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VTEC Manager

Job No: 112300
Location: Dubbo

  • Busy leadership role overseeing program and operational activities for a Vocational Training Employment Centre in NSW
  • Indigenous owned organisation - large contract area, heaps of diversity
  • Attractive remuneration package starting from $100,000 + super, relocation assistance and salary packaging

About REDI.E

The Regional Enterprise Development Institute (REDI.E) is the peak service provider for Aboriginal communities in Western NSW.

An Indigenous owned and managed organisation, REDI.E is proud to deliver employment, training and community services within the Murdi Paaki region and other parts of NSW, including Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Collarenebri, Coonamble, Enngonia, Goodooga, Gulargambone, Ivanhoe, Lightning Ridge, Menindee, Walgett, Weilmoringle, Wentworth and Wilcannia.

As a viable and independent organisation, REDI.E also operates a number of social enterprises in these communities.

REDI.E's goal is to improve the social fabric and living standards of western NSW residents. This is done through the design and delivery of a range of services, with partners including State and Federal Government, other community organisations, local employers and education and training providers.

To learn more about REDI.E visit their website here.

About the Opportunity

REDI.E now has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Manager to lead REDI.E's Vocational Training Employment Centre (VTEC). This is a full-time, 2 year contract position, with extension likely for the right person. This role will be predominantly based in Dubbo, with frequent travel throughout the region as required.

Reporting to the Program Manager, and overseeing a small team of Case Managers and administration staff, this is a key role within the organisation that is responsible for ensuring performance, employment targets and contractual obligations of the VTEC program are met. This will include the management of resources (financial, staffing and physical), and maintaining positive partnerships with key stakeholders involved in the VTEC program.

Some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Analysing VTEC performance reports and implementing strategies to drive performance and achievement of KPIs;
  • Ensuring regional compliance with relevant contractual obligations;
  • Preparing and participating in internal and external audits and implementing recommendations within designated time frames;
  • Showing initiative in strategic planning for the VTEC program; and
  • Managing individual staff workloads and performance.

About You

To be considered for this position you will have relevant tertiary qualifications in business, community development or similar, with demonstrated experience coordinating the delivery of employment services programs, ideally for Aboriginal people. 

With a vast region to oversee, stretching from the far-west region of NSW through to the Riverina, this is a very diverse and busy role requiring someone with excellent time management and organisational skills and a strong commercial acumen, in order to ensure current obligations are being met and new business opportunities are being identified. You will be a savvy business person, with the demonstrated ability to analyse legislation, policies and procedures and contract obligations, whilst balancing the demands of operational requirements.

REDI.E is looking for a communicative and personable leader who can mentor staff, facilitate training and negotiate between stakeholders to effectively resolve issues. Importantly, you will be sensitive to the issues affecting people in remote indigenous communities and will be unbiased and respectful in all of your dealings with employees and relevant stakeholders. 

Please note: A current, open Driver's License is essential for this position. You must also be willing to undergo a criminal history check, as well as holding a Working With Children Clearance Notice prior to commencing employment with REDI.E.

About the Benefits

If you are an experienced Program Manager who loves engaging with the community and identifying creative employment opportunities - this is the role for you!

You will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary starting from $100,000 + super, (commensurate with experience and qualifications). You will also have access to an excellent range of additional benefits including relocation assistance, salary packaging, flex days and access to a shared vehicle for work purposes. 

Opportunities like this don't come around often. If you are looking for a challenging leadership opportunity in which no two days will be the same then don't wait - Apply Now!

About Life in Dubbo

If you’re considering a ‘city change,' Dubbo provides the best Australia has to offer.

It is a place where cattle farms and cafes are within minutes of each other; where the people are relaxed, friendly and welcoming and really mean it when they ask how you are.

You can live close to where you work, so you can have a fulfilling career and time to spend on yourself and your family - it is a place where you can actually achieve the work/life balance you have been searching for!

Boasting extensive medical, health, welfare, educational, recreational, cultural and shopping facilities alongside world-class restaurants, wineries, B&Bs, markets, fashion retailers, parks and facilities… life in Dubbo is a package deal! 

To learn more about life in Dubbo, click here.

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