Department of Regional NSW
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Program Manager

Program Manager

  • 494405
  • Projects
  • Temporary Full Time Role for 2 years
  • Location - Queanbeyan, Armidale, or Coffs Harbour preferred.
  • Annual salary starting from $128,089 + plus super and leave entitlements
  • Make an impact on the lives of people in regional NSW


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.


The Regional NSW Cluster welcomes and 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. The Department of Regional NSW provides dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in April 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.


DRNSW is partnering with Hudson Canberra on a project to identify a number of high performing individuals for critical roles supporting the growth and prosperity of Regional NSW communities. These roles provide an exciting opportunity to truly make a difference for the future sustainability of Regional NSW.


About the role

The Program Manager oversees the delivery of large regional recovery and growth funding programs across NSW, with the focus on ensuring the prosperity of regional communities following the compounding impact of drought, floods, bushfires and COVID-19.


The roles undertake high level stakeholder and issues management, fosters regional, cross-sector and cross-jurisdiction networks and act as a principal conduit between Government departments and key program stakeholders, bringing them together to translate policy positions into operational programs.


These roles will work closely with the Executive Director and Directors in Regional Programs and Senior Executives across DRNSW and other agencies to lead the development, implementation and review of strategic regional development programs and projects including the effective management of these critical programs and projects to delivery sustainability to regional NSW communities


About you

You will have a broad understanding of public sector management, the machinery of government, political processes and ministerial requirements, with extensive successful experience in leading program implementation and delivery of outcomes through projects.


A proven track record in building relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders will be advantageous, coupled with exceptional communication skills.


Additionally, you will have appropriate tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as business management, project management, financial management, and/or equivalent experience and training.


To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience leading and managing complex programs 
  • Demonstrated experience initiating and managing partnership projects with a range of industry and government stakeholders
  • A passion for improving the lives of people living and working in regional NSW
  • Knowledge of government programs, decision processes and probity requirements
  • Exceptional communication and relationship building skills
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or equivalent, relevant professional experience and training.


For further information, please click here to review the role description or contact Matthew Smee – Principal Consultant – Hudson Canberra via email or phone – 0439074251.


How to Apply

If this role sounds ideal to you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for. We will then get back in touch after the closing date.


Applications through email will not be accepted


Applications closing on Friday 14th May 11.55pm 2021


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.

Closing date: May 14, 2021

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