Picture of a golden sunlit landscape in Queanbeyan area. Gumtrees in foreground, blue sky and river in background.

Manager Regional Programs

Manager Regional Programs

  • 502651
  • Community
  • Projects
  • Full-time fixed term opportunity up to 2 years
  • Location: Willing to consider candidates across all NSW locations. Preference will be given to candidates based regionally, with a focus on Queanbeyan, Armidale, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour. 
  • Salary from $134,411pa to $155,445pa + Super (Clerk Grade 11/12)
  • Be part of a dedicated, passionate team who are serious about making a real, meaningful difference to the people and communities of regional NSW


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.


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. The 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.


About our team

Our Regional Programs branch ensures sector excellence and leadership in the design, delivery and evaluation of programs to support social and economic outcomes for regional NSW through the administration of the $3bn Regional Growth Fund. Our work is structured and procedural with a focus on strong governance, quality systems and transparency in government administration. 

We play a crucial leadership role that supports improved outcomes in economic development and community wellbeing for regional NSW. Our programs and staff are focused on growing regional economies, communities and employment  and improving quality of life for regional communities.

More detailed information about our teams can be found on the Regional NSW website by clicking here.


The Opportunity

This role will lead a team in the coordination and delivery of regional development programs, providing strategic and program management and oversight.

Working as a Manager Regional Programs, your day will consist of but not be limited to:

  • Leadership – Undertake program delivery, develop and implement appropriate governance and risk frameworks, performance measures and reporting standards. Lead a team to deliver priority programs.
  • Collaboration – Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders and program partners to deliver targeted regional development programs. Foster and develop strategic working partnerships to broker, develop and deliver programs.
  • Finance – Manage administration and allocation of funding support to peak regional committees, local councils, joint organisations etc.
  • Advice – Advise senior executive and Minister’s Offices on key initiatives.


What We Can Offer You

  • Meaningful and rewarding work with opportunities to contribute to your community, achieve your professional goals, and maintain a work-life balance.
  • Flexibility (including hybrid working) a 35-hour working week plus generous parental support, health and wellbeing & employee assistance programs.
  • A job with us means you can deliver with impact, connect to what matters and live your way! Watch this video to find out more.


About You

You understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships of a collaborative nature. You welcome the challenge of managing relationships with government agencies, exercising diplomacy and judgement when liaising with advisory bodies and other federal, state and local agencies.

You are experienced in identifying opportunities and risks to successfully deliver programs and strategies.

Your previous experience in managing a team to deliver outcomes within tight deadlines while ensuring adherence to governance processes and policies will provide the foundation for your effectiveness in this role.


Applying for the role

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your relevant skills and experience to succeed in the roles.

To find out more about this role, please contact Kalina Koloff at kalina.koloff@regional.nsw.gov.au or view the full role description

Applications close on 11:55pm Wednesday, 8 February 2023.

A recruitment 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 eighteen months. 

The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required. 

Apply here

Refer someone to this job

Not You?

You will now be directed to the apply page to complete your application.

Recommended for you

Team Leader Land Services

502713 Penrith NSW Australia Penrith Regional Delivery Conservation, Engineering, Environmental, Environmental Science, Field Officer, Marine and Coastal Management, Pest and Weed Control, Projects, Specialist Manager
Lead, support & mentor the team responsible for delivering programs & projects focused on delivering a large-scale conservation project in Western Sydney. Proven project management experience combined with the ability to manage and inspire your t...

Inspector Environment

502095 Coffs Harbour. Maitland. Newcastle. Sydney NSW Australia Coffs Harbour. Maitland. Newcastle. Sydney Resources Regulator Projects, Regulatory and Compliance
Do you have a scientific background, particularly in environmental, earth & geosciences? Check out the Inspector Environment roles we currently have on offer in an expanding team.

Administrative Support Officer

502763 Taylors Beach NSW Australia Taylors Beach Infrastructure Investment & Business Exl Administration and Clerical
We have an exciting full-time ongoing Administrative Support Officer role to fill in Taylors Beach.

Executive Officer

502766 Gosford NSW Australia Gosford Regional Economic Development Accounting and Financial, Administration and Clerical, Planning, Policy
Seeking for a high-performing Executive Officer to join the Office of Regional Economic Development (ORED) team.

Senior Systems Officer

502286 All of NSW. Orange. Regional NSW. Tamworth NSW Australia All of NSW. Orange. Regional NSW. Tamworth Infrastructure Investment & Business Exl Governance, Information and Communications Technology, Media, Publicity and Communications, Planning, Policy, Projects
Do you have experience with designing successful business systems? If you are looking for the next step in your career, the Department of Primary Industries (DPI), part of the Department of Regional NSW, has an exciting opportunity for you to join...

Apply Now

Refer someone to this job

Not You?

You will now be directed to the apply page to complete your application.