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Manager Training and Development

Volunteering WA

Volunteering WA is seeking an experienced and dynamic Manager Training and Development to join our team in West Leederville. The position aligns with our strategic priorities to strengthen the sector and connect people and organisations.

ABOUT US:

Volunteering WA's mission is 'to lead, advance and celebrate volunteering in WA', and our vision is 'for every Western Australian to enjoy valued volunteering experiences that enrich our state.' As the peak organisation for volunteering in WA, we are the leading voice for volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations, working to strengthen the sector and promote the benefits of volunteering. Volunteering WA supports volunteering across all areas, providing resources for community organisations across the state, whether they work in sport and recreation, the environment, emergency services, aged care, health and disability services, and many other areas.

BENEFITS:

Five week leave entitlement pro rata. PBI salary packaging benefits. Fun, friendly, inclusive, innovate workplace.

THE POSITION:

The Manager Training and Development position strategically aligns with our priority areas in ‘strengthening the sector and connecting people and organisations’. The position is responsible for delivering and implementing Volunteering WA’s training and development program with a focus on building organisational capacity and professionalism in volunteering and in the management of volunteers. Training is generally delivered to staff from not-for-profit organisations and Volunteering WA member organisations.

Having the right skills and qualifications are very important but being the right ‘fit’ is essential. Our successful candidate will have a genuine commitment to VWA’s values and mission. This extends to being a great team player and adopting a culture of continuous improvement.

This is an integral management position within Volunteering WA requiring a highly experienced and qualified professional. A full job description and selection criteria is available here.

This is a part time position working three days per week (22.5 hours).

DUTIES:

  • Develop, plan and implement Volunteering WA’s training calendar.
  • Source and/or develop, manage and evaluate multi-modal training programs and materials that:
  1. Meet the current and emerging needs of Volunteering WA’s members and partners
  2. Are consistent with the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement
  3. Meet the requirements of our State and Federal Government funding agreements
  4. Include an appropriate mix of delivery and learning modes
  5. Include an appropriate mix of accredited and non-accredited training & education
  6. Are affordable and accessible
  • Review, develop and update training and development resources in line with VWA branding, National Standards in Volunteering and sector development requirements.
  • Research, design and deliver engaging and informative training for Volunteering WA’s members, volunteers and key stakeholders.
  • Build relationships and appropriate partnerships with suitable accredited training organisations and individuals.
  • Build and maintain relevant networks and partnerships to stay on top of issues, trends and research impacting the volunteering sector in regard to training (particularly in WA) and disseminate information to relevant VWA and broader sector.
  • Manage and/or provide support training/development focused projects including consultancy and fee for service requests (eg volunteer program audits and strategy planning, on-site training/presentations etc)
  • Actively and professionally represent the organisation at events, expos and meetings as required
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective networks with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage/convene special interest groups, networks and committees to achieve sector development priorities.
  • Contribute to day-to-day operations of VWA and respond to requests for support when required.
  • Contribute creatively and professionally to the strategic direction of the VWA Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

  • All Volunteering WA staff and volunteers
  • Existing and potential members, especially key volunteer involving organisations and Volunteer Resource Centres
  • Relevant WA peak bodies and state-wide organisations
  • WA State Government and Federal Government
  • Volunteering WA project partners
  • Volunteering Australia and other State volunteering peaks

SELECTION CRITERIA:

ESSENTIAL:

  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the volunteering sector and volunteer management
  • Proven ability to network and build relationships and negotiate partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • A successful track record in learning and development management including experience in facilitation and training delivery (for adults)
  • Demonstrated significant innovation, initiative and judgement, and liaising at a high level
  • Highly developed interpersonal and diplomacy skills, with ability to work independently or as part of a collaborative team
  • High level written, communication and analytical skills with a track record in project management
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills and experience in developing and delivering webinars and online material
  • Holds a Certificate IV Training and Assessment qualification, and/or a tertiary degree in relevant area
  • Energetic, highly motivated with the drive for continuous improvement
  • Alignment with the values and mission of Volunteering WA

DESIRABLE:

  • Understanding of challenges surrounding the volunteering sector
  • Experience in leading a team or supervising other workers
  • Experience in working with volunteers and volunteer managers

OTHER PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED TO DO THIS JOB EFFECTIVELY:

  • Proactive self-starter with a high degree of self-management
  • Willingness to work as part of a team and to share information and expertise
  • Professional and efficient approach, with attention to detail
  • Ability to undertake multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to work in a changing, complex environment

NOTE:

All contracts with Volunteering WA are reviewed regularly subject to funding and performance. All staff are required to have a Police Check. The cost of the Police Check will be met by Volunteering WA. All offers of employment at Volunteering WA are subject to a four month probationary period. A current WA Driver’s licence is essential. This position requires some out of hours work as well as regular metro and occasional intra-state travel.

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