General Manager – Longerenong College

Location: Horsham

Job posted: May 13, 2024

Closing date: May 27, 2024

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General Manager – Longerenong College

  • Opportunity to join a leader in agricultural training and education
  • Attractive salary package including a fully maintained vehicle
  • Full time /Permanent role

Opportunity

Longerenong College was established as an Agricultural College in 1889. Throughout its history the College's name has been synonymous with delivering industry relevant high-quality education and training in agriculture. The College provides on campus accommodation, attracts students from across Australia and runs a commercial farm and data farm as well as indoor/outdoor training facilities and conference centres. Longerenong College is part of Skillinvest Limited, a leading provider of education, training and employment with a state wide footprint.

The College is seeking a professional and experienced General Manager to lead the successful operation, governance and growth of the College. Reporting to the CEO, this is a rare opportunity to join a well regarded agricultural college that has experienced significant change in recent years.

To be successful, you will be responsible for driving the ongoing success of the College through partnerships, marketing, increasing student numbers and promoting Longerenong College as a progressive educational institution whilst being at the forefront of new farming technologies and opportunities

The General Manager is responsible for the operations of the College that include the DATA Farm, broadacre farm and livestock business, accommodation and conference facilities. These aspects of the business compliment the training offered through the RTO and provide a point of difference from other training providers.

Role

The General Manager will be an experienced leader who can lead to create opportunities for the growth of the College and its resources through continuous improvement and the implementation of new technologies, opportunities and partnerships.

About you

  • High level understanding of agriculture and education and training.
  • Passionate about creating a high performing team and culture
  • Strong business acumen and commercially astute
  • Collaborative and ability to work alongside the Leadership Team and broader teams
  • Provide leadership and direction in the operations of the College to ensure its growth and point of difference in offerings

Skills and Experience

You will be a proven leader with exceptional skills in:

  • Developing and maintaining organisational culture.
  • Leading and managing a high performing team.
  • Leading innovation and driving new technologies in agriculture.
  • Marketing and business development.
  • Building and maintaining stakeholder relationships.
  • Preparing budgets and meeting financial reporting requirements.
  • Influencing the community, industry, government and peers through a range of mediums including networking, memberships of relevant organizations, electronic and print media correspondence and reports.

In addition, you will have:

  • Relevant qualifications in education, business or agriculture
  • Minimum of 5 years management experience
  • Current driver's licence

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, contact Darren Webster, CEO on 03 5381 6200 or email darren.webster@skillinvest.com.au. See below for Position Description enquiries.

To Apply:

Applications must address the key selection criteria detailed in the Position Description and be accompanied by a covering letter. For a copy of the Position Description email Kylie Pickering via: kylie.pickering@skillinvest.com.au.

All applications must be submitted online via SEEK or Skillinvest Website.

Applications close 5pm Monday 27th May 2024.

TO APPLY: Written applications including a resume and cover letter to be submitted by clicking apply now.

Skillinvest is an equal opportunity employer

Job Reference: 200002075_1715562211

Consultant Email: recruitment@skillinvest.com.au

Job Types: Permanent

Job Locations: Horsham

Job Industries: Education and Training

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