District Business Manager

• Located in District 5 | Hamilton
• Full Time | Ongoing
• PTA 5 | $105,749 pa (plus 11% superranuation)
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration and Office Support
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Hamilton
Reference: VG/1748113
Closing Date: 25-Sep-2023
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Ongoing - full time
Attachments: PD -District Business Manager - 2023-08.pdf (PDF, 289KB)
Job Specification

PD -District Business Manager - 2023-08.docx (Word, 445KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jodie Clarke

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We are proud of the work we do in protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   CFA strives to be a values-based organisation and an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, where people with a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds all add value through the roles they perform.

About the Role:

Are you keen to secure a leadership role that offers variety and the opportunity to demonstrate your people skills and innovative approach within an organisation that has a meaningful purpose in the community?  This full time, ongoing District Business Manager role may give you that opportunity. 

Positioned in our Hamilton, District 5 office you will be responsible for leading the provision of business management functions for the District.  The role will involve regular days spent working from the Warnambool office in addition to attendance at occasional night meetings.

Your days will see you work closely with the Regional Business Manager and other District Business Managers within the Region to ensure there is a consistent development and implementation of initiatives and processes across districts. As a member of the District Leadership Team, you will provide advice on a range of complex issues and contribute to the strategic and business planning for the District.

You will also manage and lead the close-knit District Support Team to achieve high level customer support and corporate outcomes and build strong partnerships and relationships across CFA business units, sector partners, and external stakeholders.   

About You:

The person we are looking for will be confident, empathic and possess strong leadership, management, finance and planning skills and experience.  Whilst not essential it would be advantageous to hold tertiary qualifications in business administration, management or equivalent experience. 

Ideally you will be an empathetic, self-starter who has strong people skills and brings a skill set that consists of extensive experience in business administration/office management, including experience in managing business support services & resources, and demonstrated experience in the management of business plans and budgets including risk and risk management.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your proven ability to motivate, lead, manage and develop a high performing team and a strong team environment.

Further to this, the successful applicant will have:

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with the ability to think laterally and significant experience in the resolution of complex issues.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills including the ability to build and maintain effective partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Highly developed organisational skills within a complex environment together with demonstrated skills in establishing priorities and meeting strict timelines.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your career within a close-knit and professional team.

Your application:

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Submitting your application:

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

CFA is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and safe volunteer and work environment. Our aim is to have a volunteer and paid workforce that reflects the community it serves.  First Nations people, women, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 

Applications close: 11:59pm 25 September 2023.

If at any stage of the recruitment and selection process you require an alternative format to the application material or reasonable adjustment to the interview arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact the person listed on the ad or alternatively, email recruitment@cfa.vic.gov.au

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