Director – VCOSS Future Social Service Institute

Location : Melbourne

Organisation : RMIT & Future Social Service Institute (FSSI)

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 26 Aug, 2018

About the Role

  • Exciting new leadership opportunity
  • Key partnership focus
  • Work across certificate to PhD


RMIT and the Future Social Service Institute (FSSI)

The Role and Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, Policy and Impact, with the support of the Victorian Government you will build upon existing relationships with VCOSS and deliver an institute that is locally and globally engaged. Developing and working with Advisory Councils, Ministers and Senior Officers and a range of stakeholders within RMIT and across the education and training landscape in Victoria and beyond, ensuring that the institute continues to be co-designed and consumers, carers, works and NFP remain at the forefront of teach ing and research design.

You will manage a small, agile talented team that will be mobile and connect in across the wider University. You will manage the existing partnership between VCOSS and RMIT University and will be a key influence across Vocational Education and Higher Education.


Skills & Experience Required

Critical to this role, is proven leadership experience with a strong understanding of the values related to core social service such as; disability, aged care and family violence, as well, as an ability to engage in policy discussion relevant to these fields. With outstanding communication and networking skills, you will have a proven ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships with a diverse stakeholder base such as State Government, Premier’s Office and Not-For-Profit organisations and education providers. With demonstrated success in generating external income you will also have a proven capacit y to undertake or oversee research and ensure that research informs practice.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : RMIT & Future Social Service Institute (FSSI)

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The FSSI is a collaboration between the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS), the Victorian Government and RMIT. This externally-focused, entrepreneurial unit was formed due to the rapid growth in the social service workforce over the last 20 years and projections that this will continue unabated for the foreseeable future. Over the next five years over 250,000 new jobs are projected to be created in Health Care and Social Assistance, almost double the next best performing sector.

Based at RMIT, the Institute is unusual in that it has a tertiary charter, offering programs from certificate to PhD and also re search, which in turn feeds into curriculum design. Staff will work in a collegial environment involving teams that can include vocational teachers, researchers, PhD students and industry experts.

The Institute is guided by an independent board chaired by VCOSS with RMIT as Deputy Chair and members from the social service industry and will have a range of advisory groups.

Apply for this Job

For further information please contact Professor David Hayward, Strategic Advisor, Public Policy on +61 3 9925 4640 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 567202.

Applications close on Sunday 26th August 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

Please quote in application: Director – VCOSS Future Social Service Institute via Pro Bono Australia.


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