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General Manager - Volunteers and Event Health Services

St John Ambulance

About Us

A trusted and reassuring presence in the Victorian community for more than 138 years, St John Ambulance Victoria is a for purpose organisation and driving force in the community, working for the Service of Humanity. We look to the future as a vibrant and strong organisation which exists to help those in our community who are in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.

Our desire is to serve the community further, deliver the best care possible and be a place where people are inspired to volunteer and work. We support our charitable work through a strong and diversified commercial operation, operating as a certified Social Enterprise.

About the Opportunity

Our Strategic Plan states that we aim for St John Ambulance Victoria to be a great place to volunteer. The General Manager - Volunteers and Event Health Services is a key leadership role in the organisation’s executive structure. You will be responsible for leading and driving the volunteer experience, working with the management team to deliver commercial objectives through event attendance, working with strategic internal and commercial partners, ensuring quality governance practices and at all times thinking entrepreneurially and how we can continue to deliver services across the Victorian community.

You will help set and drive a clear strategic plan, drive the volunteer engagement strategy, manage budgets and contribute the strategic direction and plan as part of the organisation’s executive.

About You

We would really appreciate understanding how your skills and experience align with the above position description and selection criteria below:

  • Demonstrated executive level experience in volunteer and commercial services and operational roles
  • Demonstrated experience driving and achieving strategic goals in fast paced environments
  • Experience leading, coaching, motivating and developing volunteer workforces, management and functional specialist teams to reach their full potential
  • Background of promoting open and collaborative relationships across an organisation
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • A proven ability and experience in relationship management, and communication with internal/external stakeholders including experience in developing and progressing major client negotiation
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and ability to take independent action to identify of new ideas or potential solutions
  • Experience contributing to an executive team and discussions
  • Formal qualifications in Business, Commerce or similar

Employee Benefits

St John supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where you can pursue and achieve your goals to the fullest potential through ‘Our Safe Place’. St John offers a great culture and amazing staff benefits including career growth opportunities, training and development opportunities, tax free salary packaging options, discount cards, health and wellbeing offerings, complimentary breakfast and fresh fruit, fabulous coffee machines, team building activities, additional leave days and staff excellence awards. We also have an engaging and active social club!

How to Apply

Please apply with your updated resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Your cover letter statement should include how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would enable you to achieve the key accountabilities and succeed in the position.

Candidates are highly encouraged to use the ‘Record a Video Cover Letter’ function to tell us a little bit more about you!

If you experience any difficulties applying online, please contact our People and Talent Acquisition team by emailing careers@stjohnvic.com.au, using the subject line: General Manager, Event Health Services enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Our commitment to Diversity

St John is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment for all our people. We encourage an environment where people feel respected, safe and valued for who they are and the contribution they make to the organisation and the community. We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) applicants.

Our commitment to Child Safety

As an organisation that regularly works with children, we at St John believe that all children have the right to be emotionally and physically safe at all times, and to be treated with dignity and respect, free from emotional, psychological and physical danger, abuse and neglect. St John is committed to identifying, mitigating and managing risk to children through a preventative and risk management approach.

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