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Branch Manager Participant Advocacy

Job Title: Branch Manager Participant Advocacy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH27830_1607310232
Contact Name: Cat Reidy
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 07, 2020 14:03

Job Description

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (the Scheme) is a world-first social reform. It is a fundamental shift in the way Australians with a significant and permanent disability access support to achieve their life goals and outcomes. For many Australians, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is responsible for the delivery of the Scheme for participants and building a sustainable NDIS that genuinely connects and engages the community and stakeholders. With more than 410,000 participants (estimated to grow to approximately 500,000 over the coming years) and management of $22 billion in funding each year, this is an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with a disability, their families and carers.

As the Branch Manager Participant Advocacy, you will be accountable to plan, lead and deliver highly complex outcomes, projects and programs of work that have strategic, political and operational significance to the NDIA. This role leads and contributes to the strategic planning of the NDIA's objectives and will set strategic direction, develop long-term plans and implement operational strategies aimed at achieving the NDIA's mission to 'build a world leading National Disability Insurance Scheme'. We are seeking an outstanding leader to lead the development of effective, proactive and meaningful participant engagement and consultation for strategic programs across the NDIA. This is a highly visible leadership role within the Agency and requires identification, evaluation and critical analyses of highly complex and politically sensitive issues affecting participant experience, and requiring logical, practical and well balanced solutions.

It requires identification of different ways of working by incorporating diverse perspectives, provision of insight and intelligence to support a program of reform, increasing the capability of participants to become astute and informed consumers and performing the role of the NDIA's Disability Champion. You will be joining an executive team focused on streamlining, removing obstacles and innovating so that NDIA can move quickly to achieve its purpose. If your performance profile features accountability, efficient decision making and execution, leading change and building organisational capability, even when there is ambiguity, you will thrive in today's NDIA.

This is an affirmative measure vacancy, and under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and human rights obligations, including those set out in international conventions, will be open only to persons who identify as having a disability. The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 27 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016.

NDIA welcomes and encourages applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds. The NDIA will provide reasonable adjustments for qualified individuals with disabilities

Please note - shortlisted applicants will be required to provide evidence of disability.

Candidate information:

Please click here to download a copy of the candidate information pack. For more information, please contact Derwent by email and to arrange a confidential discussion #27830.

To apply:

Please provide a cover letter highlighting your suitability for the role and a resume by the due date.

Application closing date: Wednesday, 23 December 2020.

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