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Manager - Geelong

Bellarine Living and Learning Centre

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an important community hub in Whittington, Geelong. We are seeking a skilled and dynamic coordinator, with significant experience in community development and a passion for community engagement to deliver a diverse range of programs that respond to the needs of this diverse community.


The Manager is responsible to the Committee of Management for the operation, management and development of the BLLC and for ensuring BLLC is operated in accordance with the Committee of Management's policies and service agreements with funding bodies. This position requires a fundamental understanding of:

  • The role of community organisations
  • Proven organisational ability with experience in managing all aspects of a community organisation
  • A command of community development principles and skills
  • The development and communication of policy
  • Local community advocacy


To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in the community sector particularly in the area of community development or have a command of community development principles and practice.
  • The proven ability to implement the strategic goals and objectives of an organisation.
  • An understanding of Committee of Management governance functions and the capacity to work effectively with a volunteer-based Committee of Management.
  • Business management experience including sound financial management and IT skills.
  • The ability to identify community needs and to plan, develop, monitor and evaluate high-quality programs to meet those needs.
  • The ability to represent, and advocate for the organisation and the community in a highly professional manner.
  • Highly developed administrative, organisational and negotiation skills.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills including the ability to relate well to people from a variety of backgrounds including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, those on low income or unemployed, and elderly people.


Bellarine Living and Learning Centre (BLLC) at 20 Worden Court Whittington is an incorporated association governed by a Committee of Management established in 1985. The building is provided by the City of Greater Geelong (COGG) and receives recurrent Neighbourhood House coordination program (NHCP) funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Other sources of funding can include COGG grant funding, Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE), fee for service charges, other grants as required.

The Bellarine Living and Learning Centre is committed to the Neighbourhood House sector community development principles of:

  • Community participation, ownership and empowerment
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Inclusion, access and equity
  • Social action and advocacy
  • Networking

For more information phone Rose Ott on 0438 334 541.

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