Positioned within Defence SA and the South Australian State Government, Veterans SA provides support to the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs and the veteran community by serving those who have served our nation. This important entity promotes Australia’s wartime history and the significance of national events such as ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day and Vietnam Veterans Day as well as promoting veterans’ well-being, collaborating with all ex-service organisations and enhancing the link between the veteran community and the South Australian Government. Veterans SA now seeks to appoint a Director to lead and contribute to the prosperity of veterans in SA.
Reporting to the Chief Executive of Defence SA on all veterans’ affairs matters and representing the South Australian Government in the veteran community in State and national forums, the role will be responsible for:
- providing executive and strategic advice and leadership in the development and administration of all policies, grants, services and relationships within the veteran community and the State and Federal Governments;
- providing professional advice in collaboration with the Veterans’ Advisory Council to the Premier on all veterans’ matters;
- ensuring effective and efficient management of resources in distributing grants and services to the veteran community;
- managing a small team to provide high quality and efficient outcomes for veterans.
This key leadership role will require a demonstrated background in leading teams and successful programs, a proven track record of building relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and the capacity to interpret and communicate key information into advice and actions. The ideal candidate will have prior Australian military experience and an affinity with and understanding of multi-generational veterans’ issues but candidates from other relevant backgrounds will also be considered.
Candidates will have relevant qualifications and be able to demonstrate strong leadership in achieving objectives within a politically sensitive environment. The role will also require a high degree of communication, interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to report at senior level across an extensive range of public and private stakeholders. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to a worthy and highly respected community within 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 veteranssa.sa.gov.au
Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed. Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.
For a confidential discussion, please call Andrew or Hannah Way on (08) 8100 8827.