Assistant Director, Business Management (ICT)



Salary range

$116,420 - $132,103

Closing time and date

Sunday, May 12, 2024 - 23:59
Contact person

Contact name

Michael Goeldner

Contact position

Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Contact phone

Who We Are

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is an Australian Government statutory agency whose role is to work in a collaborative manner with all Australian governments and blood sector stakeholders to ensure Australia's blood supply is safe, secure, adequate, and affordable.

We are a statutory agency established by the National Blood Authority Act 2003 (Cth). We operate to achieve the policy objectives outlined in the National Blood Agreement.

We manage and coordinate arrangements for the supply of blood, blood products and blood services in Australia. Under the national blood arrangements, our role is to deliver an uninterrupted supply of blood and blood products to Australians in need.

Being a small agency, employees at the NBA are in a unique position to influence decisions and outcomes for the blood sector and seeing the positive impacts of their work on users of blood products, blood related products and blood related services.

The NBA office is located on Northbourne Avenue in Lyneham and has recently undergone renovations to allow for modern, comfortable office space with the technology needed to collaborate effectively. The office is serviced by the Macarthur Avenue Light Rail stop and has onsite parking available.

The Role

The role will work closely with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and senior internal business stakeholders to build a shared understanding of outcomes. By leveraging your expertise in business planning, financial and resource planning, procurement and operational reporting, you will provide support to the CIO, as well as other team leaders and their respective teams to achieve outcomes.

The role also involves liaison with a range of external stakeholders, particularly ICT suppliers. In delivering the ICT Business Management function within the NBA, you will be expected to work both autonomously and collaboratively providing leadership and support to management, your team and the broader NBA.

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven team player, who is keen to lead and enjoys working in a rapidly evolving and forward-thinking environment. Our ideal candidate will have a strong record in exercising initiative, critical thinking and judgement; in providing detailed professional and/or policy advice in relation to complex problems; in applying strong stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills; and with excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful applicant will receive a range of formal training and be part of a collaborative and supportive team.

Key Responsibilities

Although not exhaustive, and depending on the role, the duties and responsibilities of this position may include:

1. Provide high level finance, procurement, operational and business management advice across the ITS functions to the NBA executive, CIO, and senior ICT staff

2. Contribute to the strategic direction and leadership of the team, in support of organisational goals

3. Develop and manage section budgets in consultation with the CIO, CFO and senior ICT staff

4. Manage resources within the team responsible for information management

5. Support procurement processes, contract and invoice management for the ITS team

6. Contribute to NBA organisational strategy and culture

7. Perform other duties and functions to support NBA priorities as required

8. Contribute and manage projects and activities and perform other duties and functions to support NBA priorities as required

9. Contribute to NBA’s organisational strategy and culture

10. Work in a collaborative manner as a member of a team and across the NBA.

To Apply

Please see the job description below for detailed information and how to respond to the selection criteria.

 Job Description - EL1 ICT Business Management UM portal (pdf)

The APS and the department offer a clear direction and meaningful work. You will be able to create positive impact in people’s lives whilst contributing to improved outcomes for Australia and our people.

If you would like to feel a strong connection to your work and you are accountable, committed and open to change, join us in shaping Australia’s future.

Please see the APSC’s APS Employee Value Proposition for more information on the benefits and value of employment within the APS. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV and complete an NBA Cover Sheet to


If you require further information after reading the selection documentation, please contact Michael Goeldner on 02 6151 5009 or