NSW/ACT Divisional Manager | Occupational Therapy Australia

New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory
25 Nov 2020 - 31 Jan 2021

  • Provide stakeholder engagement, member services and leadership for Divisions
  • Flexible work from home arrangements
  • Be supported by a team of National Division Managers

What we do

Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) is the national professional association representing occupational therapy in Australia.

We are a member service organisation, providing a range of services to over 9000 members of the occupational therapy profession such as professional development, advocacy, practice standards, collegial networking, as well as the provision of quality member services.  Divisions are established for the purposes of operational activities. They, in working with the wider organisation play a functional role in terms of implementation of membership service delivery, maintaining key stakeholder relationships within their jurisdictions and are supported by  advisory divisional councils.

About the role

The Divisional Manager role provides leadership within the nominated jurisdictions of Occupational Therapy Australia.  The Divisional manager represents and promotes the organisation and the profession within the jurisdictions through engagement with key stakeholders including key industry and government, members and facilitates membership growth and retention. 

Your Key Responsibilities

By working closely with the National teams, Divisional Managers implement work plans to their localised contexts across membership engagement, lobbying and advocacy, professional standards, and stakeholder engagement. In addition, Divisional Managers represent OTA on the ground and provide critical advice into the development of the strategic direction and objectives of the association.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in developing, managing and maintaining partnerships, strategic relationships and collaborative projects with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience or knowledge of leveraging policy and advocacy opportunities and contributing to submissions.
  • Experience in or with not for profit organisations, small organisation or professional membership association including relevant databases.
  • An understanding of occupational therapy, allied health, public health or compensable insurance schemes.
  • Experience with project or plan implementation including data analysis and ability to produce and communicate reports and managing and prioritising a range of responsibilities and work to deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and an ability to negotiate for positive and mutually beneficial outcomes. Have the ability to analyse and synthesise information, expressing findings in a fluent and user friendly fashion
  • Ability to work as part of a small but driven team with attention to detail, organisation skills, and an ability to identify organisational risk. 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Software
  • Understanding of and demonstrated adherence to statutory WH&S responsibilities

To apply please send your CV along with a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by 31 January 2021 to info@otaus.com.au

Candidates may be shortlisted prior to the closing date and contacted for an interview.

OTA as an Equal Opportunity Employer is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages and gender as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those who identify as LGBTIQ+ and people with a disability.

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