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General Manager – Living, Learning and Earning

Organisation : Concern Australia Welfare Inc

Location : Melbourne (Robinson)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Other

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 25 Jun, 2021

About the role


Are you a culture carrier and people leader who has a passion for quality programs and innovation?  If yes, then this executive position may be the opportunity that you’ve been looking for.

The Living, Learning and Earning portfolio is a dynamic and growing area of social impact for Concern Australia.  The role has responsibility to oversee the well-established programs of Hand Brake Turn and Values for Life,  and grow two new initiatives, fiXit Social Enterprise and the Victorian Government Jobs Advocate program.

This senior leadership role presents an opportunity for you to apply your experience in contract management, program delivery, stakeholder engagement and demonstrate practice wisdom in the area of social procurement, working with community, government and industry to tap into opportunities that see young people succeed in education and employment.


Key focuses of your role will be to:

  • Provide exceptional people leadership for Staff and Volunteers
  • Manage existing and emerging programs under the Living, Learning and Earning Pillar including program planning, reporting and accountability
  • Oversee all aspects of budgets and financial management of the Living Learning and Earning portfolio
  • Maintain and develop strategic partnerships with current and potential funders, philanthropists and donors
  • Coordinate and lead new innovations
  • Manage all tenders relating to Living, Learning and Earning portfolio
  • Maintain a focus on OHS, Risk and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Play an active role as a member of the Executive team and contribute to the organisation’s realisation of the strategic plan

Is the answer yes, yes, yes!? Are you passionate about using your skills to make a positive impact on our community? Then we’d love you to join our team!

Ideally, this position will be based at Concern Australia’s Braybrook office.

This is a 2 year fixed term full time position.

An attractive remuneration package to commensurate with experience and skills will be negotiated with preferred applicant.

Appointments are subject to eligibility and the legal right to work in Australia.

Appointments are subject to satisfactory Working with Children Check, National Police Check, International Police Check (If resided overseas for a period of 12 months or longer for the past 10 years) and other employment screening or credential checks as determined by the position description.


  • Competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • 2 retreat days per year
  • Supported training and development programs
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • On-site parking


Concern Australia is committed to build and maintain an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to people from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with a disability to apply for advertised positions.

If you have the skills to do the advertised role and think you would be a good fit for our organisation, we would love to hear from you!


Concern Australia is committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all its activities and programs and has a zero tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitations. Children have the right to be safe and protected. All employees are required to have a valid Working with Children Check and a National Police Check.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Concern Australia Welfare Inc


Join an organisation that is making a positive difference!

Concern Australia is a grassroots organisation that works with vulnerable young people and children. We emerged out of the work of Rev Dr John Smith, who also nurtured the growth of the God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club in the 1970s.

The future is looking bright as we celebrate our 50th year of impact, have a new strategic plan Resilience and Inspiration and leverage our fresh new identity.

We’re looking for the right people to help us build on this momentum, grow our organisation, and help us make a bigger difference in the lives of young people.

How to apply

Position Description : PD - GM Living Learning Earning


For further information, please contact Inga TeagueHR Advisor (03) 9470 2972.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the attached position description) to Inga Teague, HR Advisor with the subject line General Manager Living, Learning and Earning via Applications will be reviewed as received.

Please read the Position Description attached. Applicants must include a cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria in the position description.



Please quote in application: General Manager – Living, Learning and Earning via Pro Bono Australia.



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