Director Engagement

  • Specialist opportunity to lead stakeholder engagement on behalf of NSW DPI
  • Full-time ongoing role based in Orange NSW
  • TRP starting from $221K including superannuation, commensurate with experience


Senior leadership opportunity for a Director Engagement within the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Engagement and Industry Assistance Branch. The DPI Engagement and Industry Assistance Branch is dedicated to delivering programs that build stronger primary industries by providing critical rural support and enhance DPI’s connection with communities, industries and people.

This role focuses on building DPI’s strategic stakeholder relationships with the industries, communities and people across NSW that connect with DPI. The Director Engagement leads DPI’s engagement strategy and provides information and delivery of programs, including building organisational engagement capability, to strengthen our engagement and position DPI to build stronger primary industries across NSW.

We’re looking for a highly experienced leader with strong diplomacy skills and sound judgment. Ability to establish relationships that are lasting and deliver value across organisation is critical.

Equipped with a strong understanding of appropriate engagement platforms and service delivery expectations, you will anticipate the need for appropriate strategies that impact across rural and regional NSW. You will be comfortable leading a team that partners with DPI Executives in order to best promote DPI programs, priorities and objectives through cohesive engagement.

You will possess the ability to forward plan, anticipating threats and opportunities in order to provide the Executive and Minister's office with strategic briefings on current and developing issues. A close working relationship with the relevant Communications teams will also ensure consistency in the deliverables and messaging required by the Department. Experience in government is not essential.



Applications Close: Thursday 21 November 2019 @ 11:55pm.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.


Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

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