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General Manager – Australian Programs (based in East Coast Aus)

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Organisation : Australian Business Volunteers

Location : Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $110,000 - 130,000

Application closing date : 1 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Business Volunteers

About ABV

ABV is a team of several hundred Skilled Business Professionals (SBPs) who donate their time, enabled by a small salaried team of international and community development specialists. Together, we work throughout the Asia Pacific region and in Australia to deliver impactful economic and community development programs. Our work is enabled through locally-led partnerships with the private sector. Our highly skilled business volunteers work with expert staff to deliver world-class mentoring and training – strengthening communities through transforming businesses and local economies. Pivoting in response to fire and flood at home in Australia, in recent years we have become a leader in Bushfire Disaster recovery, walking alongside embattled communities to make change happen.


The Way We Work

ABV values collaboration and sharing of technical skills, experience and learning as imperative to the delivery of consistent, quality outcomes across all programs and partnerships.

The following principles guide the way we work together across the team. 


We take a strategic lead in working with communities, partners and other stakeholders. We use our  initiative to make decisions and drive action.


We are energetic and inquisitive. We are hungry to learn new things, engage with our community and do things differently. We explore innovative ideas and test our assumptions. 


We deliver with care and attention to detail. Our systems and our way of doing the work hits our KPIs and builds capacity and capability. 


We make a difference in everything we do. We look for ways to amplify our impact. Our monitoring and evaluation systems provide transparency and accountability for communities, funders, partners and stakeholders. 

About the role

The General Manager – Australian Programs (GM – Australia) is a member of the ABV Leadership Team, leading the design, development and implementation of ABV’s fast growing suite of domestic programs, including Disaster Recovery and Resilience and other programs as they commence. The role includes supporting the CEO in business development through pitching new programs to stakeholders in line with the agreed strategic direction. 

The GM – Australia will manage budgeting, resourcing and implementation of programs so they are delivered on time and in budget. 

The GM – Australia will support and lead the Australian Programs team to design and deliver programs, deliver operational excellence in compliance with relevant standards and against evaluation and outcomes reporting requirements.  The GM will support and manage the Australian team so that the team are clear in their roles and responsibilities, continue to develop their skills, deliver on ABV’s agreements, prioritise their work and manage their local and state based relationships. 

The objectives of this role are to:

  • Lead the strategic development and implementation of ABV’s programs and partnerships in Australia
  • Contribute to ABV’s strategy and growth
  • Enhance ABV’s voice and leadership in our work in Australia
  • Ensure consistent quality delivery of programs and fostering productive partnerships
  • Apply shared critical thinking and analysis across all programs

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: General Manager – Australian Programs (based in East Coast Aus) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Corporate_Social_Responsibility
Sector: #Community_Development


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