Careers at the Brotherhood

Service Development Manager

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Community Development

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Children’s Programs includes many programs including Early Years, Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), Connie Benn Community Team, Integrated Centres and Community Impact – Frankston North and Mernda.

Main responsibilities of the role:   

The primary purpose of this role is to enable the Children’s Programs to deliver on its objectives and priority initiatives, as outlined in the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan by leading the development of key practice area frameworks and documentation of practice guides, influence Children’s service design, working in place common planning approach, partnership opportunities and engagement, and service innovation.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require: 


  • Diploma or Higher qualified in relevant fields in education, social work or community development, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in similar or related activities within the sector
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge and understanding of policy and practice in education, employment, and people experiencing disadvantage in the Australian context
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports for a range of audiences including government and community
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of evidence-based service design
  • Demonstrated experience with practice development and documentation
  • In depth understanding of, and experience working within a community development approach
  • Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to facilitate the translation of knowledge into strategic objectives
  • Capacity to present service models and innovations in public forums to key stakeholders such as Government Ministers and senior public servants
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood
  • Victorian Driver’s License.


  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Experience in developing and managing projects.

This is a full time position working 38 hours per week.

Salary will be in the range of $68,789.76 - $71,898.32 per annum , based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role phone Katrina Herbert on 0491051173.


As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.


The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. 



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