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RDWA is a not-for-profit organisation delivering a comprehensive range of workforce support and services to medical, allied health and nursing professionals in rural South Australia.

RDWA has built an enviable reputation over the last 20 years by working closely with rural health professionals and their families to positively impact the health and wellbeing of rural communities across SA.

Reporting to the Director Medical Workforce, the GP Support Services Manager will be responsible for delivering quality outcomes designed to achieve rural health workforce retention and skill building through effective planning and execution.     

Based in Mile End, this newly created senior role will be responsible for delivering locum services and general practitioner (GP) clinical placement, medical continuing professional development and other retention support services that enable rural communities to access high quality and sustainable health services locally. 

This role leads the RDWA’s Rural SA Locum Program which directly supports the retention of resident rural GPs by providing locum relief for planned and emergency leave.  

This role is also responsible for the strategic, long term planning, execution and promotion of high quality continuing professional education activities, events and training targeted to ensure ongoing, focussed skill development opportunities for GPs and locum doctors in rural communities.  

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a track record of the delivery of well planned and executed human services.  Further experience engaging professionals or workforces in career pathway and development activities or vocational training will be highly regarded.  Candidates with experience leading/designing professional development or medical education programs or with experience working within a College or professional association are encouraged to apply.

Amongst the higher level skills sought are vision, innovative thinking, credibility, proactivity, strong influencing and advocacy capabilities as well as commercial and financial acumen and genuine contemporary leadership qualities.

A track record in the health arena is not essential, however the successful candidate will need to quickly develop a detailed understanding and appreciation of issues impacting rural medical workforces.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a collaborative and collegiate approach, the ability to communicate effectively across diverse stakeholder groups and genuine interest in supporting and improving the health of people living in rural South Australia.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below and for further information on our client, please visit

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Julie Brennan or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8827.

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