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Youth Service Development and Practice Manager

Brotherhood of St Laurence

We’re looking for a professional Youth Service Development and Practice Manager with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a maximum-term full-time basis, working 37.5 hours per week based in Fitzroy.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.

For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


The Service Development and Practice Manager will conduct service development and practice activities across Youth programs.

The role will be responsible for both leading and supporting key service development and practice work of the Youth Division across several areas.

  • Work collaboratively within teams to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Brotherhood’s quality framework and culture by participating in and promoting quality actions through continual improvement activities.
  • In collaboration with the manager, set goals and objectives to ensure outcomes are met.

Salary will be $93,154.77 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in the area of education, youth, community services or a related field
  • Proven youth focus, with an understanding of and commitment to the values and ideals of the Youth Division including the Advantaged Thinking
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines, and the ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge and understanding of policy and practice in the area of education, employment and disadvantage among young people in the Australian context
  • Customer service focused
  • Highly developed administration, computer skills and competency in Microsoft Program


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, click Apply Now or contact Emma Cull on 0421 876 500 for a confidential discussion.

To view the position description, please click here

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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