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Divisional Manager VIC/TAS

Occupational Therapy Australia
Fitzroy, Victoria
14 days ago


We are looking for a Divisional Manager to represent our members in Victoria and Tasmania. 

  • Full-time Ongoing FTE (37.5 hours per week) P/T negotiable
  • Working from Home - office space pending (some travel will be required)
  • $80,000 plus super, pro rata

Organisational Context 

Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) exists to support occupational therapists to support their community. As Australia's professional association for occupational therapy with over 11,000 members across Australia, OTA fosters evidence-based practice, enables lifelong learning and promotes the future of occupational therapy. We provide a range of services such as professional development, advocacy, practice standards, collegial networking, as well as the provision of quality member services.

OTA is a non-profit public company limited by guarantee with over 30 staff across Australia involved in supporting members and the profession. OTA is a member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. 

We value diversity and encourage people from varied backgrounds to apply, including First Nations peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQA+), people with disability and people with life experience that has impacted employment. We're happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs.


About You

  • Commitment to and or understanding of the occupational therapy profession with a tertiary qualification in a health-related field is a must.
  • Experience or knowledge of compensable insurance schemes, occupational therapy, allied health or public health
  • Ability to inspire, negotiate, influence and present, to effectively communicate with all key stakeholders towards achieving positive outcomes.
  • Experience or knowledge of leveraging policy and advocacy opportunities and contributing to submissions.
  • Experience with project implementation and the ability to produce and communicate reports and prioritising a range of responsibilities to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and an ability to negotiate for positive and mutually beneficial outcomes. Have ability to analyse and synthesise information, expressing findings in a fluent and user friendly fashion.
  • Ability to work as part of a small but driven team with attention to detail, organisation skills, and an ability to identify organisational risk.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Software
  • Collaborate with staff in teams across OTA to ensure organisation strategy is achieved;
  • Maintain a current knowledge of key issues impacting upon occupational therapy and occupational therapists, and monitor media announcements;

Job Overview

The purpose of this role is to provide leadership and representation within Victorian and Tasmanian Divisions of Occupational Therapy Australia. 

Promotion of the organisation and the profession within the jurisdictions through engagement with key stakeholders including key industry and government, members and to facilitate membership growth and retention.  A willingness to interact efficiently and helpfully with our membership is essential to the role. 

This role would suit an occupational therapist or other allied health professional.  


Use the apply button to send your resume along with a brief cover letter Attention: Lea Rawlings, General Manager, Divisions.

Candidates may be shortlisted prior to the closing date and contacted for an interview.

OTA as an Equal Opportunity Employer is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages and gender as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those who identify as LGBTIQ+ and people with a disability.

OTA is not accepting inquiries from recruitment agencies for this position.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59184326
  • Location:
    Fitzroy, Victoria
  • Position Title: Divisional Manager VIC/TAS
  • Company Name: Occupational Therapy Australia
  • Industry: Association
  • Job Function: Chapter-relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
Membership Organizations
Fitzroy , AUS

OTA is the peak professional body representing the interests of OTs across Australia. We enable lifelong learning, promote the future of OT and foster evidence-based practice. We exist to support OTs throughout their career.

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