Chief Executive Officer – The Animal Hospital

at Murdoch University (view profile)
Location Murdoch, Australia
Date Posted August 21, 2019
Category Practice Manager
Job Type Full-time
Closing Date 16/09/2019
Salary A competitive salary commensurate with experience will be offered to the successful candidate
Reference Number 2119A01 /202360
Contact Name Jackie Taylor


Find your passion at Murdoch and join us at an exciting time!

Murdoch University is home to the only Veterinary School in Western Australia, and its prestigious teaching hospital provides the clinical facility that enables students to learn hands on skills in veterinary clinical and diagnostic sciences. It also provides a service to community through its team of top specialists who oversee the care and treatment of all animals referred to the hospital.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced results-oriented individual with strong organisational leadership skills to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University (TAHMU).

The Position

Reporting to the Pro Vice Chancellor, College of Science, Health Engineering and Education, the Chief Executive Officer will provide strategic and operational leadership to TAHMU as a comprehensive, integrated and best-practice animal health service. This includes focusing on achieving clear outcomes to deliver on the organisation’s strategy, and fostering a culture of accountability, professionalism and high performance. Utilising well-honed stakeholder management skills and extensive networks, the appointee will cultivate strategic relationships to optimise TAHMU’s contribution to the education mission of the Murdoch University Veterinary Science courses and its contribution to the Murdoch University community in support of animal health and wellbeing.

The preferred candidate will be a strategically focused leader and will have:

  • Significant managerial experience in a hospital/ clinical environment or relevant commercial
  • Highly developed strategic and operational leadership skills coupled with a demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse group of specialist health and medical
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage financial budgets and business

For further requirements of this role refer to the Candidate Brief.

Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, and people with disability.

Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Prospective staff can expect to enjoy the lively, natural campus and dynamic work environment, as well as a range of benefits

and services unique to employment at Murdoch. There’s never been a better time to join us.

For more information or to apply:

Please visit to view the Position Description and apply, or to find out more about joining Murdoch. If you have any further queries about the position, please contact Jackie Taylor, College Business Manager via email

Closing date: 16th September 2019 (11:59pm)