Manager – Resources Industry Training Council

Based in Perth, The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) is the peak advocacy body for the resources sector in WA. We are a proud, member-funded, not-for-profit organisation that represents the views and the needs of our members and provide an avenue for members and stakeholders to collaborate. CME leads policy development and advocates on issues impacting the sector.

The Resources Industry Training Council (RITC) is a joint venture between CME and The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).  The primary purpose of the RITC is to engage with the industry sectors it represents and gather intelligence on industry developments, workforce needs and strategies.  The RITC uses this intelligence to advocate on behalf of industry and inform skills related policy and funding deliberations of the State Training Board and Department of Training and Workforce Development.  The RITC is one of nine Training Councils in Western Australia, is funded by the State Government and has primary accountability to the State Training Board.

Covering a number of sectors including resources (process manufacturing, laboratory operations and composites), one of the main functions of the RITC is to work with industry stakeholders, training providers and government to develop and implement innovative solutions to address skill shortages and changing workforce needs. 

In line with the strategic aims of CME, the Manager – RITC will be responsible for stakeholder engagement, representing the RITC, undertaking research and analysis, contributing to policy development and preparing documentation for review and approval by management and industry/Government stakeholders. 

What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Director – Policy and Advocacy, you will: 

  • Have primary responsibility for managing the Service Agreement between CME and the Department of Training and Workforce Development and ensuring Service Agreement deliverables are satisfactorily met;
  • Be the primary focal point for management of the RITC Advisory Board in accordance with requirements of the State Training Board;
  • Contribute to policy development on issues relevant to industries covered by the RITC.
  • Represent policies and positions on matters to government, relevant policy and advisory bodies and in public debate. 
  • Oversee projects undertaken by the Policy Adviser and provide guidance on the progress and effectiveness of projects and initiatives.
  • Build and maintain productive long-term relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including industry contacts, relevant government agency staff, training providers, Skills Service Organisations and other relevant non-government organisations and their staff.
  • Identify new industry contacts through consultation and research.
  • Undertake workforce development related research and analysis and inform stakeholders of relevant issues and developments.
  • Prepare high-level reports including draft recommendations and submissions outlining industry positions.
  • Responsible for scopes of work for external consultants, and engage and manage contractors.
  • Coordinate RITC Advisory Board and working group meetings ensuring effective engagement with stakeholders.
  • Contribute to RITC and CME publications and to the preparation and production of industry publications and other communication collateral. 

What are we looking for in you?

  • Strong industry engagement skills
  • A flexible and collaborative approach, with a passion for achieving outcomes.
  • Excellent communication and consultation skills for gathering information from key stakeholders and providing advice and information to targeted bodies.
  • Knowledge and experience relevant to the WA resources sector and/or other RITC industries (composites, laboratory operations, process manufacturing).
  • Strong people and relationship management skills.
  • Adaptable organisational and administrative skills that demonstrate an ability to manage multiple tasks and time frames.
  • Strong strategy development or policy skills, with demonstrated analytical, research, and writing experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of vocational education and training systems at the Western Australian and national levels. 
  • Understanding of policy development processes. 
  • Experience in managing and mentoring staff.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification, with 7+ years’ work experience. 

At CME our people are important to us. We value diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive and collaborative working environment, with exciting opportunities for ongoing professional development.

Next steps

If this sounds like this is the job for you submit your resume and a brief cover letter addressing the criteria and why you would be a great addition to the CME team. 

Please note: We are not considering entry level candidates. While we appreciate your time in applying for this role, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications close 22 August 2020.