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Development Officer - Burnley

Mind Australia
  • Provide high-level administrative support to the Property, Facilities & Procurement team at a leading mental health services provider.
  • Permanent role | Part time (30 hours/week)
  • Hybrid Work & Burnley Location 

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived and living experience of mental ill health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. 

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years. 

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

About the role

The Property, Facilities & Procurement business unit manages and ensures effective operation of Mind Australia and its subsidiary, The Haven Foundation (THF), assets and properties across Australia. The business unit is responsible for overseeing and maintaining facilities, buildings and grounds, plant and equipment, property leases, capital projects, tenders, supplier agreements and commercial contracts to support efficient service delivery. Property, Facilities & Procurement also manages facilities related services including essential services, property maintenance, cleaning, gardening, security, waste management, pest control, corporate office reception, car parking, fleet vehicle management, contractor management and all related data and documentation.

We are seeking a self-motivated and dynamic Development Officer for a permanent, part time (30 hours/week) opportunity at our Central Office in the Burnley area. You will provide high-level administrative support to the Senior Manager, Property, Facilities & Procurement and the wider team to ensure the effective day-to-day operations of the Mind / Haven Property & Procurement business. 

Key responsibilities

  • Participate in all interactions with key funders (Homes Victoria and Dept of Treasury & Finance) and assist in meeting key conditions precedent to funding availability.
  • Provide high-level administrative support, including managing the schedule, diary and appointments; organising meetings and events; preparing agendas and minutes; handling reporting and correspondence; and coordinating travel.
  • Develop and maintain efficient electronic Systems and processes to support the Development Program for Haven Residences.
  • Provide input to streamline and improve organisational processes and service delivery across the Business Unit.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, and engage in productive working relationships that add value to service delivery. 

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Business Administration or other related field as designated by Mind and/or equivalent experience in a similar industry.
  • Previous experience in Banking, Property, and Community Housing would be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar high-level administrative support role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to consult, negotiate and influence.
  • Advanced IT literacy and Microsoft Suite skills, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and MS Projects.


  • Salary packaging up to $15,899 p.a. allows you to allocate a portion of your pre-tax income to cover living expenses (e.g. rent, mortgage, child care, car leasing expenses etc.)
  • Generous leave entitlements including 8 weeks paid parental leave and 17.5% annual leave loading.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.
  • Hybrid work


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply now to visit Mind Careers - reference number 494410. Please contact the person below for more information.

Greg Wasmund, Senior Manager Property, Facilities & Procurement

[email protected] 

The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

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