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Community Capacity Building Lead BSL NDIS

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Work type: Permanent Part-Time
Location: Northern Suburbs
Categories: Community Development

We’re looking for a professional Community Capacity Building Lead with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a part-time basis, working 30.4 hours per week based in the Northern Region of Melbourne.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


The Community Capacity Building Lead plays a pivotal role in facilitating the development, implementation and monitoring of regional Community Capacity Building plans, to create more inclusive and respectful communities for people with disabilities.

As well as establishing key partnerships with external stakeholders, the position will work to build the capacity of BSL’s NDIS workforce to effectively facilitate the implementation of the community engagement and capacity building work.

  • Build awareness in mainstream and community services on the value and importance of accessibility and inclusion and support them to take practical steps to be more inclusive and understand NDIS and its goals
  • Work closely with local communities and internal Senior Managers and staff to plan, develop and deliver initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion and cultural awareness, including with people with disabilities and representatives of diverse communities, including Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Work with the ECEI & LAC teams to build capacity, tools and resources in community engagement and capacity building practice

Initially the role will be based remotely (at home) and in 2021 it will be a combination of remotely and Greensborough. (to be negotiated)

Salary will be in the range of $90,455.88 - $94,498.05 pro rata per annum based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for a Community Capacity Building Lead professional who has the following key skills and experiences:


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Community Development, Social Sciences or other relevant fields (including Early Childhood Early Intervention)
  • High level experience of working in partnerships with local governments and other stakeholders
  • Previous experience in developing and implementing community development, engagement and capacity building initiatives within a project management framework
  • Well-developed communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and collaboration across all levels both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in diverse team environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues facing children and adults with disability and their families/carers
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to understand, identify and resolve problems with appropriate recommendations
  • Experience with highly accountable processes that are subject to external review


  • Demonstrated understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme


Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
Career development opportunities
Leave loading of 17.5%
Flexible working arrangements
Employee Assistance Program


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Fran Whitty on 0433 183672 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Wednesday, 28 October 2020 at 11:55 pm 

Please review the Position Description to address the key responsibilities and selection criteria

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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