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Team Leader - Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation - Flexible Location

Lloyd Connect
  • Recruit and manage a team of 6-7 Advisors based across regional VIC
  • Exciting healthy eating initiative across Victoria
  • Full time maximum term contract till 30 June 2024. Regional travel required.

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation (SAKGF) introduces pleasurable food education to children during their learning years in order to form positive food habits for life. The Foundation has been successful in providing the inspiration, information, professional development, and support for institutions to deliver pleasurable food education programs, with sustainable results.

SAKGF is seeking a Team Leader as part of an, exciting new healthy eating community engagement project. The Team Leader role will be responsible for overseeing a team of Advisors who are regionally based. The role is equal parts leadership, knowledge transfer and relationship management and will report to the General Manager – Healthy Kids Advisors.

The Team Leader will either be based SAKGF office in Abbotsford or regionally and will recruit and manage a team who are working across regional Victoria. Regular regional travel will be an expectation of this role.

Your key accountabilities and deliverables will include:

  • Recruit and manage a team of 6-7 regionally based Healthy Kids Advisors.
  • Oversee team training, development, annual workplans, performance reviews and coordinating integrated activities as necessary.
  • Support transfer of knowledge across Healthy Kids Advisors and within SAKGF.
  • Monitor local project deliverables, raising issues and options with Advisors and/or GM as necessary.
  • Develop relationships with diverse range of mid-level project partners (e.g., Local government, Community Health sector, community leaders) and help identify and engage with other potential project partners.
  • Work across multiple programs and services to deliver a streamlined approach and consistent messaging.
  • Ensure delivery of program KPIs.
  • Ensure evaluation and reporting data is up to date, accurately collected and fit for purpose.
  • Support GM in contributing to quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Provide quality and timely SME advice to GM on community engagement, community-based implementation, evaluation and other matters as they arise.
  • Ongoing focus on risk management and policy adherence.
  • Assist Advisors with local community engagement activities.
  • Optimise program based on continuous improvement, feedback and data.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced team leader with strong interpersonal and community engagement skills and the confidence to build rapport, in-person and over the phone, as well as the ability to liaise effectively with people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. You will have strong organisational skills, the ability to prioritise, be a self-starter, work effectively under general direction and act as the lynchpin of a dispersed team.

Tertiary qualifications in social sciences, public health, health promotion, community development or community engagement and/or experience as a team leader or people manager in the non-profit sector is essential. Experience in public health/health promotion/food education and previous experience working in remote teams is an advantage but not essential.

If you have the drive and capabilities to integrate into SAKGF’s successful culture, as well as a true passion for fresh, seasonal, delicious food and a commitment to the aims of pleasurable food education then this could be the ideal next role for you.

A current driver’s licence and WWCC is essential.

Healthy Kids Advisors is supported by the Victorian Government and the Australian Government.

To submit your application please click "Apply Now" and send your resume in WORD format.

Jenny Lloyd
Director of Connections / Founder
jenny@lloydconnect.com.au using the subject line: Team Leader - Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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