Careers at BSL

Strategy and Planning Lead

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


  • Improve your take-home pay by using salary packaging options – up to $18,500 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)!
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements including a hybrid work arrangement.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted health insurance and free flu shots each year

We’re looking for a Strategy and Planning Lead with relevant experience who wants to join our team on a permanent full-time basis, working 38 hours per week based in Fitzroy.


The Strategy and Planning Lead is responsible for supporting the Chief Strategy and Impact Officer to drive the business planning, monitoring and review process across BSL. The role is also responsible for leading and coordinating cross organisational strategic impact projects. To do this, the role will need to work closely with internal stakeholders across all levels of the organisation. The incumbent will be a key member of the Strategy and Impact Leadership Team.

  • Coordinate and provide secretariate support for the cross-functional Strategy Advisory Committee to improve business planning and strategy implementation.
  • Coordinate and drive regular business plan monitoring and reporting.
  • Conduct research and analyses to drive insights to inform business planning and strategy implementation including developing recommendations.
  • Provide coaching and support to teams to establish sound project management governance, tools, and processes for business plan initiatives.


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 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 made up of 1500+ employees and 1000+ volunteers to make a difference in our communities.


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:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications
  • Sound experience in business planning and/or strategy development
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills including the ability to advise and liaise across all levels of the organisation
  • Excellent planning and project management skills
  • Well-developed research, excel and analytical skills
  • Team player who can work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage numerous and complex stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to work within organisational requirements


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 you have any questions about the role or want more clarification, please contact Zeah Behrend via for a confidential discussion.

Please review the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close: Sunday, 14 July 2024 at 11.55 pm

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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