Executive Director, Rottnest Island Authority

  • Company:
    Government of Western Australia
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 day ago
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Rottnest Island Authority Executive Director, Rottnest Island Authority RIA3120301 PSCA, Class 2, $184,588 p.a. plus 9.5% Superannuation

Take on the leadership role of Western Australia’s iconic holiday destination – Opportunity of a lifetime!



Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Executive Director is to provide strategic leadership in the achievement of the Rottnest Island Authority’s objectives in accordance with the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987. The Executive Director reports to the Board, Chief Executive Officer and the Minister, as appropriate.

The Executive Director:

  • Leads the development of a tourist destination which provides a positive visitor experience and an enjoyable, affordable holiday.
  • Leads the conservation of the Island’s natural flora, fauna and marine environment by leading the development of public awareness and eco-management strategies in this area.
  • Is responsible for preserving and enhancing the Island’s significant built unique heritage and pedestrian and cyclist first environment.
  • Manages the available funding with competing priorities and demands through the application of sound commercial business management principles and a strategic business approach.
  • Selection Criteria

    1. Shapes and manages strategy.

  • Demonstrated ability to inspire a sense of purpose and direction, ensuring the Authority focuses strategically.
  • Substantial experience in using effective judgement to weigh up options and develop realistic solutions and in providing expert advice.
  • Ability to identify strategic issues and to implement changes which are key to the success of Rottnest Island.
  • 2. Achieves results.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver intended results through a range of ways, including building skill and responsiveness and marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience in steering and implementing change.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing financial and physical resources in a constrained environment, including experience in leading a team of people to generate support for the Authority through revenue raising.
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen in a diverse business environment.
  • 3. Builds productive relationships.

  • Ability to assume a pivotal role in working with others to achieve an environment that provides forward-thinking and clearly articulated strategic direction. In leading and working with others demonstrates:

    – ability to establish networks and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people;

    – excellent negotiation and influencing skills;

    – ability to consult with relevant stakeholders, to understand and resolve issues and manage expectations; and

    – demonstrated ability to promote a work environment that empowers, guides, motivates and develops the diverse talents of people and ensures an optimum level of appropriately skilled employees.

  • 4. Exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness.

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to service delivery, integrity and personal contribution, and resilience when faced with change.
  • Ability to adhere to and promote public sector and Authority values and align business processes accordingly.
  • 5. Communicates and influences effectively.

  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to listen, understand and adapt to a range of audiences, and negotiate persuasively.
  • 6. Qualification

  • A qualification in a relevant discipline would be well regarded.
  • Our Values

    INTEGRITY: unconditional respect for people, culture and place.
    TEAMWORK: dedication to collaboration and sharing.
    QUALITY: commitment to continuous improvement.
    ACCOUNTABILITY: personal responsibility.

    Note: The successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current (issue date not older than 6 months) and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.

    For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, please refer to attached Job Description below. The documents attached to this advertisement are available in alternative formats upon request.

    For Further Job Related Information: For a confidential discussion about the role or for questions regarding the application process, please contact Ms Jennifer Grove, Recruitment Consultant at Gerard Daniels on 0438 066 013 or at or further information about the Rottnest Island Authority, please visit .

    Application Instructions:

    To allow the selection panel to make an accurate assessment of your application, please submit the following:

  • A covering letter.
  • A written response addressing the above selection criteria (in no more than five (5) pages).
  • A comprehensive resume.
  • To ensure that you submit the required and appropriate information in your application, please read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

    Applicants are encouraged to apply online. To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.

    No late or proforma applications will be accepted.

    An executive search for additional applicants will be conducted for this position in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.

    Substantive Equality Statement

    Rottnest Island Authority supports and values diversity and aims to build a workforce that is representative of the community we live in. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse background and people with disability. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

    For adjustments required in the recruitment process, please contact the selection panel convenor.


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