Department of Regional NSW
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Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

  • 499109
  • Community
  • Planning
  • Projects
  • Temporary – 2 years, full-time role
  • Location – Tamworth / Armidale
  • Annual salary starting from $113,343pa + 10% Super + leave entitlements
  • Clerk Grade 9/10
  • Enrich the lives of people living in the regions of NSW while working in a vibrant team culture with exciting career pathways and development opportunities.

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues and is focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments/regions and strong economic prosperity. Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About our team:

Regional Development and Programs are the NSW Government’s eyes and ears on the ground for regional development and infrastructure delivery, providing multi-agency coordination, program and grant funding, community planning and coordination, and emergency response delivery.  

Regional Development and Programs plays a crucial leadership and community-facing role to support improved outcomes in economic development and community wellbeing for regional NSW. Our Regional Development branch contributes to the Regional Development and Programs priorities by facilitating business and industry growth and diversification to increase employment and training opportunities. We support economies in transition and work with critical stakeholders to increase service accessibility and improve the quality of life for regional NSW. Our coordination expertise enables the delivery of social outcomes, and as trusted advisors, we inform decision making and government intervention activities.  

About the role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic, people-focused and motivated professional to join our Regional Development team within the newly created Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW).

The Business Development Manager works with businesses, government agencies and other stakeholders to deliver NSW Government programs and services promoting economic development in Regional NSW.

This role will be responsible for identifying, delivering and managing projects that can utilise NSW Government programs to attract and retain businesses, promote economic growth, increase employment, infrastructure, investment and exports for NSW.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing and managing working relationships and networks with key State and Federal Government agencies, local government, businesses, and community organisations
  • Assisting with the delivery and management of projects that drive economic development and improve regional liveability
  • Planning activities and co-ordinating projects
  • Initiating innovative ideas in a rapidly changing industry and economic environment
  • Contributing towards market intelligence and database information to support improved outcomes

You will utilise NSW Government facilitation services and programs to provide an effective integrated team approach to the successful development and implementation of regional strategies and initiatives.

About You:

You have a sound understanding of the business development and investment process, business cases and key factors driving regional economic growth. You are effective at allocating resources and prioritising tasks to ensure deadlines are met.

To be successful in this role, our ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate experience in managing complex and sensitive consultations and negotiations with diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrate experience in developing and reviewing detailed business cases
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a broad range of conflicting and competing priorities in a high workload and dynamic political environment
  • Initiate and maintain communications with internal and external stakeholders with a customer service focus

Essential requirements

  • Have tertiary qualifications in business or economics or equivalent, relevant professional experience
  • Hold a current NSW Drivers Licence

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating a more prosperous NSW, we would love to hear from you!

Applying for the Role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV (maximum 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.

Application Closing Date – 11:55pm Tuesday 24 May 2022

For further information about this opportunity please view the role description or contact Emily Coles 0437 185 049 or with any further questions.

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required to show evidence of:

  • being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or
  • having an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved COVID19 Vaccination medical exemption at the time of your application submission.

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