Fixed-Term, 2-year contract

Welcome to Relationships Australia Northern Territory

Relationships Australia Northern Territory (RA-NT) is a community-based, not-for-profit, non-government organisation providing a broad range of services for all members of the community.

RA-NT is proudly delivering services supporting individuals, families and communities in distress.

About the role

Are you an experienced operational leader with a passion for supporting the community?

As the Regional Manager – Central Australia, you will be an integral member of the Senior Executive Team (SET) to provide oversight and leadership across the Central Australia Region.

Essential to this role is the capacity to foster brand development and new business by building stakeholder relationships, developing community engagement, and identifying needs within the region, leveraging current RA-NT programs, and aligning them to future and predicted growth.

In this role, you will have both direct and in-direct reports, from a management perspective you will predominantly provide leadership oversight and wellbeing support, with practitioners continuing to directly report to program-related managers.

Operational components of this role are essential given the regional aspect. These duties extend to facilities management, and ICT-related support when escalation is necessary to ensure the smooth functioning of the Alice Springs and related offices and services.

You will play a critical role in fostering both internal and external relationships, representing the direction of RA-NT across Central Australia, and maintaining a close connection to the Darwin Head Office.

What we offer

We offer a positive, diverse and inclusive work environment, our people matter to us, and we are committed to supporting them and their wellbeing:

  • Competitive Salary + 11% Super + Salary Sacrifice (up to $15,899 for tax free benefits and $2,650 p/a for entertainment benefits).
  • Relocation support - financial and social (our team want you to feel like you belong and will help you settle in) conditions apply.
  • Generous Professional Development allowance and study leave.
  • 5 weeks annual leave with leave loading.
  • 3 additional days leave between Christmas and New Year.
  • EAP for employees and family members.
  • Wellness Day off, per financial year.

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary level qualifications in an appropriate field, as well as extensive practical experience in a leadership role within the community sector.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team development skills with the ability to manage a range of diverse projects and people.
  • Experience working with/or in partnership to Aboriginal Organisations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in operational management of people and resources within a community-based organisation and/or large program.
  • Practitioner supervision skills including proven ability to provide and/or monitor the clinical supervision of staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budget development and financial management processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with Government Departments and agencies, managing Government contracts or projects, and operating within a political environment/framework.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement, education, research and development skills.
  • High level strategic and conceptual skills and experience in developing strategic direction.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and verbal communication skills including the ability to represent and negotiate on behalf of the organisation, communicate policy positions and maintain effective networks with other service providers and stakeholders in the community.
  • Outstanding written communication skills with the ability to prepare tender documents and submissions, policy positions, media releases and a range of other documentation as required by the role.


  • Experience in counselling, family mediation, family services, and/or case management.
  • A background, or interest in Mental Health, wellbeing, and/or Youth Services.
  • Business-related qualifications.


  • A satisfactory Northern Territory working with children check.
  • A satisfactory national criminal history check.
  • A commitment to our Safeguarding Children Practice and Behaviour Guidelines.

How to apply

To apply please submit a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria and an up-to-date Resume including two Referees. To discuss the position further, please contact Terri-ann Maney 08 8923 4999 or email Applications will be processed as received and only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Relationships Australia NT encourages applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, CALD, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.


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