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Andrew

Manager

Renewal SA

How did you get to where you are today?

I started working in my family business as an accountant before deciding that was not the career for me.

I moved into a position in a non-government organisation in country South Australia which allowed me to pursue a career in working with high needs and vulnerable people.

Upon returning to Adelaide I moved into a policy manager position in a government department before taking up my current role at Renewal SA where I work with South Australian Housing Trust tenants who need to move due to the redevelopment of their current house.

What does an average day look like?

In a normal day I spend time supporting Relocation Officers as they work with South Australian Housing Trust tenant relocations. I work with various stakeholders to ensure we achieve a more efficient and coordinated response to tenants.

I also spend time looking to develop new and innovative practice.

What do you love about your job?

I love working with a group of people who are all equally determined to deliver good outcomes for tenants, Renewal SA, the South Australian Housing Trust and the state government.

I also love meeting with the diverse range of people I liaise with on a day to day basis.

Why do you do what you do?

I have a desire to make a positive difference for vulnerable people, particularly children.

What do you see are some of the benefits of working in the public sector?

I have enjoyed good working conditions and the capacity to influence practice and policy in an important government program for vulnerable people.

Why have you chosen to work in South Australia?

As a South Australian, I love our lifestyle and the opportunity to do valuable work for our local communities.

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