change to work for a not-for profit social health enterprise
  • Oversee operational & strategic direction of the company
  • Attractive remuneration package on offer

The nature of the healthcare system is rapidly evolving, so our client is seeking an experience Chief Executive Officer to oversee operations and provide visionary leadership across the board.

  • The role

Your role will be supported by a range of consultants, and you will work in close collaboration with the operational executives, project teams, and hospital management committees to optimise strategic business planning.

Your role will encompass;

  • Be a visionary in a critical leadership position, including maintaining strategic direction and delivery of programs
  • Build relationships and collaborate with stakeholders both internally and externally
    Work in partnership with senior management to enhance the quality of clinical practice and services
  • Design and implement a plan of action to ensure the identification of opportunities for improvement and innovation
  • Make informed decisions aligned with our clients Strategic Plan and adhere to industry regulation compliance
  • Ideally, you will have knowledge of relevant industry educational packages to ensure aptitude and compliance of employees. 
  • About you

You will have operated as a CEO within the Australian health sector. Ideally, you will have;

  • Developed, implemented, and evaluated strategic business plans
  • A proven record managing a complex range of services within a health care environment
  • Sound understanding of the policy development process
  • Broad and extensive knowledge of financial management principles, including capital & operational budget management
  • Demonstrated experience with workforce planning, organisational change and quality improvement processes
  • Proven ability to formulate business plans and proposals
  • A passion for healthcare, and have a genuine desire to enrich lives
  • A Tertiary qualification within Health or Community Services (an advantage)
  • About our client

Our client is a not-for-profit social health enterprise. They are a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.

They offer a broad range of services to prevent, manage, and treat health and wellbeing, including GP & Specialist Medical Services, Aboriginal Primary Healthcare Services, Mental Health Services, and Allied Health services.

They are community and patient-centred aiming to provide safe, high quality, and timely care that exceeds expectations. Their primary objective is to continue to provide care, as well as create a platform to build a strong and healthy local community.

If you are truly committed to making a difference, apply today. 

Platforms used

We constantly refresh, rewrite and reformat our job advertisements to optimise the quality of applications received.

Our approach is aggressive - we post around 20 advertisements for every permanent job.

Advertisements are posted on:

  • Seek, Adzuna, Glassdoor, Indeed and Jora
  • LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
  • 11 Recruitment
  • On average, our advertisements perform well above the market benchmark for Seek. This is shown in the graph below.

Assessment matrix

Selection criteria




Skill test


Ref. check


MBA from a reputable institution

Community service/health tertiary qualification


CEO within Australian health sector

Strategic business plan development, implementation & evaluation

Policy development

Financial acumen & reporting

Relationship management

Change management implementation

Contract management

Business plan/proposal formulation

Large team management (100+)

Annual business plan development

Board presentation

Strategic management directive implementation


Microsoft Word - advanced

Microsoft Excel - advanced

Microsoft PowerPoint - advanced

Grammar & spelling - excellent

Passion for healthcare

Verify LinkedIn vs CV

Accept expected salary ($190+)

Previous warning of termination?

Will you pass a drug test?


Dominance 69%

Influence 45%

Steadiness 27%

Compliance 47%

Forms signed

Health/police check

Signed document - tell the truth

Docs verified

Driver’s licence

Citizen AU/NZ or PR

The Assessment Matrix is our blueprint for the recruitment process; it shows how we shortlist candidates.

Our process consists of screening, interviews, document verification, skills testing, personality profiling and reference checks. The ticks indicate the point at which each criteria is addressed.

We address all criteria at least once during the process. More important criteria are checked multiple times.

DISC profiling

Chief Executive Officer - job profile

This role requires an individual who is independent and task driven and can operate on their own without much support from colleagues and management. The individual will need to have the courage of their convictions and be comfortable with being accountable for their actions.

The person would need to be a fast paced big picture style of individual who is not overly concerned with what people think of them. Another characteristic of this role is that it will require a person who is self-confident and unlikely to experience doubt as to their decisions. The ability to act on instinct rather than calculated design or following the procedure or process, is an important aspect of the role.

The role requires someone who is able to direct others in order to get the job done. They need to have a ‘big picture’ eye for detail and ensuring that the job is done thoroughly and according to the process. They will however, need to have people working with them who are thorough and will complete the detailed part of the job.

A predominant requirement for this role is that the person holding it needs to be able to focus objectively on the task and achieving goals and not be overly concerned with offending people in the process. That is not to say that the person is unfriendly but rather should be able to work objectively without being influenced by the social pressure of being popular. They may well be a genuinely friendly person but they are unlikely to be an egotistical, extrovert, bubbly sort individual. Whereas they may be socially confident and enjoy the company of strangers they are unlikely to participate in idle chatter. To perform their job they would use their powers of persuasion and they are likely to be comfortable with confrontational situations where they have to assert themselves.

The behavioural style best suited to this type of job is a person who is comfortable with dynamic change in the working environment, and is able to adapt as required. Furthermore, the role will require a person who is goal focussed whilst being motivated to achieve the desired outcomes without significant management intervention, or the guidance of rules and procedures. They would need to have a resilient character, such that they can cope with the challenging aspects of the role, which would require them to use their strength of character and skill to adapt to complete job.

One characteristic of the behaviour required for this position is that the person needs to be comfortable with responding quickly to work demands and to be adaptable and comfortable with change. There will be times when deadlines need to be met with little warning and the person will need to adapt themselves to these tight deadlines. The person needs to be enthusiastic, energetic and confident with adapting to the changing environment and not being able to rigidly follow a process or procedure.

This role is does not have a rigid structured set of rules determining what the individual is to perform on a daily basis. The role will require an individual who is capable of thinking on their feet and adjusting to the changing dynamics of the job in order to meet the requirements. The type of person in the role will have to rely on experience and skill rather than process and will need to be confident of what they do in spite of the lack of guidance.

Job profile

Shortlisted candidates

Candidate A

Candidate B

Candidate C

Behavioural adaptation by the client to match the job profile:

Candidate A

Candidate B

Candidate C

Similar to people, jobs have their own behavioural profile that is based on duties, environment and communication.

We create a profile for every job vacancy, enabling us to match an applicant's behaviour against that of a specific role.

We use DISC, which gives us insight into how an applicant will react in certain situations. It examines the following attributes:

  • Dominance - accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
  • Influence - persuading others, openness, relationships
  • Steadiness - cooperation, sincerity, dependability
  • Compliance - quality, accuracy, expertise

Service delivery

Phase 1 - search

Phase 1 - search

Phase 2 - interview

Phase 2 - interview

Phase 3 - offer & acceptance

Phase 3 - offer & acceptance

The three phases of our service delivery process are as follows:


Steps taken between a quote being accepted by our client, and a shortlist being presented


Steps taken between round one interviews and probity checks being undertaken for the successful candidate

Offer & acceptance

Steps taken between the job offer being accepted and employment commencing


Video views


Applications received


Interviewed by 11 Recruitment




Interviewed by client




Our aim is to produce a strong shortlist by sourcing widely.

We measure every stage in our recruitment process to ensure we meet this key objective.

Our service comes with an extended 18-month replacement guarantee.

This guarantee means our interests are mutually aligned - to recruit high achievers who will excel and stay.