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Team Leader

  • Location: Melbourne, VIC
  • Position Type: Permanent Full Time
  • Applications Close: Thursday, 21 November 2019
  • Be at the heart of what we do!
  • Lead a team committed to making a difference through our Learning for Life Program
  • Melbourne CBD based

The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. We are currently seeking a Team Leader to join our growing Victorian team. Looking after the Collingwood, Dandenong and Frankston communities, this is a high energy, impactful team leadership role.

Reporting to the Regional Programs Manager Victoria, you’ll will lead a growing team of dedicated team members responsible for the successful implementation of the Learning for Life Program in these communities. This is a diverse and high profile role, working alongside key managers, while adding value to local communities every day, contributing to The Smith Family’s vision.

In this pivotal team leadership role, you will:

  • Lead and support the development of your team through ongoing coaching, mentoring and development
  • Work with your team to develop and maintain strong working relationships with partner schools and other relevant community organisations
  • Ensure programs are delivered in accordance with the agreed practice guidelines and delivery plans
  • Facilitate conversations between your team members to share best practice and to problem solve any challenges or issues
  • Work with your team to develop and maintain strong working relationships with partner schools and other relevant community organisations.

You will be a highly organised individual with a proven history in building and developing teams. You will also have the ability to manage multiple priorities and to see projects through to completion whilst building strong working relationships with key stakeholders. Your strong presentation and corporate flair will set you apart in a role that will expose you to a broad range of learnings and experiences within The Smith Family.

It takes a special person to be our Team leader. Our successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications within Social or Human Sciences, Education or similar
  • Solid experience in the NFP sector
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a high performance team
  • Excellent presentation skills and an ability to engage, inspire and influence
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven experience in developing, coaching and leading people
  • Excellent organisation and administration skills
  • Hold a current Victorian drivers licence

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family, they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact us today by sending your resume to [email protected]. You may view the position description at Position Description link

Closing date:  Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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