Multicultural Policy and
Grants Manager

Hours: Full time, 38 hours per week, open to part time applications for those interested in job sharing.

Location: Multicultural Communities Team - Epping

Applications close: Friday, 29 September 2017 at 5pm

An exciting leadership opportunity has become available within the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Multicultural Communities Team (MCT).

Summary of program and its objectives

MCT works with both established and new and emerging communities, building their capacity and supporting them to achieve their aspirations.

Main responsibilities of the role

The Grants and Policy Manager is responsible for preparing proposals for both proactive and reactive grant/tender funding opportunities. This strategic position will also contribute to the Brotherhood’s influencing work with government through policy submissions to ensure that people of refugee, migrant and asylum seeker backgrounds achieve successful settlement and full access to the social and economic life of Australian society.

The two other key elements involve overseeing the implementation of the Brotherhood’s quality and outcomes frameworks across MCT, and co-ordinating team strategic planning and showcasing programs. Whilst this role has a number of portfolio areas, given the peaks and troughs of deadlines relating to the two main areas of grants and policy submissions, other responsibilities are progressed around these.

This is an exciting opportunity to utilise your skills to support multicultural communities and create social change. Applications are sought from individuals who have proven experience, skills and qualifications necessary for this diverse and exciting role. We recognise this is a role demanding a wide range of skillsets, if you feel you don’t have all areas, please apply and demonstrate any transferability with regard to the other areas.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications and/or experience in social policy, settlement or related disciplines
  • demonstrated grant and tender management experience, including securing new funding and the development and management of budgets
  • demonstrated knowledge of refugee and settlement policy, emerging issues and government directions, especially as they relate to newly-arrived refugee and humanitarian entrants and new and emerging communities
  • experience implementing quality and outcomes frameworks across a variety of programs
  • well-developed analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, including high level written skills and experience in the preparation of high level papers, such as policy submissions, briefing papers, documentation of service innovation, data collection and analysis etc.
  • ability to multitask as well as work under pressure of deadlines relating to funding proposals and policy submissions
  • successful experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, strong networks and liaison with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • experience in supervising students and volunteers
  • understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

The position is full time at 38 hours per week. We are open to part-time applications for those interested in job-sharing, should there be others also interested in job-sharing. We are also open to the person working from home one day a week. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available. 

For further information about the role please view the Multicultural Policy and Grants Manager position description (PDF, 282kb) or phone Ms Hutch Hussein on (03) 8412 5617 or 0438 507 103.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Friday, 29 September 2017 at 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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