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Manager of Design

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Join a growing national NFP organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • Hybrid work from home & our modern offices in LaTrobe St Melbourne opposite the beautiful Flagstaff Gardens
  • Full time contract until June 2024
  • $110,954 ($56.15/hour) + super, salary packaging (up to $18,000 tax free/year) & gifted leave

The Manager of Design will lead the design function within the Research and Advisory team, working closely with the Head of Research and Advisory to deliver an agreed pipeline of work. The Manager of Design will be actively engaged as a service designer in the delivery of a range of design projects within Good Shepherd and to external consultancy clients.

About Good Shepherd

Our strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change.

We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

About you

To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Formal tertiary qualifications in design, social policy, social science, economics or other relevant discipline
  • Extensive experience working in service design roles within or consulting to the community sector, a peak body, government department or statutory authority, with a track record of delivering human centred design (experience of working with people experiencing vulnerability within the community will be highly valued)
  • Experience managing a team
  • Knowledge of the social and political climate in one or more GSANZ priority areas
  • High level contract and project management skills, with the proven ability to lead and contribute to effective cross-functional teams and provide high-quality project delivery within resource and time constraints
  • High level strategic thinking, conceptual agility and analytical skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including relationship management skills and the proven ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders with competing agendas, handle sensitive issues, and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory reference checks, a current Employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (International Police Check if resided overseas in the last 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $18,000 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

In line with various State Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, Good Shepherd’s assessment and induction processes may be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Culture Team in collaboration with hiring managers will work with you to find the most appropriate method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees.

A position description is attached.

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