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Program Lead – AusRAP

Based in Sydney or Melbourne, and reporting to the Program Manager – Road Safety, the AusRAP program will lead and assist jurisdictions and local government to maximise the road safety trauma reduction in their management of, and investment in, Australian roads.

AusRAP is the Australian version of the international Road Assessment Program (iRAP). The responsibility for management of AusRAP was transferred from Australian Automobile Association to Austroads in 2021.

The Program Lead – AusRAP will have overall responsibility for the implementation of the AusRAP Strategy and Business Plan, which includes providing leadership and governance for the AusRAP program, supporting AusRAP partners and stakeholders, promoting the vision of iRAP for a world free of high-risk roads and ensuring AusRAP activity is undertaken to iRAP standard. They will establish sound program governance to ensure all key policy, funding, technical, implementation and communication activities are well coordinated nationally and benefit from the experience or other countries around the world.

The role is responsible for:

  • Leadership, coordination and governance of the AusRAP program.
  • Development and maintenance of the national partnerships to support the vision for an Australia free of high-risk roads for all road users.
  • Providing leadership and coordination activity that supports the implementation of the national AusRAP strategy and business plan.
  • Operating AusRAP in accordance with the global iRAP licence schemes, guidelines and specifications.
  • Collecting and reporting national metrics.
  • Connecting with the global iRAP partners to ensure experience, innovation and success is shared for the mutual benefit of all.
  • Ensuring AusRAP resources and the global resources of the iRAP programme are efficiently deployed in support of local needs.
  • Leadership of a small expert team and consultants to deliver the AusRAP Business Plan.
  • Working with other teams across Austroads to support the needs of Austroads member agencies.

Personal qualities:

A successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience in leadership and program management.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to influence others.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field, with significant experience delivering and/or managing road safety programs or projects related to road infrastructure.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in road infrastructure safety policy, strategy and/or implementation, preferably including experience with a road agency or authority.
  • Proven ability to work independently and a capacity to meet challenges through the application of personal initiative and development of innovative options and solutions.
  • A knowledge of government decision making processes and procedures would be highly regarded, as would experience with change management and established knowledge of the iRAP/AusRAP program.

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For more information or to express interest in this role, please use our online form to contact our Human Resources Manager.

Last updated on 22 August 2023