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Manager – Programs and Activities

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Location : Melbourne (Albert Park)

Organisation : Lord Somers Camp and Power House

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : 65,000 - 75,000

Application Closing Date : 05-10-2017

About the Role

Download the Duty Statement accessible on this site.

The Board and management of LSC&PH seeks an energetic and suitably qualified professional for this position. Working with a small team of staff, the successful candidate will support and assist the Chief Executive Officer with a particular focus on the co-ordination of the voluntary efforts of members and through the oversight of office administration to support members and camp employees as they strive to serve our stakeholders in the development and delivery of high quality programs.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and computer skills, be a confident and capable public speaker and leader, and be articulate, well-presented, organised and energetic. Experience in NFP grant application procedures is preferred but not essential.

Applications will only be considered with:

a) a cover letter.

b) a curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of three referees (two professional and one personal).

c) a response to the Key Selection Criteria (maximum two pages).

d) a completed LSC & PH application form downloaded from the Duty Statement.

e) a current certified copy of a Working with Children Check (or current Institute of Teaching Registration ) with associated National Police History Check as a pre-employment condition: Police Check Consent f) evidence of Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Lord Somers Camp and Power House


Lord Somers Camp and Power House (LSC&PH) is a diverse volunteer led community organisation with a big vision – “To create a stronger, more inclusive society through service to others”.

We have an active volunteer membership base of over 1,400 and an alumnus numbering over 12,000. As a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, our programs include camps and activities held in Melbourne and at the Somers campsite on Western Port Bay in Victoria. These programs not only create fun, friendship, care, acceptance and belonging, but are also designed to achieve significant social impact, empowerment, engagement, and personal and community development, whilst improving leadership capabilities and wellbeing.

Programs are multi-faceted and aim to support the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing of volunteers and participants. Our programs and activities focus on youth and community development, life-long learning and positive ageing. Community program participants and partnerships serve and build capacity amongst members and participants alike. Program participants include: • members from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and occupations. • refugees and new migrants. • young adults living with physical or intellectual disabilities. • children who have been impacted by parental drug use and their carers. • children living with life threatening illnesses and their families.

The Annual Report of Lord Somers Camp and Power House provides insight into our proud past, our vibrant present and our exciting future.

Lord Somers Camp and Power House is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. Our robust human resources, recruitment and vetting practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interviewing process. Applicants should be aware that LSC&PH carries out working with children, police records and reference checks to ensure that we are recruiting the right people.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Bruce Simons

Phone : 03 9510 7066

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Manager – Programs and Activities via Pro Bono Australia.


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