Reform Program Manager

Location Acton
Discipline: Defence/Emergency/Security
Job type: Contract
Salary: $$95 - $115 per hour plus super
Contact name: Alex Elliott

Contact email:
Job ref: 1128446
Published: 29 days ago
Are you a natural problem solver who gets all excited about a big program of work with lots of moving parts?

Elliott Gray are thrilled to be partnering with the Directorate of Force Structure - Army (DFS-A) in the hunt for someone exceptional to lead the program of reform they have embarked on to enable the future of the Army workforce,  ready to meet the challenges ahead.

The DFS-A is the team charged with providing an 'organisational conscience' for Army. They exist to deliver a land force structure that will be capable of meeting the future strategic requirements of Defence. They do this through the achievement of three key activities:
  1. Plan & manage current and future Force Structure to meet Chief of Army and Chief of the Defence Force requirements within allocated resources;
  2. Lead and enable reforms to underpin the planning of the Army Objective Force, the Future Ready Workforce, and the adoption of the new Defence Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution; 
  3. Deliver the Army Force Structure Implementation Plan
They are a service delivery team that exist to support Army Senior Leadership Group, Army Programs and Functional Commands. Providing honest and timely advice that enables the effective and accurate planning of current and future establishment changes.

To achieve this, DFS-A manage a large program of rapidly evolving and interconnected projects that work together to deliver the reform and achieve the goal of an affordable and sustainable future Army workforce. The Reform Program Manager will support the full range of activities to achieve this aim - including consolidation of existing practices, scaling of operations and establishing key measures of success.

This role is essentially the Chief Operating Officer of the Directorate. Existing to pull together all facets of the program from a people, commercial, technological, product and general business management perspective. We are looking for a strategic and diverse individual who can bring together a large and complex stakeholder group, including a number of external service providers. They will be able to see the future - understand the unique interactions between the various projects and how they integrate complex moving parts to achieve the future.

We are seeking a true professional who is seeking to bring together their diverse skill-set and experience across Defence and commercial industry to achieve big reform. The future looks bright here, with opportunities after the initial engagement period of 8 months for the right person. If you don't already have one, you will need to get a clearance; so Australian Citizenship is a must-have. The hourly rate will be dependent on the person but will align with an equivalent EL2/Band1 level.

This is a great opportunity - if you are interested please reach out today. Email Alex Elliott on to request a full job description or call on 0468554655 for a confidential discussion. We can't wait to hear from you!