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Branch Managers (various)APS
The Opportunity The NIAA is at an important stage of our development. With the recent release of the Commonwealth's Implementation Plan for the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, there is an increased emphasis on Indigenous affairs and we will be delivering substantial bodies of work over the coming years. We have an ambitious reform agenda ahead of us, so if you are someone that wants to leave your mark on the public service and be able to point to an accomplishment that has lasting impacts for the Australian people, NIAA is the place for you.
We are seeking experienced and inspiring senior leaders to join our senior executive team and get deeply involved in complex issues that span all manner of socio-economic factors. We deal with 'wicked problems' and need people that can work together as one team to design and implement new ways of working that address the unique needs of individuals and communities across Australia. We are a medium-sized (approximately 1200 staff), relatively new Agency (established in 2019) with a diverse and dispersed workforce across approximately 70 metropolitan, regional and remote locations.
This recruitment process will be used to fill some immediate vacancies and also form a merit pool for SES Band 1 vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months. The merit pool will be used to fill Canberra-based Branch Manager roles in policy, program and enabling services (including corporate services) areas. Duties The Branch Manager roles will provide strategic advice, which includes thought leadership across NIAA.
Our Branch Manager roles require a strong understanding of policy and/or program frameworks and/or corporate/enabling functions, and a focus on strategic leadership including branch planning, operational capacity and overall accountability of the Agency. You will contribute to important and complex issues to ensure government objectives are achieved. This includes an integrated approach to providing advice across our broad range of functions.
This will require an understanding of issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples and communities and a mind-set for continuous cross cultural learning. As part of the senior leadership team, you will work across our Agency and the Australian Public Service to provide strategic direction and cohesive leadership. The roles will report to a SES Band 2 and will be responsible for the oversight and management of a Branch of staff.
The key duties of the position include Our Ideal Candidate Our ideal candidates will: be able to demonstrate an ability to provide strategic and operational leadership not only in the relevant business area, but collectively across the Agency be able to describe how they have actively build effective, robust and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and how they would use their skills to support the Agency's internal and external agendas to lead and deliver on the Agency's organisational change program and meet....