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Program Manager Community Legal Education Funding and Development

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Organisation : Victoria Legal Aid

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $110,544 – $140,692 plus superannuation

Application Closing Date : 16 Jun, 2019

About the Role

The role of Program Manager, Community Legal Centre Funding and development presents a unique opportunity to influence the allocation of funds administered to Community Legal Centres (CLC) on an individual and sector wide basis.

Working with VLAs finance team you will develop and monitor the $30 million CLC funding and development budget, lead a significant reform project to promote the provision of quality, coordinated legal assistance services, and ensure CLCs receive necessary support and advice regarding their obligations, operation and development.

In addition to this you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues in Sector Engagement and Service Design and contribute to the coordination of engagement with CLCs on issues of regional service delivery, system thinking to respond to unmet demand, and evidence-based service design and planning.

About you:
You are familiar with the strategic challenges faced by government-funded service programs including issues around governance, financial management, industrial relations, use of technology and meeting community need. With this understanding, and your excellent interpersonal and communication skills you will provide thoughtful, clear and well researched advice to a range of stakeholders and foster positive working relationships with CLCs across Victoria.

You demonstrate a clear continuous improvement focus in your work, and posses a strong knowledge and interest in process and systems improvements in particular.

Essential to your success in the role is your experience administering funding and/or working in an organisation that reports to funders, and your drive to take the skills and expertise you’ve developed in this area to lead a small team in delivering high quality outcomes, with a focus on continued improvement.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Victoria Legal Aid
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems.

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Amy Schwebel, Associate Director, Sector Engagement and Service Design

Phone : (03) 9280 3933

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Program Manager Community Legal Education Funding and Development via Pro Bono Australia.


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