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Director of Impact & Sector Strategy

Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria
  • Drive and influence sector excellence to enhance access to justice for Victorian communities
  • Flexible work practices (full or part-time 0.8 FTE); generous salary packaging; 12 month role - ongoing subject to funding; remote work arrangements currently in place

About Us

The Federation of Community Legal Centres (the Federation) is a fast-paced and dynamic organisation that seeks to create a fairer Victoria for all members of our community. We are the peak body for Victoria’s Community Legal Centres (CLCs), who are at the forefront of helping those facing economic, cultural or social disadvantage and whose life circumstances are severely affected by legal challenges.

For more than 40 years, CLCs have been part of a powerful movement for social change, reshaping how people access justice, creating stronger, more equitable laws, and more accountable government and democracy.

Our vision is for a community that is fair, inclusive and thriving, where every person belongs and can learn, grow, heal, participate and be heard.

We work with CLCs by enabling a strong collective voice for justice and equality; mobilising and leading strategic, well-coordinated advocacy campaigns; leading and supporting ongoing learning and evaluation across the sector; and driving creativity and excellence in delivering legal services to communities.

Our workplace is flexible and rewarding for those who can see the bigger picture and who are comfortable working with multiple stakeholders across a range of social issues. We focus on delivering impact and outcomes, we celebrate collective success, and we encourage ongoing learning.

Our staff are driven, collaborative, solution-focused and adaptable. But most of all we share a strong commitment to social justice.

About the role

The Director Impact & Sector Strategy will drive sector excellence, strengthen sector impact, and enhance organisational effectiveness by:

  • Providing strategic oversight, leadership and direction to the team - building capacity and fostering a collaborative and positive team culture
  • Identifying and leading the development of effective strategies that meet the needs and challenges of the sector, capitalising on opportunities, and influencing the position of the Federation as the peak body representing our members
  • Ensuring member engagement and connectivity, and fostering relationships with key strategic partners across a diverse range of sector and government agency stakeholders
  • Working collaboratively as part of the senior leadership team to drive the progress and implementation of the strategic plan and organisational priorities

About you

You are a big picture thinker who will play a critical role strategically leading, assessing and responding to the needs and challenges of the community legal sector. At a critical time of growth for the organisation, you will maximise opportunities and innovation, and foster strategic partnerships to continuously strengthen and influence the impact of both the Federation and the sector.

You value collaboration and consultation in the delivery of key outcomes, and have a flair for fostering mutually beneficial partnerships. You can define, plan and lead key sector priorities - utilising your strong negotiation and engagement to manage complex stakeholder relationships.

A driven, flexible and enabling leader, you are committed to supporting, developing and mentoring your team and working as part of the senior leadership group to enhance sector impact, and position the Federation as a strong and influential organisation upholding justice and equality.

Rewards and Benefits

The base salary range is $110,000 - $120,000 per annum (pro-rata if part-time), plus annual leave loading, superannuation and generous salary packaging (up to $18,550 pa of your salary tax free). Salary commensurate with experience.

Additional benefits include:

  • Flexible working arrangements to support employees to balance their personal and work life - the role is offered as fulltime or part-time (0.8 – 1.0 FTE
  • Christmas and New Year shut-down leave
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic peak organisation
  • An everyday working environment that is friendly, collaborative and positive

How to Apply

The Federation is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people of all ages and LGBTIQ people.

Email humanresources@fclc.org.au to request a copy of the Position Description.

Key Selection Questions:

  1. Describe your greatest achievement in leading broad consultation to facilitate strategy development, planning or implementation to enhance impact and outcomes or build capacity.
  2. What are some of the considerations in ensuring effective collaboration and engagement when working within a members based organisation?
  3. Describe the ways in which you have led a team with diverse skills to deliver successful outcomes?

Any queries may be directed to Tanya Sawtell (Human Resources Adviser) via humanresources@fclc.org.au using the subject line: Director of Impact & Sector Strategy enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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