Regional Manager - Southern Tasmania, Executive Level 1, AusIndustry

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Hobart
Categories: Communications, Executive Level 1, Other Management

About the team

The AusIndustry Business Outreach section is a front-line, face-to-face national service offering. A network of Regional Managers located across regional centres and capital cities, informing local businesses about programs, grants and services available. Engaging face-to-face with the people who create, build and run Australian businesses.

The network is in a unique position to gather local insights from the business community and economic landscape. These current and emerging issues, are the fed into policy and program design. Fostering strong collaborative relationships with local, state and federal government agencies, the network offers a personalised business liaison function that takes into account the regional conditions.

Our ideal candidate

As a Regional Manager you will undertake complex work under broad direction. You will play a major role in the face-to-face, front-line delivery of the department’s national service offering. Providing a tailored approach to the promotion, reach and success of these services in a region. Traveling extensively throughout your region of responsibility as a key representative of the department and the Australian government.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • an understanding of business management and of key industry sectors, including their drivers and economic influences
  • strongly developed relationship management skills including the ability to develop and foster networks and to manage and influence the expectations of key stakeholders
  • a capacity to show a high level of initiative and to remain strongly motivated while working independently
  • highly developed analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to plan and develop solutions in situations that require considerable interpretation and analysis 
  • strong organisational skills including the ability to monitor progress and deliver high quality outcomes on time in the context of multiple competing demands
  • highly developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to successfully navigate difficult conversations, and represent and speak on behalf of the organisation at public events
  • knowledge of the local region, its key stakeholders and priority business sectors
  • experience in using knowledge management systems and communications technologies to manage information, maintain connections and achieve work goals
  • knowledge of government programs and their delivery.

What you will do 

You will:

  • Promote the government’s business assistance programs and services. Travelling across the region, to ensure wide and representative engagement with stakeholders.
  • Maintain a detailed understanding of the department’s current business programs. With an awareness of emerging programs that may have relevance for businesses in the region.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry and business profiles within the state.
  • Develop a strong understanding of business groups within the region. Identify gaps and needs that align with programs offered by State/Territory and local governments.
  • Develop lasting stakeholder networks within the region. With the ability to influence these networks based on a high level of credibility and a strong track record of support.
  • Provide a regional contact point for applicants to the department’s programs. Providing advice and guidance in support of their engagement with the department.
  • Identify opportunities to build connections and opportunities within the region, through participation in local initiatives, committees, groups and taskforces.
  • Manage a discretionary marketing budget, with the goal of raising the profile of the department and its programs. Identifying opportunities for the department’s participation in regional events, initiatives and projects.
  • Undertake public presentations, formally representing the department.  Provide support to the Minister and Executive’s when in the State/Territory.
  • Develop and implement promotional strategies and work plans. Manage marketing and event activities within the region, sponsorship development and management, and event planning, management and implementation.
  • Act as a key source of business intelligence for the department. Capture and analyse business and economic intelligence supporting the department's interests.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to prepare briefs, ministerial correspondence and requests.
  • Keep senior staff informed, escalating issues and proposing solutions on the basis of good judgment and an understanding of priorities.
  • Coach and mentor staff, providing effective feedback on work.


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

To perform this role you will require a current driver’s licence.

Security Clearance

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


This job is being used to fill an immediate Executive Level 1 vacancy. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing or non-ongoing Executive Level 1 vacancies should they become available within 18 months from the date of advertising.

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).

Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request. Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Kevin Turner via or 0499 297 498.

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 full time/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 team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please refer to our Applying for a position information for additional information on how to apply.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

Advertised: Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time

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