EL 1 - Base Manager


  • $101,955 - $115,005 (plus super)
  • Amberley - QLD


The Role
Imagine a new challenge with a personal sense of purpose! This critical role oversees the delivery of high quality services to enable Defence capability across Defence Bases and Training Areas.

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

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

This exciting role requires high level strategic thinking to support our Government of the day through sound decision making, collaboration and extensive consultation. If you are a generalist, a leader, innovator, and able to pick up the technical aspects of the role to complement your leadership and stakeholder engagement skills, this could be your next challenge.

About our Team
This team is located at RAAF Base Amberley which is Air Force’s largest base and employs over 5000 people. As the Team Leader you will champion the vision to be a flexible, agile, high performing and cohesive team of highly motivated individuals.

Your team is responsible for assisting with Defence capability through the effective provision of base operations support. They will deliver customer focussed 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 Base Manager works within the Zone Executive team, which contributes collaboratively as part of a National Service Delivery Division Executive team.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our Ideal Candidate is a polished and professional leader, able to represent Defence in this critical role.

This Executive Position will suit you if you are:

  • An excellent communicator skill with the ability to think strategically, solve complex problems and build stakeholder relationships.
  • An inspiring leader with demonstrated executive experience building high performing teams, developing individuals, and managing people.
  • Comfortable operating with the unknown, you seek assistance, and welcome feedback for your own development.
  • Experienced in planning, leading, and managing resources to achieve strategic outcomes.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, to influence others.