First listed on: 04 November 2021
Assistant Base Manager


$83,928 - $95,873 (plus Super)
Woomera – SA

The Role
Imagine a new challenge with a sense of purpose!

This critical role provides high quality services to enable Defence capability on Defence Bases and Training Areas.

Working in a complex, unique and high tempo setting, this role will develop your leadership skills and enable you to make a personal contribution to the Australian Defence Force through your role as an Assistant Base Manager.

Leadership and stakeholder engagement are key responsibilities of this role; we need an energetic and customer-centric high performer, one who responds with enthusiasm and flexibility, to meet the needs of this ever-changing environment and dynamic customer base.

This exciting role requires strategic thinking to support our corporate outcomes through sound decision-making, collaboration and extensive consultation. If you are an innovator and able to work with the technical aspects of the role in a way that complements your leadership and stakeholder engagement skills, this could be your next challenge.

This role will suit you if:

  • You enjoy positive and challenging aspects of stakeholder engagement and have a high level of emotional intelligence;
  • Enjoy making things happen and are not daunted by the unknown, enjoy a challenge and see these as learning opportunities;
  • Ability to adapt to change in a positive and flexible manner.

About our Team
Your team is located at Woomera and you will work to the Base Manager of Edinburgh Defence Precinct.

Your team is responsible for assisting with Defence capability through the effective provision of base operations support. They will deliver customer focused outcomes through effective, integrated partnerships with senior members of the Australian Defence Force Services, customers, contract partners and other stakeholders. The team works in a multifaceted, high tempo environment that brings rewarding challenges and a great sense of purpose.

The team has access to a variety of flexible, family friendly employment conditions and training and development opportunities to enable them to succeed in their role and valuably contribute to the strategic outcomes.

Our Ideal Candidate
You are a polished professional with the ability to represent Defence in this critical role. Working closely with Senior Australian Defence Force Officers, Australian Defence Force Customers and Industry Partners, ensuring enabling services are delivered and Defence Bases maintained to support capability.

This Position will suit you if you are:

  • A strong communicator with the ability to think strategically, solve complex problems and build stakeholder relationships;
  • Comfortable operating with the unknown, you seek assistance, and welcome feedback for your own development;
  • Experienced in planning, and managing resources to achieve strategic outcomes;
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, to influence others.

If you are looking for a position where you will be out and about, engaging with various stakeholders and you enjoy coming to work where no two days are the same then we recommend you engage with the contact officer and discuss further.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference EIG/05339/21 on



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