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Manager Community Capacity Building – Strategy and Growth

Organisation : Foundation House (The Victorian Foundation for Survivor of Torture)

Location : Melbourne (Brunswick)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Foundation House (The Victorian Foundation for Survivor of Torture)

The Organisation

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (also known as Foundation House) provides services to advance the health, wellbeing, and human rights of people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture or other traumatic events in their country of origin or while fleeing those countries.

The organisation was established in Melbourne in 1987 and is non-denominational, politically neutral, and non-aligned. Foundation House is a state-wide agency offering services in metropolitan, regional and rural areas, with head office based in Brunswick. We have approximately 200 staff with metropolitan regional offices in Dallas, Sunshine, Dandenong, and Ringwood.

About the role

The Role

Two years fixed term position, full-time, Brunswick location.

The role works closely with the General Manager Community Capacity Building (GMCCB) on a number of strategic and developmental projects in collaboration with other Foundation House programs while focusing on the growth and expansion into new communities and building and strengthening key stakeholder relationships. The role will also support the GMCCB Building in the achievement of objectives and priorities as set out in the strategic plan.

Reporting to the GMCCB and working in partnership with the rest of the Community Capacity Building leadership team.


About you

You have solid knowledge and experience working with refugee background community capacity building and can demonstrate capacity to successfully lead within a community service organisation.

You have experience in project management, staff and change management, and driving a culture of continuous improvements. With outstanding interpersonal skills supported by strong written and verbal communication, you have a clear commitment to developing and strengthening relationships with colleagues, staff, community leaders, clients and external stakeholders

If you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet all selection criteria on the job description, please still get in touch, we would love to have a chat and see if you could be a suitable fit.


Salary and benefits

Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement of $114,134 gross salary per annum, plus 17.5% leave loading and 10% superannuation. Additional benefits include salary packaging up to $18,550, a range of flexible working options, a highly supportive team environment, excellent training and development opportunities, and onsite parking.


Conditional employment requirements

  • Satisfactory Police Check
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Occasional travel to head office
  • COVID-19 vaccination*
  • Proof of the right to work and live in Australia.


* In accordance with the health orders from the Victorian Minister for Health, the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Facilities) Order 2022, Foundation House must comply with employer obligations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, including the third vaccination. If you are successful in gaining employment with Foundation House you will be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination for work at our sites.


How to apply


Applications for this position close Friday 27 May 2022

To apply please submit your resume with a cover letter describing how you are a good fit for the role based on the key selection criteria (KSC) contained in the Position Description.

Applicants who are of refugee and/or a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background will be highly regarded.

For any enquiries regarding the position please contact Mardi Stow - General Manager Community Capacity Building on 0410 342 215.


Foundation House is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children and actively plays a part in combating family violence; this is reflected in our organisational policies, protocols and staff development.

Foundation House is an equal opportunity employer, and we foster a work environment that is inclusive and diverse.  We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive impartial consideration for employment.


Please quote in application: Manager Community Capacity Building – Strategy and Growth via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Development


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