Chief Executive Officer

Brighter Lives : Townsville Hospital Foundation


Brighter Lives is North Queensland’s best-loved charity, a dedicated team working tirelessly to ensure better healthcare to all who call this remarkable region home.

In 1989 an intrepid team set up the Townsville Hospital Foundation to provide support to the Townsville Hospital and Health Services, and its patients, staff, and visitors.

Fast forward 35 years and we are the official partner charity of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service. In 2020 we re-branded to Brighter Lives to better represent the area we look after. Not only do we support the Townsville University Hospital but also the 18 public hospitals in our region, and two residential aged care facilities.

Link : Brighter Lives Facebook page

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About Brighter Lives

Everyone looks forward to a healthy and happy life. Unfortunately many will experience injury, trauma, and illness, some of which may be life-threatening, and some may require a long extended stay or visit to The Townsville University Hospital. Brighter Lives, Townsville Hospital Foundation, helps and supports patients and their families during these times.

The Foundation also provides an army of 120 selfless volunteers in yellow who so generously donate their time across all areas of the hospital.

The Queensland Government funding to our hospital in Queensland is generated towards infrastructure and capital works, core equipment, and health services to provide the highest possible health care facilities. How do we make a difference? By stepping into the gap to provide additional patient and visitor care facilities.

Brighter Lives also makes contributions towards additional training, education, and innovative research projects, to ensure the Townsville University Hospital remains at the forefront of patient care and at the leading edge of new technology and treatment methods.

Link : About Brighter Lives

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About the Position

As the CEO your primary responsibility is to develop and deliver a operational plan that aligns with the Boards strategic direction ensuring long-term viability and growth of the Townsville Hospital Foundation.

Some travel will be required across the region.

  • Business Growth: Drive revenue growth through strategic partnerships and expansion.
  • Marketing and Public Relations: Lead marketing efforts and represent the Foundation in various circles.
  • Partnerships: Maintain key relationships with partners and community groups.
  • Financial and Risk Management: Manage budgets and assess financial and operational risks.
  • Staff and Volunteer Management: Lead a team to meet operational and compliance goals.
  • Board Relations: Coordinate Board activities and strategic planning.
  • Administration: Uphold organizational policies and procedures.
  • Fundraising: Collaborate with Hospital and Health Services for fundraising initiatives.

Link : The Team

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The Ideal Candidate

Applications for this position are sought from highly motivated and experienced people.

  • Experience in the NGO sector and governance processes.
  • Reporting to a Board.
  • Professional memberships relevant to the position.
  • Background in brand management, marketing, and public relations.

Important attributes include:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Analytic ability
  • Strong Professional Business skills
  • Communications and stakeholder engagement
  • Leading people and change
  • Proven experience creating and maintaining high level relationships within the philanthropic community, government, and private sectors.
  • Understanding of the local and national fundraising landscape.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, influence and interpersonal skills.

Link : Brighter Lives Board

Application Process

Confidential enquiries can be directed to Grace Mitchell or Clayton Cook on (07) 4447 1400.

Position Description, Salary package information, 22-23 Annual Report available upon request.

To apply for this position please click "Apply Now"


Brighter Lives has partnered with TP human capital to manage the executive search process for this role. Applications will not be accepted outside of the above application process.

Applications close 26th March 2024

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Why Townsville?

Townsville itself is a thriving city with access to a variety of world class education facilities, quality health care, affordable housing, great restaurant & coffee scene, an airport with excellent connections to Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne.

It’s a brilliant spot to raise a family. And with over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville’s lifestyle is second to none.

LINK : Live North Queensland

LINK : Things to do 

A sea-change doesn’t mean your career has to be mothballed. Plus you get to live a fantastic, relaxed, tropical lifestyle.

TP Human Capital are 100% based and owned in Townsville, and are the city’s largest and best known HR firm.