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General Manager, Animal Operations

Job Title: General Manager, Animal Operations
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Yagoona, New South Wales
Industry: Public Sector
Reference: BBBH25488_1561690461
Job Published 1st July 2019

RSPCA NSW has been the voice for the animals of the state for over 145 years. It is a non-government organisation with a clear vision and hope for the future, employing over 400 people, engaging 1,500 volunteers and amazing supporters who last year helped raise nearly $40 million to provide animal welfare services and programs in NSW.

RSPCA NSW is constantly looking to identify areas where it can adapt their services to animals and the community and has recently restructured the organisation and executive team to achieve its vision. The new leadership team structure is designed to deliver a strategic plan through highly visible leadership and enabling a culture where empowerment, collaboration, innovation and welfare for people and animals thrive.

The General Manager Animal Operations is a unique role that leads a large, diverse state-wide team and network of resources. This includes 9 shelters, 4 veterinary hospitals, 1 care centre and an inspectorate that last year investigated over 15,000 animal cruelty complaints leading to 43 prosecutions.

In the context of RSPCA NSW's strategic transformation, your purpose in this role is to improve animal outcomes (increase live animal release rates, decrease stay time), drive collaboration and integration of the organisation's services and staff. In the Animal Operations division, you will be realising the benefits of integrating the animal care services with the inspectorate and creating new opportunities to innovate.

We are seeking an outstanding leader who has managed multi-faceted and distributed teams in complex operational environments with front-line services. Expressions of interest are encouraged from leaders with backgrounds in a range sectors in the public, private or not for profit markets, such as community services, health care, and other regulated or regulatory environments. It is not essential to have experience in animal welfare however this is also of interest.

This is an exciting and compelling career opportunity. You'll be a part of a new leadership team on a mission to innovate and develop an organisation and culture that will change the face of animal welfare.

Candidate information:

Please click here to download a copy of the Candidate Information Pack. For more information please contact Andrew McEncroe or Kate Bromley of Derwent Search by email RSPCANSW@derwentsearch.com.au or call (02) 9091 3210, reference #25488.

To apply:

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

Applications close: Sunday, 21 July 2019.