Department of Regional NSW
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Business Operations Manager

Business Operations Manager

  • 500158
  • Accounting and Financial
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Human Resources and Recruitment
  • Full-time ongoing role based in our Wollongong office, we offer a flexible working environment with plenty of benefits
  • Champion the implementation of innovative system and processes
  • Lead and deliver business solutions, resourcing, financial and support services incorporating office management
  • Salary ranging from $113,343 to $124,901 plus Super, Leave Loading and Flex Leave.  


Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.


About us

Public Works (PW) is part of the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), and supports local and state government agencies to deliver critical infrastructure initiatives by providing expert advisory, planning, design, delivery and support services.  There’s nothing abstract about what we do. Just look around. Our work is in the hospitals, dams, water treatment plants and high schools – the real foundations of prosperous communities.  Every day we help shape the ambitious projects that bring progress to more people in NSW. From forging a more sustainable relationship with the land around us, to engineering the big ideas of the future. In every challenge we see the chance to build stronger and more connected communities. We do this by developing solutions that show creativity and grassroots ingenuity, providing impartial advice and support at all levels of government and the private sector, and partnering with experts to maximise the benefits of our knowledge and experience.

In Public Works offices all over the state, you’ll find local expertise for local issues. We uncover the best talent, scrutinise cost and risk, and bridge the gap between private sector and government. By managing these nuances, projects we work on don’t just get done, they become benchmarks others aspire to.


About the role

Sitting within the South Coast Leadership Team and reporting directly to the Regional Director, the Operations Manager is responsible for the leadership and delivery of business solutions, resourcing, administrative, financial and support services. This role has a ranged scope, your work will include but is not limited to:

  • Undertaking workforce planning, resource coordination and development and delivering recruitment, financial and other administrative functions
  • Deliver innovative changes that positively impact and deliver on business objectives
  • Review and implement improvements in systems and processes
  • Utilise your strong relationships skills to provide advice to management on strategic and operational matters, and providing commercial and financial advice to clients


About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent in Commerce, Human Resources, Business or another related field and/or equivalent knowledge and experience in operations
  • Working knowledge of organisation development and change management methodologies, principles and practices with experience in process re-design
  • Experience in a senior business, commercial or financial role within a similar environment
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and willingness to drive to work in remote locations which may include overnight stays.


Applying for the role

If this role sounds ideal to you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.

For more information please contact John Anderson on 0412 393 480  or via

Applications close Tuesday 16 August 2022 at 11:55pm.

A recruitment talent pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

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