Department of Regional NSW
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Manager Land Services Programs

Manager Land Services Programs

  • 501956
  • Agriculture
  • Community
  • Environmental
  • Planning
  • Projects
  • Specialist Manager
  • Ongoing full-time position
  • Located in Penrith, NSW – a part of the Greater Sydney Local Land Services Region
  • Salary range starting from $134,411.00 + super & leave loading
  • Flexible work arrangements offered

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.

Local Land Services (LLS) is a state-wide organisation that is helping secure the future of agriculture and the environment for New South Wales communities.  Our programs and partnerships grow farm productivity and healthy environments and we play a vital role in helping to protect against pests, diseases and environmental threats. We connect our customers with the best services, advice and networks.

About the Role

Greater Sydney Local Land Service (LLS) are looking for a proven leader with experience delivering effective projects and programs in a complex environment. You will have a strong background in collaboration, negotiation and influencing within all levels of a business and the ability to manage complex, high functioning, multidisciplinary teams.

The main objective of this role is to drive delivery of our natural resource management and sustainable agriculture programs in line with the Greater Sydney LLS Local Strategic Plan. Through effective communication and collaboration, you will provide support in the areas of performance improvement, program and project delivery, strategic and operational planning and budget management.

Other duties undertaken in this role include:

- Mentoring and developing staff in understanding the business and its objectives

  • Managing financial and non-financial targets within the business
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to the Chair, Board, General Manager, staff and stakeholders on specific projects and LLS activities
  • Determining strategic directions for the organisation and pathways to get there


Our ideal candidate
will have proven leadership skills and experience with the ability to influence across all levels of the business. You will have extensive experience in managing people, programs and projects. Your high levels of integrity and accountability will be one of your greatest assets. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to inspire direction and purpose in the people you lead and manage.

To be successful in this role you’ll need;

  • Degree in Agricultural, Environmental, Natural Resource Management, Biosecurity and Emergency Management or related field, or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Current NSW Driver License and the ability and willingness to travel

Want to know more? Please contact Sharon Elliott – General Manager Greater Sydney Local Land Services at sharon.elliott@lls.nsw.gov.au or 0408 021 297. You can also download the role description.

Applying for the role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages in total) describing how your experience relates to the role. Applications through email will not accepted.

Applications close: Monday 28th November 2022 at 11:55pm

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.

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