General Manager / AFPA

Date Advertised 2/08/2022

AFPA is a national non-profit, member-based association representing the interests of its members. A vacancy exists for a General Manager who will lead the day-to-day operations of the association, is directly appointed by and accountable to the elected members of the organisation’s Executive (board), and through them to the National Council

AFPA’s membership comprises more than 4,000 employees involved in the federal law enforcement and national security organisations. Under the guidance of the National President, the General Manager will be responsible for advancing the interests of the members and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the association.

Tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Human Resources.
  • Membership Services.
  • Facility Management.
  • Office and Executive Administration.
  • Workplace Health, Safety and Environment of employees.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the association’s strategic aims.

About you:
To be effective in the role, you should have:

  • Knowledge of the AFP, law enforcement and/or National Security organisations and their fundamental place in our society,
  • Highest level of honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness,
  • Experience at a senior executive level in managing and leading all aspects of the operations of a small to medium organisation or of a critical department/ branch in larger organisations,
  • Experience in working with an elected representative board in a member-based organisation or association,
  • Demonstrated success in creating and maintaining a working environment and workplace culture that attracts, retains, and inspires a diverse group of high-quality employees,
  • Able to make decisions using high level analytical and critical thinking skills,
  • A commitment to the process and benefits of collectivism and its place in a modern workplace and society,
  • Excellent engagement and communications skills, including conflict resolution, public relations and negotiating,
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies, policies, and processes to build a sustainable and effective organisation for all stakeholders,
  • Demonstrated ability to implement strategic direction as set by the national executive,
  • Experience in, or considerable engagement with, the industrial relations including Fair Work Commission and the Registered Organisations Commission.

Highly Desirable:

  • Have experience in and/or understanding of policing/law enforcement (State and Federal),
  • Demonstrated financial, operational and people management skills,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of people safety and security,
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement at various levels, including executives, and
  • High attention to detail.


  • Relevant tertiary degree, industry qualifications (Industrial Relations, Human Resources etc.) or equivalent experiences.


Candidates must be Australian citizens, ideally with a minimum Baseline level security clearance. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

Apply here.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact recruitment on 0414 387 597.