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Lead Regional Coordinator

Ernst & Young - Darwin, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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The Boosting the Local Care Workforce (BLCW) Program is seeking applications for Lead Regional Coordinators in the following locations:

Melbourne, Victoria;
Sydney, New South Wales;
Darwin, Northern Territory.

The BLCW Program was first announced in the 2017-18 budget as a $33 million program designed to create more jobs in the disability and aged care sectors in regional, rural and outer metropolitan areas across Australia. A $9.1 million extension to the Program was announced as part of the 2019-20 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, to June 2021. A further extension to the Program was announced as part of the 2020-21 budget to June 2023.

Contributing to the delivery of the BLCW Program offers a challenging and meaningful career working at the centre of the Australian Government's social policy agenda. Further details on the BLCW Program can be found on the Program’s website at www.blcw.dss.gov.au

About the role: Lead Regional Coordinator

Lead Regional Coordinators (LRCs) are expected to have capability equivalent to an Australian Public Service classification level of Executive Level 2.

Reporting to the National Program Director, Lead Regional Coordinators provide local and specialised support to providers across the care and support sector, in locations agreed by the BLCW Program Management team and the Department of Social Services (DSS). In addition to this, LRCs are responsible for leading and supporting a small team of Regional Coordinators (RCs) in their identified State or Territory.

As leaders in the BLCW Program, LRCs are expected to work with a high level of autonomy and support the broader BLCW Program to meet its objectives through contributions at management meetings and provide strategic direction to RCs. They are also responsible for leading implementation and reporting on the Activity Work Plan at the State or Territory level.

The regular duties of a LRC may include:
Engaging with disability, aged care and veterans’ affairs providers in identified locations to gather market intelligence on risks and issues, including information on the effectiveness of provider supports, in line with the objectives of the Program. LRCs will also work senior government stakeholders to share intelligence and align program activities with state/territory initiatives.
Gathering and documenting market intelligence in Program databases and reports.
Delivering insights on provider risks and issues to better inform government and and/or Program activities, including events and website content development.
Attending, co-hosting or hosting regular events to engage providers and key stakeholders in the market around specific topics or issues.
Working with relevant stakeholders to improve jobseeker access to the care and support sector.
Promoting resources and materials to providers, developed by the Program or other stakeholders, including promotion of the BLCW website and NDIS Demand Map.
Providing strategic direction to RCs, and manage their activity and output, to ensure their work aligns with Program objectives.
Collaboratively working with other LRCs, the National Program Director and Specialists to coordinate Program activities and ensure national consistency in Program delivery.
Leading the delivery of the Activity Work Plan and undertaking project work and other activities to support the objectives of the Program which are strategically aligned with the Activity Work Plan, NDIS Workforce Strategy and the direction of the BLCW Program Policy Working Group.

All applicants for the role of Lead Regional Coordinator will be assessed against the following criteria (weighted equally):

Criteria

Description

Communication and Facilitation Skills

Demonstrates effective communication and facilitation skills to liaise with local providers, including C-suite, and senior state and territory officials.

Insight and Analysis

Draws on data and insights gained from service providers on the ground to provide advice.

Reports quality data and insights from services providers to support the Program’s objectives and contribute to a deeper understanding on known and new barriers to the care and support sector market.

Knowledge

Demonstrates good working knowledge the care and support sectors, as well in relation to workforce, employment, skills and training.

Demonstrates good working knowledge about regional areas of employment and workforce characteristics.

Business Acumen

Understands the risks and opportunities for service providers across the care and support sectors (or markets within the sector).

Thinks creatively and explore opportunities for providers to do things differently - including changes to improve their return on investment, streamlining systems/processes and diversifying their business operations.

Leadership and Management Skills

Displays the leadership and management skills required to effectively coordinate a team of RCs operating in their jurisdiction and support Program operations.

Demonstrates ability to build productive relationships and work collaboratively with the National Program Director, other LRCs, Specialists and the Program management team.

Has an adequate understanding of good project management including stakeholder engagement, planning and reporting.

Demonstrates agility and adaptability to respond quickly to new tasks or changing priorities and an ability to bring others along a new course of action.

How to apply

Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 4 June 2021.

To apply, please provide:
A cover letter, responding to the criteria and indicating your skills and experience relevant to the role of Lead Regional Coordinator (maximum two pages).
In your expression of interest please indicate which location is your preference.
A CV (maximum three pages).
Contact details of two referees.

To request a full position description for this role, and to submit your completed application, please email: gignow.oceania@au.ey.com

Late applications will not be accepted.

The BLCW Program welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Program also actively encourages applications from people with disabilities, LGBTIQ people and people with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Please note successful applicants will not be employees of EY.

The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.

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