Business Development and Operations Manager

Alice Springs, Australia
11 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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  • Fixed-term full-time appointments (2 years)
  • HEW Level 9 Salary $103,752 to $109,577 per annum
  • 17 percent superannuation plus 6 weeks annual leave
  • Alice Springs Campus

Apply your strategic leadership to develop and implement a sustainable business model that ensures growth and continued strength within Trades Central

The school of Trades consists of five teams which are spread over three campuses within the Northern Territory. The teams within the School of Trades are Electrotechnology, Automotive and Civil, Metal Trades and Engineering, Building Technology and Trades Central.

The Trades Central team is located in Alice Springs and provides nationally accredited training to apprentices and trainees, pre-apprentice students and existing workers. Training is delivered in the major discipline areas of Light Vehicle Mechanic, Automotive Air Conditioning, Carpentry and Construction, Plumbing, Welding and Fabrication, Electrotechnology, Resource and Infrastructure, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Civil Training.

As Business Development and Operations Manager you hold a key leadership position with the School of Trades. In providing a strategic focus you are required to develop and implement a sustainable business development model and training plan that ensures growth, continued strength, and market position of Trades Training in the Central Australian region.

A secondary function of your role is to ensure the smooth operation and use of facilities and resources required for use by the School of Trades in Alice Springs, as well as the effective management of your administrative support team.

To be successful you must provide evidence of education, training and relevant experience equivalent to the completion of a post graduate qualification in business, or other relevant industry qualification, coupled with excellent written and verbal skills along with high level presentation and business planning capability.

Essential to this role is your demonstrated ability to develop and manage strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, along with your experience in leading a project team to achieve desired outcomes. Experience in business development and relationship management within the Vocational Education and Training industry will be well-regarded.

For more information please contact Mr Roy Brandner, Head of School – Trades, on (08) 8946 6772 or

Applications close 23 March 2018.

One Page Summary:

It is a requirement of this selection process that applicants need only provide a Current Resume / CV and a one page cover letter outlining their suitability for the role.

CDU Diversity Statement:

Charles Darwin University embraces diversity and the innovative ideas, perspectives and experiences our diverse workforce contributes. As a leading employer within the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve their career aspirations. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.