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Service Development Coordinator

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Work type: Maximum Term Full-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Child Welfare, Youth and Family Services

We’re looking for a professional Service Development Coordinator with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a Maximum Term Full-Time basis, working 38 hours per week based in Fitzroy. 

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For over 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 Service Development Coordinator will support the development, design and implementation of a two year skilled pathway project in partnership with employers, TAFE and industry in the Barwon South West region of Victoria.

  • This role offers a unique opportunity to work across research, policy and practice to drive systemic change;
  • The successful applicant will be working at the forefront of skills and training reform for young people who experience disadvantage;
  • It also provides the opportunity to work closely with local communities, young people and across the agricultural industry, to build capabilities for community-led, place-based approaches;
  • In a strong position to influence reform, the successful applicant will lead the connection of local learnings inform this – facilitating findings to expert leaders in the space;
  • The applicant will lead the development of resources, practice approaches and will ensure the conversion of research into practice and vice versa;
  • Develop operational program resources including processes and forms to support the delivery of Youth model and approach;
  • Work closely with external partner organisations to embed new and existing tools and processes in their service delivery and to ensure quality and fidelity of the model and approach;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships and partnership opportunities with key external stakeholders and partners with shared values and purpose;
  • Develop, implement and monitor clear project workplans ensuring project deliverables meet required time frames

Salary will be around $79,911.52 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 someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • High level written and visual communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and editing reports, framework documents, literature reviews and policy papers
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build effective, collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge and understanding of policy and practice in the area of education, employment and disadvantage among young people in the Australian context
  • Proven youth focus, with an understanding of and commitment to the values and ideals of the Youth Division including the Advantaged Thinking approach



  • 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 Deborah Hick on 0419 153 214 for a confidential discussion.

To view the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria, please click here.

Applications close: Friday, 30th of September at 11:55 PM

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.


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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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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