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EL1 Assistant Director Workforce Planning & Development - Contract

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
7th April 2021
Hays - ANZ - 2487515
  • Immediate start
  • 12 months initial contract with view for extension
  • Please call Nancy Alexander 0261127602

Current 12 month vacancy for an experienced EL1 Assistant Director for Workforce Planning and Development

Your new company
This federal government departments purpose is to deliver government programs to serving and former serving members of the ADF and their families.The role of the Assistant Director Workforce Planning and Development reports to the National Director - Clinical Innovations. This position is responsible for the supervision, mentoring and coaching of staff.

Your new role
In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Work Health and Safety, participate in work practices, APS values and APS Employment Principles the Assistant Director - Workforce Planning and Development will:

  • Manage the Workforce Planning and Development program of works to support high quality mental health service delivery, including but not limited to establishing and implementing a specialist strategic human resource planning and management function to deliver national workforce planning, development and training. This includes:supporting the teams, projects and clinical quality improvement activities with the provision of effective clinical and strategic advice, strategies, plans, channels and deliverable;
  • applying project management skills which includes developing quality project documentation using best practice approaches, undertaking complex stakeholder management, conducting risk assessment and applying mitigation strategies;
  • applying change management; and
  • providing subject matter expertise to deliver procurement activities, manage associated contracts, and ensure compliance.

What you'll need to succeed
There are no mandatory clinical qualifications required. Qualifications, skills and experience in:

  • Mental health, psychology, organisational psychology, social sciences, humanities or a related field
  • Workforce planning and development
  • Training and assessment, change management, and project management are highly regarded

A high standard of written and oral communication is essential for this role. This role has many competing priorities. The successful applicant must be IT proficient and able to work flexibly across multiple issues with limited guidance.

There is a high degree of stakeholder engagement in this role, requiring the successful applicant to have complex stakeholder management experience and demonstrated communication skills to effectively manage these relationships.

What you'll get in return
You will receive an attractive hourly rate, and a 12 month contract with very real extension opportunity.You will be working on a number of high profile projects, with interesting content that directly impacts on the wider community.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to or call Nancy on 02 61127602.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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