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Full Time fixed term Program Manager

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BINDAREE OUTDOOR EDUCATION SERVICES Pty. Ltd.

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Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to join a team providing exceptional camping experiences and help us to create camp memories for people that last a lifetime.

About Us

Bindaree has a passion for the outdoors and taking people on a journey to let the power of nature bring out the best in them. Through new experiences we help people push themselves and try new things they may never have thought possible.

We aim to be the partner of choice for schools and organisations, making outdoor experiences accessible to all.

We have strong 32-year history as an industry leader in journey and residential outdoor education programs and retreats throughout Victoria and NSW.

About the Opportunity

The senior position of Program Manager is both operational and strategic. You will directly liaise with and oversee clients to ensure their upcoming programs meet their needs and are extremely successful.  

This position has a diverse range of responsibilities including  

  • Delivering outstanding customer service to ensure client satisfaction 
  • Coordinating and Managing client programs  
  • Maintaining client documentation and records
  • Managing successful journey-based camp programs 
  • Leading teams and oversee all program logistics, activities and catering as well as overseeing program rationale, safety and the total wellbeing of all client participants. 
  • Undertake field-roles on a range of allocated programs to achieve programming outcomes
  • Undertake office-based program planning, management, and assessment
  • Assisting with staff training and mentoring 
  • Assisting with compliance and risk management 
  • Being a proactive and valuable member of the Bindaree team
  • Directly report to and work with the Bindaree Adventures Manager 
What you'll need to succeed 

To be successful in this position, it is essential that you have:   

  • A passion for outdoor education and providing outstanding customer experiences  
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to create strong relationships with staff and clients  
  • Proven leadership/management experience, including the ability to multitask and look bigger picture  
  • Strong sense of initiative and capacity to work with minimal guidance and supervision
  • Able to maintain thorough attention to detail while working under pressure
  • Experience in managing field-based programs and teams
  • A proven record in activity and program safety, remote area first aid, emergency responses and risk management
  • Program planning and management experience
  • A solutions-based mindset
  • Exceptional written communication and presentation skills 
Applicants must hold a minimum of or be prepared to acquire:
  • Valid Working with Children Check 
  • First Aid Qualification 
  • CPR Qualification 
  • National Police Check 
  • Current Drivers Licence 
  • Current COVID Vaccination in line with government mandates
  • Completed Cert IV or higher in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent years of industry experience  

Head Office location: Bayswater, VIC 3153 

Remuneration: $70,000 to 70,500 per annum pro rata based on EA level + superannuation + leave conditions

Contract: Fixed Term Full time 11-month contract with potential to extend contract length

All completed application forms must be completed and returned by 5pm on July 8, 2022.

For all questions and to apply for this role please contact the Bindaree Manager, Joe Beckett at joe.beckett@bindaree.com

All applications need to address key selection criteria below.  

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA 
  • Outdoor Activity Leadership
    • Demonstrate your experience and qualifications in the widest range of outdoor based activity skills and activity leadership.
  • First Aid and Emergency Response
    • Demonstrate your qualifications and experience in remote area first aid and your experience in relation to the high-quality emergency response systems.
  • Program Management and Leadership
    • Demonstrate your experience in the areas of program management, planning and leadership.
    • Demonstrate your experience and qualifications in the area of managing individuals, staff teams and departments in an outdoor and/or business context.
  • Self-Management
    • Demonstrate your ability to manage your own time, task schedule, emails and workloads.
  • Knowledge of Regional Program and Activity Areas
    • Demonstrate your knowledge and work in the widest range of regional program and activity areas.

A short list will be drawn up and interviews conducted between July 11 - 13, 2022.  

Bindaree Outdoor Education Services is committed to safeguarding children and young people and all applicants must comply with to our child safe protection policies and recruitment process. We are an equal opportunity employer and applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

Where: Bayswater, Victoria, Australia

Workload(s): Full Time, Contract

Closing Date: Friday, July 8, 2022

Contact...
 
Joe Beckett
Bindaree

Email: joe.beckett@bindaree.com

Website: https://www.bindareeoutdooreducation.com.au

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