- Job posted on: 16th Aug 2019
- Applications close:
The Research and Policy Centre (RPC) is one of eight divisions at the Brotherhood of St Laurence (the Brotherhood) and has responsibility for seeding new approaches to social policy, programs and practice that help shape a better future for individuals, families and communities experiencing poverty, inequality and social exclusion.
The BSL Library is an established organisational service that has historically acted as a key internal information hub, with responsibility for record management, preservation of archival collections and supporting research activities. The Library is also an important channel for the BSL’s engagement with the wider-sector through its on-line presence, which curates RPC publications and grey-literature relevant to our research and policy work. The BSL’s library is also one of the a few remaining specialist libraries in the social sector in Victoria.
The BSL has recently finalised its Strategic Plan for 2019-2023 which affirms the organisation’s approach to driving systems change that improves the lives of those experiencing poverty and exclusion. In this context, there is a unique opportunity to reimagine the Library as a core enabler of organisational learning that drives evidence-based practice and service design. The role of the Senior Manager Library & Knowledge Translation is to envisage a strategy and lead a change program that will modernise the Library to achieve this vision.
Working within the MEL Unit of the RPC, the Senior Manager Library & Knowledge Translation will foster a culture of learning by enabling staff across the organisation to access and understand research and evidence to inform the service design, delivery and associated advocacy. The position will be responsible for knowledge management and supporting the dissemination of relevant research and findings to both internal and external audiences. The role will also oversee management of the Library’s catalogue and specialised archival collections.
The incumbent will work to the Head of MEL and manage library staff and volunteers. The position is located in the Research and Policy Centre, which is characterised by a lively culture that values debating evidence and exploring the relevance of theory for practices that can mitigate social exclusion and end poverty.
Knowledge and Qualifications Required:
Wisdom and Valuing:
This is a part-time position working ~30 hours per week (0.8 FTE) based in Fitzroy.
Annual salary range from $90,000 – $95,000 (FTE) based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are also available to increase take home pay.
To view the Position Description, please click here.
For further information about the role phone Shaun McMahon on (03) 9483 2437.
As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation.