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The Returned and Services League of Australia New South Wales Branch (RSL NSW) was formed in 1917 and currently has close to 30,000 members in 348 sub-Branches throughout New South Wales. Its Purpose is to ensure that veterans and their families are respected, supported and remembered.

RSL NSW has recently begun to implement its Strategic Plan 2021-2026 which sets a new course for the organisation. RSL NSW has a small and diverse team of bright and dedicated individuals based at ANZAC House in Sydney’s CBD. They are focused on supporting veterans as RSL NSW takes forward the Vision of ensuring that by 2026 every veteran in NSW knows what the RSL stands for, what it does, and wants to be involved as a member.

The Board of Directors has responsibility for the strategy, performance, corporate governance and risk appetite of RSL NSW.

Please see below for current positions available with RSL NSW and selected positions from our partner charity RSL LifeCare.

Current Vacancies
RSL NSW Sport and Recreation Project Manager

Purpose of Role 

The Project Manager is to develop, implement and manage the proposed RSL NSW inter-sub-Branch Sport and Recreation initiative, which is a significant project under Goal 3 of RSL NSW’s 2021- 2026 Strategic Plan.  This role is responsible for ensuring proper day-to-day management of the Project with a strong focus on benefits realisation, which includes attracting and retaining more RSL members.

The Sport and Recreation Project sits in a master project under RSL NSW’s Program established to implement the Strategic Plan. A Program Management Office (PMO) has been established to coordinate and manage the implementation all projects and activities under the 2020-2026 Strategic Plan .

RSL NSW is a member-based veterans’ charity, founded in 1916. For over 100 years, we have supported veterans and their families through effective advocacy, camaraderie and commemoration. RSL NSW also connects veterans and their families to specific support services through our network of 350 sub-Branches around New South Wales and through our partner charity RSL LifeCare, which provides support with DVA claims and advocacy, financial and housing assistance, counselling, homelessness, employment and training, wellbeing through equine therapy and community support.

Responsibilities

Typical duties of this position will include, however, are not limited to the following:

  • Leading the development of and getting approval of the project plan, which is to include a pilot activity commencing in Quarter 1, 2022.
  • Completing Project Manager responsibilities detailed in the RSL Program Manual which includes: Liaising with the project sponsor, stakeholders, Reference Group and PMO, Preparing and executing detailed project plans from project initiation to close out, Delivering all project related reports for the Program Steering Committee through the PMO, Managing project scope/cost/schedule/risk, Managing budget.
  • Discharging responsibilities to the Department of Veteran Affairs for the grant funding received for this initiative.
  • Undertaking change management tasks including on ground engagement and organisation engagement.

Selection Criteria – Essential

  • Demonstrated ability to assess and manage high volume workflow, including the need to escalate issues.
  • Experience in collaborating in a small team, specifically demonstrating initiative & prioritisation to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilise resources to support stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and responsive to the needs that arise throughout the project implementation.
  • Excellent stakeholder focused verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be motivated by the benefits of sport and recreation.

Selection Criteria – Desirable

  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in Sport and Recreational management.
  • Demonstrated experience in incorporating change management into implementation.
  • A veteran willing to commence a pilot program within the Eastern Metro and Lower North Coast- Hunter regions (involving travel).
  • Tertiary, TAFE, or similar training in project management, and knowledge about sport and recreation management.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments and stakeholders.
  • Support the values of RSL NSW.

Key Success Factors

  • Building positive relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Contribute to team discussions on enhancing service and support for the project.
  • Building corporate knowledge to better support the management of resistance to change within the organisation.

RSL NSW is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

This is a full-time 12-month maximum term position.

Please submit a cover letter responding to the criteria outlined above, including your availability and salary expectations. If you have any questions, please email hr@rslnsw.org.au

Applications close 15 November 2021

Veteran Wellbeing Centre Manager (RSL LifeCare)
  • Lead a small team dedicated to supporting Veterans and their families
  • Permanent leadership role in our new Riverina Office in Wagga Wagga
  • Eligible for ‘not for profit’ salary packaging

Our partner charity RSL LifeCare is a leading professionalised service focussed on helping Australian veterans and their families live their best lives. Proudly serving Australia for over 100 years, RSL LifeCare is a successful and growing not-for-profit organisation.

RSL LifeCare enriches veterans and seniors’ lives and create connected, supportive and vibrant communities. We are seeking like-minded individuals who support our values; Respectful, Collaborative, Passionate, Imaginative, Courageous and Responsible.

Opportunity:

As RSL LifeCare’s new Veteran Wellbeing Centre Manager in the Riverina, you will assume the critical leadership role in Wagga and be responsible for the overall direction, service and outcomes of the Veteran Wellbeing Centre (VWC).

As a key member within our Senior Management team, you will focus on both strategic and operational elements and ensure that the Centre provides the highest quality customer-centered care for veterans and their families.

Click here for more information including how to apply.

Events and Fundraising Manager - Veteran Services (RSL LifeCare)
  • Create Events that inspire our community to raise funds for Veterans
  • Permanent and rare Events role in the Not-for-Profit sector
  • Eligible for ‘not for profit’ salary packaging of up to $15,900 a year

Our partner charity RSL LifeCare is a leading professionalised service focussed on helping Australian veterans and their families live their best lives. Proudly serving Australia for over 100 years, RSL LifeCare is a successful and growing not-for-profit organisation.

RSL LifeCare enriches veterans and seniors’ lives and create connected, supportive and vibrant communities. We are seeking like-minded individuals who support our values; Respectful, Collaborative, Passionate, Imaginative, Courageous and Responsible.

Opportunity:

As RSL LifeCare’s new Events and Fundraising Manager, you will be responsible for planning and executing a Veteran Services centric events calendar, with a primary focus of Fundraising and a secondary aim of increasing the RSL LifeCare Veteran Services’ brand, reputation and portfolio of services.

Click here for more information including how to apply.

Homeless Veterans’ Case Manager (RSL LifeCare)

Position located at RSL Life Care Narrabeen location

Make a REAL Difference to “Homes for Heroes” as a Case Manager

Eligible for ‘not for profit’ salary packaging

Our partner charity RSL LifeCare is a leading professionalised service focussed on helping Australian veterans and their families live their best lives. Proudly serving Australia for over 100 years, RSL LifeCare is a successful and growing not-for-profit organisation.

RSL LifeCare enriches veterans and seniors’ lives and create connected, supportive and vibrant communities. We are seeking like-minded individuals who support our values; Respectful, Collaborative, Passionate, Imaginative, Courageous and Responsible.

Opportunity:

RSL LifeCare’s Veterans Services’ “Homes for Heroes” Program, is an initiative that ignites passionate responses for many across our community, seeking to provide care and support to veterans that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to assist them to live sustainably and independently in their chosen community.

As one of RSL LifeCare’s Homeless Veterans Case Managers, dedicated to the “Homes for Heroes” program, you will be responsible for identifying and assessing Veterans in need, providing holistic and professional assistance that meets the welfare and wellbeing needs of all clients. You’ll do this with a case management focus, ensuring the service provides the highest quality customer-centered care.

Click here for more information including how to apply.