About the Role
Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.
We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict – we are there on the ground.
Where you come in:
In this full-time, fixed term (15 months) position based in the Dampier Peninsula, which is 200 kilometres north of Broome WA, you will oversee the implementation of a diverse program portfolio. Your areas of responsibility are broad and include planning, evaluation, administration, staff supervision, stakeholder engagement, and infrastructure management. Reporting to the WA State Operations Manager, you will lead and inspire a team of 3 direct reports, 2 of which manage a team of dedicated professionals. Your role may include some night time work (such as on-call) and requires intrastate and interstate travel.
You will make an impact by:
• Coaching and supporting the teams, encompassing Early Childhood Education, Family Domestic Violence and Case Management
• Developing existing and designing new programs in line with the organisational strategy
• Monitoring and evaluating the performance of our programs by developing business plans, budgets, performance and risk analyses
• Building lasting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
Experience & Skills
If we could compose the perfect you…
…You are an inspirational and adaptable leader who knows how to manage and engage a diverse team. Because you are a strategic thinker, you continuously look for further opportunities to enhance and expand the services we deliver. You are passionate about working with Aboriginal communities and related organisations, and know how to establish and maintain strong relationships that contribute to the quality and effectiveness of our programs.
This role requires:
• A degree in Social Work, Community Development, Early Childhood Education or a related field
• Sound experience with complex strategic planning, program management and delivery
• Demonstrated experience leading a team, driving high performance and growth
• Knowledge of children’s rights and child centred program development
What's on Offer
Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. We offer a competitive salary including generous salary packaging benefits, a friendly and flexible work environment, and great career opportunities – both locally and internationally.
This role also includes accommodation, relocation assistance, remote living allowance, use of a car and return flights home every 12 months.
We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds to apply.
Applications close Tuesday 3 October 2017.
Full Time / Part Time
Days / Hours
Fixed Term 15 months
The Kimberley is located in the north-west region of Western Australia. It covers an area of 421,451 square kilometres, an area three times the size of England, but is home to only 35,748 people. A relatively high proportion of the residents are Aboriginal Australians. The population swells seasonally with an influx of tourists and a mobile working population.
The major towns of the Kimberley include Broome and Derby on the west coast, with Kununurra and Wyndham in the east. Within this vast landscape there is a huge diversity of scenery to be explored and adventures to be experienced. Broome enjoys a laid-back tropical ambience whilst the ranges of the East Kimberley showcase the awe-inspiring grandeur and beauty that nature has created. Venturing into this land imparts a unique sense of connection with an ancient and unspoiled part of Australia. Travels across the Kimberley will yield tropical beaches, rugged ranges, spectacular gorges, waterfalls, caves, pockets of lush rainforest and an astounding variety of wildlife.
The region has a thriving economy, based on both tourism and the richness of its natural resources. It enjoys regular commercial flights from Perth and interstate capital cities. The Kimberley has a tropical summer and dry winter and this diverse climate changes the landscape from season to season.
There are approximately 70 general practitioners including GP registrars in the region, nine in private practice, 33 in Aboriginal Medical Services, two in the Royal Flying Doctor Service and 26 hospital based general practitioners.