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State Coordinator and State Manager Social Mission

The Salvation Army


We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The State Coordinator and State Manager will lead the delivery of three Social Mission Streams (Alcohol and Other Drugs, Family Violence and Homelessness) within South Australia.

The Salvation Army's Australia Social Mission department is committed to fulfilling our Mission, Vision and Values through provision of quality, non-discriminatory social services. Social Mission focuses on four main areas of need - Alcohol & Other Drugs, Homelessness, Family Violence and Youth.

The State Coordinator and State Manager will lead the delivery of three Social Mission Streams (Alcohol and Other Drugs, Family Violence and Homelessness) within South Australia.


We are seeking a values-driven person, with proven senior management experience to lead a team of professionals to ensure the mission and values of The Salvation Army are reflected in the service delivery of all 3 streams. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure all State social matters are coordinated and communicated to the Head of Social Mission via line manager and Divisional Leader South Australia
  • Provide a coordinated response and will be the conduit for government relations and building and maintaining relationships with relevant State government departments and equivalent stakeholders
  • Provide coordination of all social program's expressions across South Australia
  • Be a member of the Social Mission leadership team and will provide input, insight and context, in the development of strategic initiatives of the Department

This position is in Adelaide however will require regular travel throughout the state and when required interstate.


  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits (full and part time employees only)
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation


This is a full-time position, 38 hours per week ongoing.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Social stream, level 8 plus over award component.


  • Degree qualification in social work, welfare, community development or related field and at least 10 years relevant experience, including managerial experience
  • Experience in active membership in community or government bodies within relevant sectors
  • Senior management experience in social and community services programs
  • Ability to foster a culture of excellence in service delivery
  • A current Victorian Drivers Licence is essential (regular travel will be required)
  • Be able to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages applications from:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
  • people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • people with a culturally or linguistically diverse background

A position description is attached.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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