About the team
The AusIndustry Division actively and directly supports Australian businesses to grow and transform for the benefit of all Australians. The Division helps its customers become strong and self-reliant Australian businesses that are competitive in a national and global environment.
- We know the businesses we support; we know the communities and people who benefit from these businesses through jobs and a strong economy; we understand the regions and places where they operate.
- We place our customers at the centre of all of our services, and support government with insights and information about these businesses.
The Business Outreach team consists of the AusIndustry Outreach Network. This network is made up of Regional Managers who are the department’s front-line, face-to-face service offering, located across regional centres and capital cities. The network;
- provides local businesses with information about programs, grants and services available from all levels of government
- is mobile and engages face-to-face with the people who create, build and run Australian businesses to help them grow and succeed, and
- is in a unique position to gather local insights from the business community and economic landscape around current and emerging issues, which then feeds into policy and program design.
Our ideal candidate
This ongoing opportunity is based in the Tamworth Office. Our ideal candidate is motivated by the opportunity to contribute to improving and growing Australian businesses and will have:
- strongly developed relationship management skills including the ability to develop and foster networks and to manage and influence the expectations of key stakeholders
- highly developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to successfully navigate difficult conversations, and represent and speak on behalf of the department at public events
- a capacity to show a high level of initiative and to remain strongly motivated while working independently
- knowledge of government programs and their delivery, and
- an understanding of business management, industry sectors, including their drivers and economic influences, and key stakeholders for the surrounding region of Northern Inland & Mid North Coast.
What you will do
As a Regional Manager, you will act as a first point of contact for customers interested in support through AusIndustry programs and services in regional areas.
You represent the department in your region and build and maintain key stakeholder networks to capture and distribute business intelligence and maximise opportunities to promote the programs and services of AusIndustry.
In particular, you will:
- Maintain knowledge of industry and business profiles, as well as knowledge of issues impacting on industry and business within the region and across the State/Territory where you are located
- Develop networks and foster effective working relationships with key stakeholders including senior representatives of industry, business, community organisations, as well as state and local governments
- Maintain a very detailed understanding of the department’s current business programs, and maintain an awareness of emerging programs that may have relevance for businesses in the region
- Based on a strong track record of assistance and advice, establish a reputation as a credible representative of government for information and referrals to programs and services
- Develop and implement promotional strategies and work plans, and manage marketing and event activities within the region, including sponsorship development
- Develop lasting stakeholder networks within the region and establish the capacity to influence across these networks based on a high level of credibility and a strong track record of support, and
- Act as a key source of business intelligence for the Department, and capture and analyse business and economic intelligence of relevance to the department's interests in the region.
Regular travel around the surrounding region of Northern Inland & Mid North Coast NSW is required for this role.
To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.
A current driver’s licence is required for this role. A Commonwealth funded vehicle will be allocated to the successful candidate.
These positions require a Baseline security clearance. Successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.
The Regional Manager role will cover the Northern Inland & Mid North Coast region of NSW, with an established office based in Tamworth. Regular travel is required.
This process is being used to fill an immediate Executive Level 1 vacancy within the Branch. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies for 12 months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Gazette.
How to apply
Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, CV and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.
You are required to complete your application online.
Provide a pitch explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position. Your pitch can contain no more than 5000 characters (approximately 750 words) and should align to the job description.
You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Grayson Wolfgang on Grayson.Wolfgang@industry.gov.au
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 is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at Diversity@industry.gov.au for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please refer to our Applying for a position information.
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