Advert ID: 20005230
Regional Policy and Program Manager
Hunter Joint Organisation
$120,000 - $130,000 (including salary, superannuation and private use motor vehicle)
Help to sustainably grow and develop the Hunter Region
The Hunter is one of Australia’s leading regional economies, one that is entering a new and exciting phase with a growing metropolitan area, greater economic diversification and global gateways that link the region to the rest of the world. Home to more than 860,000 people and growing, the Hunter’s thriving metropolitan cities, towns and villages, rural landscapes, stunning coasts, mountains and waterways, and biodiversity-rich natural environment make the Hunter one of the great places to live and work.
To assist in leading and shaping this new period of regional growth and transition, the Hunter JO is inviting applications for the role of Regional Policy and Program Manager.
The primary focus of the role will be leading and managing the Hunter JO’s long established and respected Environment Program (HCCREMS). This program services the 10 Hunter JO Member Councils and Central Coast Council in delivering directly on the action areas from the Hunter Joint Organisation Strategic Plan to “protect the enviable environment for future generations and ensure resources are used efficiently”.
Working for the collaborative body of the Hunter’s Councils
The Hunter Joint Organisation (Hunter JO) is the hub for local government collaboration, striving to strengthen communities by facilitating evidence-based strategic outcomes for the Region. A progressive and visionary organisation, the Hunter JO creates and has input on a diverse range of projects that are both imperative and interesting. Its principal functions include:
The role forms part of the Hunter JO’s newly established Regional Policy and Programs Division, established to facilitate and drive delivery of collaborative and evidence-based strategic outcomes across the range of action areas identified in the Strategic Plan. It will work closely with other Hunter JO staff including the CEO, Executive Officer, Divisional Director, other Regional Policy and Program Managers, Project Coordinators and technical staff. It will also work with a growing and expanding range of external stakeholders including member Councils (staff and elected officials), State and Commonwealth Government agencies, research institutions, business and community groups.
The Regional Policy and Program Manager will be directly responsible for planning and managing the operational delivery of the Hunter JO’s Environment Program. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Environment Team, the role will undertake a range of activities including research, planning, advocacy and project management, that contribute directly to delivery of the Strategic Regional Environmental Directions established for the JO, focusing on: