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Calling for leaders to help drive economic development


The RDA Hume Committee (RDA Hume) is calling for regional leaders within the Hume Region to help drive economic development.

RDA Hume has a number of positions available and is encouraging people with commitment, vision, drive and experience who are able to foster strong connections with  local communities and all levels of government to apply.

The Applicant information below provides you with the detail you will need to complete an application. Applications are open from  Friday, 8 January 2021 and will close at 11.59pm on Friday, 29 January 2021.

The RDA Hume - Expression of interest form (DOCX 53.63 KB)DOCX icon can be downloaded and completed electronically offline and emailed to

Position description, accountabilities and responsibilities, and selection criteria.

Position Description

An RDA Hume member is an active contributor to the outcomes of a diverse group of individuals working in a complex environment to deliver high value outcomes for the community and the region. Members are active in their community and contribute to supporting local jobs and regional growth. They are expected to leverage existing networks and develop new networks across industry sectors.

RDA Hume members are required to support the Chair to facilitate opportunities and attract investment for the Hume Region. They must be knowledgeable about the economic, social, cultural and environmental opportunities and challenges facing the Hume Region; be well connected and a strong advocate for their community; and draw their community together to build and drive economic growth.

Accountabilities and responsibilities

RDA Hume members will be accountable to:

  • The Chair – for supporting the activities of the Committee and following good governance principles
  • Their communities – for delivering outcomes that meet regional needs
  • The funding providers – for ensuring that agreed objectives are achieved and resources invested are expended as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • Staff assisting the RDA Hume – for providing a safe and healthy workplace.

Members will be responsible for supporting the RDA Hume to meet the requirements of the RDA charter, deliver against the outcomes, reporting requirements and performance measures specified in the RDA Funding Agreement, and for the good operational and financial governance of RDA Hume.

Selection criteria

  1. Leadership and governance – A successful applicant will have experience and capability in leading organisations, and can demonstrate an understanding of the governance and performance management principles that apply. They will be familiar with the types of governance processes required to manage an organisation, board or committee and have leadership experience.
  2. Delivery focus – A successful applicant has most likely had experience in actively leading high performing organisations that have had success in achieving difficult outcomes in a complex environment.
  3. Business acumen – A successful applicant will have a history a making successful organisational decisions and being able to recognise and seize business opportunities. The applicant has most likely had a career working in successful ventures that may be focussed on one industry or in a public sector or not-for-profit organisation. The applicant has functioned as a leader in some capacity in the roles they have had and been successful in these roles.
  4. Stakeholder engagement – To be successful an applicant will have had experience managing a broad range of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.
  5. Representational skills – A successful applicant has most likely had experience representing either their region, business and/or industry. They understand the complexities in representing a diverse group such as a region, business and/or industry.
  6. Commitment to the region – To be successful, the applicant will have a clear commitment to the region and have strong personal and business networks. They will understand and be able to articulate the opportunities facing the region. The applicant may have spent substantial time in the region and be a very active member of the community.

Selection process description including application lodgement instructions.

Applying for a Committee member position involves completing this form and providing a brief Curriculum Vitae (CV). These documents should be returned to Matt Nelson, Regional Director at

Once submitted, you should receive email confirmation that your application has been received. The application process involves the following steps and is expected to take between four to six weeks to complete.

  1. Processing of applications – once applications close they will be considered by the a Selection Panel.
  2. Referee and other checks – The Selection Panel or delegate will conduct referee checks, and other checks (e.g. probity checks) if required, before making a final assessment of each applicant.
  3. Consultation with delegate – once the Selection Panel has identified their preferred candidate(s), the appropriate approving authorities will be consulted so that a final appointment decision can be made.
  4. Advice to applicants – once a final decision has been made, applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by email and/or post.

RDA Hume - Expression of interest form (DOCX 53.63 KB)DOCX icon

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