Team Leader Business Development – PERTH

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    City of Perth City of Perth City of Perth City of Perth , Western Australia Western Australia Western Australia Western Australia , Australia Australia Australia Australia
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    2 months ago
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Indigenous Business Australia

Team Leader
Business Development

Affirmative Measures
(To apply for this role you must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander)

Perth | Full Time | Non-Ongoing (3 Year Term)



About the organisation

IBA’s vision is for a nation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are economically independent and an integral part of the economy. We recognise and respect that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities are resilient, intelligent and forward thinking. Throughout history, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have navigated country, culture and new systems to improve the well-being of their families and communities. The world will continue to change and although IBA is not able to tackle all challenges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face, we contribute meaningfully to increasing economic participation and development.

IBA serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their future. We provide financial products and services, and we invest in people, places and ideas. We’re deeply invested in the financial success and economic independence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It’s why we exist. (source: IBA Corporate Plan 2019-2020)

Through the Business Development and Assistance Program, IBA helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to start, acquire and grow commercially viable businesses by providing pre and post business guidance, business finance, business development and business support at all stages of the business life cycle.


About the role

The Team Leader, Business Development, reports to the Senior Manager, Relationship Management and provides leadership to staff located within their designated area of responsibility. They are responsible (along with the Senior Manager) for the development of regional operating plans and strategies, and for managing resources required to meet IBA’s strategic objectives.

This role will attract high level strategic thinkers with strong community connections in the Indigenous sector. It requires an experienced leader with an entrepreneurial track record, and superior stakeholder engagement skills. Exceptional communication skills are foundational for success in this role.

As a leader in IBA’s Business Development team this role is responsible for developing strategies to support Business Solutions products and services, including promotion and marketing of sustainable business growth of existing and new businesses in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This role will require active collaboration and negotiation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and businesses. The position holder will use contemporary project delivery techniques to establish new Aboriginal businesses. The role will require an influencer that can demonstrate:

  • Leadership with a community focus
  • Achievements in the delivery of new business products, especially in the Indigenous sector
  • Strategic collaboration and ability to partner and work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Capability to inspire and influence a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Contemporary thinking to leading projects and managing change
  • Business acumen, particularly with evidence of success in the ATSI sector.


About you

You must identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and be accepted as such by the community in which you live or have lived.

As a stand out leader, you will be able to show you can work effectively across a complex stakeholder landscape to deliver better outcomes for communities. To do this, you will have the following capabilities:

  • Exceptional leadership
  • Innovation and looking at different, more effective ways of doing things
  • Exceptional communication skills, and
  • Customer focus, displaying skills with working with people and their communities.

To be successful in this role you will be articulate and energetic – a community and customer focused leader with a focus on outcomes and opportunities for the Indigenous sector. You will bring with you a wealth of knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures, and a proven ability to engage with Traditional Owners and build Aboriginal community capacity


The Selection Criteria

Using the information provided about the role, your application should include a short ‘pitch’ covering a statement of claims – this is to be no longer than 3 pages. The statement of claims should draw out why you are interested in the role, what you can offer the agency, your skill set, relevant career history and achievements, and your leadership attributes.


What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary range: IBA level 6 – $110,737 – $122,940
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 3 year fixed term contract
  • An inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Domestic travel including to remote areas of Australia.


How to Apply

All applications must be made in writing and include the following:

  • Current CV.
  • Cover letter outlining why you have applied for the position.
  • Your claims against the Selection Criteria – up to 3 pages.

Applications are to be emailed to with the heading “IBA – Team Leader, Business Development ” in the subject line.

Applications must be received by 5pm Tuesday 28 January 2020

Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.


How to get more information

For further information on the position, please contact Pipeline Talent via phone or email for a confidential discussion 02 8001 6603.