Director of Regional Development
Applications close at 5pm Friday 30th August 2019.
Please download the Information Pack here.
Please download the Application Form here. Applications should be returned to Mr Hugh Cooke, Chair, RDA Southern Inland at Hugh@rdasi.org.au along with your Curriculum Vitae (CV).
The DRD provides professional support and advice to the Board of RDA Southern Inland, working within a diverse organisation of volunteers and dedicated members of staff in a complex environment to deliver high value economic development outcomes for the Southern Inland region.
The DRD will facilitate the connection between regional businesses, local entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders and domestic and international trade partners to attract investment and create local jobs and growth.
The DRD will identify local drivers of infrastructure investment to respond to key regional infrastructure needs and support business and employment growth in the Southern Inland. They will bring together key stakeholders to drive change by identifying key skills gaps and shortages hampering regional growth or limiting opportunities and facilitate the development and implementation of local solutions in industry sectors.
They will communicate effectively with all levels of government, with business and with local communities to develop strategies and projects to improve regional liveability, viability and prosperity. They will provide their region with linkages to up-to-date information on best practice regional development initiatives; support regional leaders to develop tailored local strategies; and develop, support, and lead regional capacity building initiatives and projects.
The DRD will promote the Southern Inland’s activities to government, industry, business, and community sectors to highlight competitive advantages and encourage decentralisation. They will provide evidence-based advice to governments on critical issues negatively affecting the Southern Inland, and emerging or current opportunities that can be harnessed with strategic intervention.