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Divisional Manager New South Wales & ACT - Sydney

Employer: Occupational Therapy Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Business Development & Sales, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: 29 January, 2019. (Expired)

Occupational Therapy Australia is looking for an enthusiastic person to be the face of the organisation in New South Wales & ACT. You will have experience in membership based organisations and or with lobbying. You will work with the team to support OTA and occupational therapy in your jurisdiction achieve the strategic plan.

About Us

Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) is the peak body for occupational therapists in Australia, OTA is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. We are a member service organisation, providing a range of services to over 9000 members of the occupational therapy profession such as professional development, advocacy, practice standards, collegial networking, and the provision of an extensive CPD program.

OTA has 6 core values one of which is excellence in research, practice and performance. Upholding it’s owns values OTA places emphasis on personal development and regular support for its employees through supervision and professional development opportunities.

About the Role

This is your opportunity to be the face of Occupational Therapy Australia in your jurisdiction. With support from portfolio and executive managers located in the Central Office you will engage with members regularly in a range of situations ensuring a positive member experience. You will seek out occupational therapists who are not members and support OTA to engage with them through membership or other service provision new members.

You will promote the association and the profession and will lead advocacy and lobbying activities increasing the awareness of the value and benefits of the profession to the community, funders, policy makers, and agencies where OT will have an impact.

You will work with a Divisional Council consisting of local OT’s who will be able to provide feedback and local nuances to support the associations work.

About You

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated person who has a genuine interest in not for profit/ peak body membership and stakeholder engagement.

You will have strong communication and planning skills that you can apply across the breadth of the responsibility areas and you will have demonstrated these skills consistently in at least one of the responsibility areas in your current or a recent position.

You will have strong communication skills and be able to manage contemporary IT and other e systems.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in developing, managing and maintaining partnerships, strategic relationships and collaborative projects with diverse stakeholders
  • Experience in lobbying and advocacy
  • Sound knowledge of not-for-profit / membership-based/peak body organisations
  • An understanding of and commitment to OTA organisational values
  • Demonstrated ability in budget management and developing business proposals
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work proactively, independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a range of responsibilities and work to deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to assess, monitor and manage organisational risk


  • Self-starter
  • Completer finisher
  • Attention to detail

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

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