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Manager, Community Wellbeing & Organisational Development

South East Community Links


South East Community Links operates in one of Melbourne’s highest multicultural areas. A core aim of our organisation is to promote cultural diversity and inclusion. This includes working to reduce narrow stereotypes and discrimination as well as working to promote and advocate equality.

SECL delivers a wide range of services to meet the needs of people in our community including emergency relief, case work, housing support, youth and family services, financial counselling and resettlement services for refugees and asylum seekers.  

Our service model will ensure people in our community are provided integrated services, linking services to peoples’ needs. As disadvantage has many root causes, only an integrated understanding of these causes can support people to achieve their social and economic goals. In turn these achievements contribute to economic and social development in our community. 

Position Description

Terms of Employment: To commence in early September (Maternity leave position – 9-month contract)       

Hours: 4- 5 days a week                             

Reporting to: Peter McNamara, Chief Executive Officer

Location: 186 Forster St East, Dandenong, 5 Osborne Avenue, Springvale and travel across City of Greater Dandenong and City of Casey as required.

Award Classification: Employment in accordance with the SCHADS Award 7.2

The total salary package includes 10% super and salary packaging (while allowed under tax law and without incurring any Fringe Benefit tax liability).

Position Purpose

The Manager of Community Wellbeing and Organisational Development at South East Community Links is a dynamic role that leads a team of 12 staff. The role is primary responsibility for leading, developing and supporting the Community Wellbeing Team (CWB) and advancing the strategic development and management of SECL organisationally. This includes but is not limited to:


  • Leading, developing and supporting the CWB team to deliver programs within holistic, person centred and evidence-based service delivery frameworks and to work with communities towards achieving meaningful outcomes and advocating for positive change
  • Managing and developing stakeholder relationships and partnerships across the community sector, 3 tiers of government and with the communities in which we engage
  • Contributing to and working collaboratively with the SECL leadership team to implement and progress the strategic objectives established for the organisation
  • Fostering and supporting evidenced based decision-making processes
  • Maintaining a highly disciplined approach to data entry and SECL’s evidence base. Use data to improve service outcomes and to promote a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Facilitating a culturally safe and innovative work environment that values diversity and inclusion, including developing strategies for reaching and working alongside our CALD communities

Key Selection Criteria

  • Three years + professional experience in a similar role with a relevant qualification
  • Demonstrated professional management and leadership experience, including education and professional skills in the provision of support, advocacy and community services
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of people and professionals
  • Strong commitment to working with diverse communities
  • Contemporary knowledge of relevant government policy in respect to support services for vulnerable people, social and financial inclusion, multicultural services and family violence

If you have any questions please contact Peter McNamara, CEO at pmcnamara@secl.org.au, using the subject line: Manager, Community Wellbeing & Organisational Development enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The successful applicant will need to provide:

  • Proof of your right to work in Australia
  • A satisfactory national police record check
  • A valid employment Working with Children Check

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