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Organisation : National Disability Services (NDS)

Location : Canberra

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Disabilities

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 22 Nov, 2020

About the role

  • ACT Manager
  • Full time, 38 hours per week (5 days)
  • Permanent


  • Lead and influence public policy in the disability sector
  • Champion workforce, NDIS and disability employment
  • Be part of a supportive team driving good practice in the disability sector

Position Purpose

The ACT Manager is a senior position providing leadership in influencing public policy (both locally and nationally), developing and disseminating information and providing networking opportunities that support NDS members in their work to deliver high quality support and life opportunities for people with disability.

A strong understanding of, and ability to advocate on operational and wider policy issues concerning the NDIS, disability employment and workforce are critical to success in this role.

The ACT Manager will work as part of a cohesive national organisation to grow membership and deliver value to members. Seeking sector wide funding opportunities to build knowledge, skills and relationships in the broader disability sector is also a key feature of the role.

This position is part of the executive management team of NDS.

It is expected that the position holder is aligned to, and demonstrates NDS’s values of respect, teamwork and collaboration, leadership, innovation and finance at all times.

Key Accountabilities

  • Demonstrate values driven leadership to the State/Territory Office team and to the wider NDS team
  • Drive local membership growth and retention in conjunction with the Head of Membership and Marketing; and provide high quality information to members
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of NDIS, disability employment and workforce issues
  • Generate income growth from multiple channels – membership, government and other sources
  • Develop, lead and coordinate local policy initiatives, projects and member support and sector initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with NDS staff across Australia to support delivery of NDS’ strategic objectives
  • Contribute to the development of national policy initiatives, key projects and member support and sector initiatives
  • Manage the administration and finances of the ACT office

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and working collaboratively within a team environment
  • High level consultation, communication and interpersonal skills with the demonstrated capacity to build relationships, engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders and navigate different and competing interests
  • Capability to contribute at a local and national level to ensure sustainable outcomes aligned to national policies, legislation and NDS’s strategic direction
  • Demonstrated knowledge and a contemporary understanding of the disability sector including workforce, the NDIS, industrial relations, disability human rights and the barriers/ opportunities to community inclusion and employment for people with disability.
  • An understanding of public policy processes, with knowledge of wider disability policy and allied areas of human service policy, workforce policy and industrial relations would be highly desirable.
  • Innovative thinking and problem solving skills to implement solutions aligned to NDS’ strategic direction
  • Demonstrated evidence of adaptability and resilience in a changing business context
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Capacity to undertake regular travel within the state, and nationally as needed (when border restrictions are eased)

Desirable Qualifications:

  • A tertiary qualification in a social sciences / social policy discipline is desirable but not essential; and

What we offer

  • Flexible working including working from home
  • Salary packaging
  • Collaborative environment
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning and development

About the organisation

Organisation Name : National Disability Services (NDS)

National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing over 1180 non-government service providers.

At NDS, we are committed to supporting our members and the disability sector more broadly to provide high quality support and services to people with disability. NDS promotes the full inclusion of people with disability and this commitment is outlined in our Disability Action Plan (DAP).

NDS is committed to fostering an inclusive and values driven work environment respecting the diversity of our employees, and the members and communities we serve. 

NDS employees come with a strong appreciation for the disability sector, and the passion to make a difference.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: ACT Manager via Pro Bono Australia.



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