AustCyber Cyber Security Innovation Node Manager (QLD - Townsville based position)

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Position: Node Manager - Townsville Cyber Security Innovation Node

Salary range: $120-$145k (pro rata) part-time, up to 21 hours p/week

The role of the AustCyber Cyber Security Innovation Node Manager in Townsville is to provide leadership, vision and coordinate activities of the region, to allow government, industry and academia to work together to raise awareness and develop cyber security capability in Townsville.  The role will aim to align national AustCyber and federal government priorities with Queensland Government and Townsville City Council objectives.

This role requires an individual with strategic leadership, stakeholder engagement and industry development skills to foster state-wide and national collaboration opportunities. The successful candidate will draw on an advisory group of technical experts, policy makers, entrepreneurs and research and industry leaders to develop and deliver practical solutions to elevate Townsville’s cyber maturity in key sectors.

AustCyber is seeking to engage an exceptional individual with the following conditions:

  • two-year contract with AustCyber
  • part-time hours between 15 and 22.5 hours per week with a pro-rata remuneration range of $120k - $145k (to be negotiated with the successful candidate)
  • travel expected across regional Queensland for engagement and project delivery and to Canberra on a quarterly basis

Key responsibilities

  • Develop a strategic and innovative vision to raise SME awareness and improve industry development and job growth outcomes for Townsville and the region in partnership with Queensland and Sunshine Coast Cyber Security Innovation Nodes.
  • Identify and establish relationships with key stakeholders to coordinate engagement across the private, public and academic sectors to connect and improve cyber security awareness, resilience, commercialisation, policy development and R&D in North Queensland and in the Australian cyber security ecosystem.
  • Lead and coordinate Node activities, including the establishment of an industry advisory group, develop and deliver industry development initiatives and networks
  • Deliver cyber security events and activities in North Queensland and develop a strong digital media presence
  • Maintain node activities and deliverables within budgetary and resource constraints and meet evaluation and reporting requirements.
  • Represent AustCyber and Townsville Node at cyber security conferences, and in meetings with industry leaders, Federal and State/Territory agencies, universities and research institutes.

Essential skills and attributes

The successful applicant will have:

  • Proven industry and business development skills with an understanding of cyber security concepts and ability to identify economic growth opportunities in the industry.
  • A proven ability to set direction, secure and manage resources (funds, people and time) and evaluate outcomes.
  • Professional experience managing multiple projects across a multitude of stakeholders including the delivery of regional and national events and activities
  • Outstanding communication skills including being a persuasive negotiator with high emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, able to credibly engage with the most senior levels of government, academia and industry.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills including working with stakeholders from different backgrounds with often competing agendas.
  • Knowledge and experience of Townsville’s economic growth, industry and networks.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience working in the cyber security industry, economic growth, innovation or business development capacity.
  • Technical cyber security skills are not required for this position, however a background in cyber security skills is desirable.

About us

AustCyber (the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network) is one of six industry-led Industry Growth Centres – the Townsville Cyber Security Innovation Node is jointly funded by the federal and Townsville City Council. The Townsville Node aims to develop the cyber security capability of key industry sectors e.g. the defence and advanced manufacturing, as well as drive innovation, productivity and competitiveness by focusing on areas of competitive strength and strategic priority. For more see: We work closely with cyber security start-ups, scale-ups, established companies, universities, research institutes and State, Territory and Federal Government agencies as well as organisations overseas.

To apply

To apply, you will need to send through, in ONE document:

  • A current resume; and
  • A two-page pitch telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications make you the best candidate for this opportunity

Email your document to [email protected] with the title Application – Townsville Position

Applications close at 5pm on 26 November 2020.

For further information, contact Linda Cavanagh National Network Lead by emailing [email protected] with the title Query -  Townsville Position for a confidential discussion.