General Manager - Australian Driver Trainers Association

General Manager - Australian Driver Trainers Association

Sydney, NSW
Part time
$80,000 - $110,000

Position Description – General Manager 

Position Title: General Manager, Australian Driver Trainers Association (ADTA)

Position Overview:

The General Manager of the ADTA plays a crucial role in leading the association's operations. This includes ensuring regulatory compliance, fostering relationships with stakeholders, and a deep understanding of the driving instruction industry. The role demands expertise in financial management and the ability to propel strategic projects and initiatives forward.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Management: Manage banking activities, including account oversight and transactions. Uphold sound financial practices and adhere to accounting standards.
  • Strategic Leadership: Spearhead major projects such as the Professional Development program, RoadWORTHy initiative, and Master Driver Trainer strategy. Guide the association's strategic direction and ensure operational excellence.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Enforce adherence to the Providers Guide for the Safer Drivers Course, maintain accurate ASIC and ABR records, and manage compliance with the Trade Marks Act.
  • Stakeholder Relations: Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders like Transport for NSW, Service NSW, and Transport and Main Roads (TMR), as well as various industry associations.
  • Member Relations: Work closely with Association members, building trust and continuously striving to deliver value and expand membership.
  • Internal Management: Oversee internal resources, including storage/archives, and manage administrative systems and procedures. Provide leadership and support to the ADTA staff and board members.
  • Event Coordination: Coordinate events such as the Big Day Out and the ADTA Industry Awards, ensuring meticulous planning and execution.
  • Community Engagement: Develop partnerships and collaborations, including initiatives like the association's collaboration with Canteen to provide driving lessons to young people impacted by cancer.
  • Insurance and Risk Management: Liaise with insurance advisors and brokers to manage the association's insurance requirements and address member-related insurance matters.


Qualifications and Skills (Essential):

  • Proven managerial experience, preferably in the non-profit or association sector.
  • Technological expertise in the digital space. Ideally passionate about  advancement in this area.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with a board of directors.
  • Small team leadership.
  • Strong financial acumen and budget management experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Capability to lead and manage various projects and initiatives.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Desirable but not essential:

  • In-depth knowledge of the driver training industry and relevant regulatory frameworks
  • Degree in Business, Commerce, or a related field 
  • Business Development / Digital Marketing Experience
  • Experience with an Association Management System (AMS) or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system is highly beneficial.


Reporting Structure:

The General Manager reports to the Board of Directors of the ADTA and has 2 direct reports, a Membership Manager, and a Safer Drivers Course Coordinator.



This is a home-based role, requiring occasional travel for stakeholder engagement and event management.

For the right candidate, this role could be offered in a part-time capacity, working 4 days per week. This offers flexibility while ensuring that the key responsibilities and strategic objectives of the General Manager role are effectively met.


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