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Business Growth Program Manager, Executive Level 2 – Entrepreneurs’ Programme, AusIndustry – Support for Business – Affirmative Measure Disability

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Program, Executive Level 2

About the team

Through the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, we help high potential small and medium businesses to grow, innovate and commercialise, nationally and globally. This improves outcomes for individual businesses and benefits the broader Australian economy, as well as improving the wellbeing of people in our regions, in different sectors and in different communities across the country.

We work in partnership with private sector organisations and draw on deep sector expertise to provide advice, guidance and grants to small and medium enterprises. We deliver these services and grants through four elements – Business Management, Accelerating Commercialisation, Incubator Support and Innovation Connections.

What you will do

As the Business Growth Manager, you are responsible for the delivery of the Business Management element of the program. This is a wide ranging and challenging role that involves:

  • Increasing business growth for Australian businesses and actively contributing to improvements for EP as a whole.
  • Leading and developing a team working across different state offices, and working collaboratively with other managers across the program, within the policy development areas of the department and with industry and sector experts.
  • Establishing relationships with our private industry partners and over 100 business advisers nationally who deliver business advisory services, and working closely with these partners to generate business intelligence and ensure a consistently high level of performance.

You would be supported by a leadership team of colleagues and a senior manager who are committed to customer-centred service delivery and improving Australian business performance, and increasing productivity and jobs.

Is this you?

You are motivated by the opportunity to contribute to improving Australian business growth and you have a deep understanding of Australian SMEs or the ability to quickly gain this. You enjoy working collaboratively and building partnerships and networks. As well as being open to learning, you have the judgment to engage constructively with risk, and to adapt the approaches taken to meet program outcomes to a high degree. You have experience mobilising people to successfully address challenges.

You may have significant experience in program management and delivery, policy development, or business management. Or you may have other professional experience that translates to the leadership and management requirements of this role. Your qualifications in a relevant discipline are highly regarded, along with your proven track record managing for outcomes and establishing high performing teams and systems.

Affirmative Measure

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 27 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2016. This vacancy is open only to people with disability.

Successful applicants are required to provide evidence to confirm they are a person with disability. Evidence of disability is not to include information about the type of disability. Suitable evidence of a disability would be a certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner. The following documents would also be acceptable:

  • letter from a Disability Employment Service or jobactive provider
  • letter from a secondary or tertiary institution disability services unit in relation to a recent student.

If the above documents are not available, a statutory declaration from the applicant can be accepted.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  1. an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words)
  2. tell us about three (3) professional achievements within the last 5 years that you are proud of (limit your total response to between 300 and 500 words).

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact General Manager - Entrepreneurs' Programme, Emma Greenwood on (02) 6102 9451 or on

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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