1.0 FTE | Hobart based | SCHADS Level 7 (salary packaging available) | Closes 9am 20-07-20
The Tasmanian alcohol, tobacco and other drugs sector is world-class, helping people from all walks of life manage a range of personal health challenges.
Whether it be excessive drinking, a smoking habit or an illicit drug dependence there are hundreds of Tasmanians working hard, using their expertise and giving their all to make a difference to the lives of others.
While they’re busy working and looking after others, I need someone to help me look after them.
At the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council we’re on the hunt for a new Sector Development Manager to lead the delivery of activities that will build the capacity and capability of our sector. What does that mean I hear you say?
It involves identifying and delivering training and development events and programs that will help the workers in our sector be their very best. It’s also facilitating, and offering different opportunities for the organisations in our sector to work collaboratively with each other, and with other health sectors and organisations. It’s also about taking the lead to ensure the workers and organisations in our sector are represented in discussions on issues that are impacting them now, and actively helping them prepare for future ones.
Some of the issues that we’re working through are complex and take time. So you’ll need to be a strategic thinker who is comfortable playing the ‘long-game’ and able to nurture strong working relationships with our member organisations and others, particularly across government.
Having previous experience in our sector is highly desirable, because the person in this role will be required to represent and speak with authority on matters of importance to our sector.
But it’s not all policy papers, meetings and planning documents. You’ll also have responsibility for working with our Events Officer to deliver a calendar of sector activities, so you’ll also need to be organised, have experience managing others and be comfortable getting stuck into the operational detail to ensure we get things done.
As a senior member of my team, you’ll also get to contribute your thinking and skills to the other areas of our work. Our sector may be small, but the issues that we respond to have big impact. So we look forward to welcoming someone who is excited about working in an organisation that is fiercely committed to evidence-based policies and practices that treat drug use as a health issue, and seeks to reduce the stigma, harm and discrimination associated with drug use.
Want to chat with me? I can be contacted on 0450 517 017.
If you do apply, in no more than two A4 pages (plus a CV) tell me who you are and why you are the best person for the job and our team (no recruitment agencies please).
Send it to me, Alison Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am, Monday 20 July.
If you think you are the right person for this role, and you also have a lived experience of alcohol, tobacco or other drug use, I encourage you to apply.