Senior Manager Business Development

Hours: 38 hours per week

Location: Fitzroy

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Manager Business Development role who will play a key role in ensuring that current, new programs and services achieve organisational objectives.

Summary of program and its objectives

Recognising that the Brotherhood is often an incubator for new/innovative approaches to community service, Business Development:

  • develops consistent, flexible and effective processes and templates for business planning, risk assessment and project management
  • analyse, review and report on the Brotherhood’s ongoing business model
  • train and support managers in the development of business proposals and project plans
  • facilitate effective collaboration across Brotherhood departments
  • review and support decision making processes in relation to business proposals and project plans including the establishment of criteria against which new opportunities are assessed and ensure that the Brotherhood learns and improves from successes and mistakes.

Main responsibilities of the role

Reporting to the Head of Business Development, you will play a key role in ensuring that current & new programs and services achieve organisational and strategic objectives. You will assist Management by providing expert commercial advice, planning and analysis expertise.

Key deliverables include service development; business analysis/planning; project & risk management; Executive/Board reporting; and stakeholder engagement.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

You must possess tertiary qualifications in a relevant business discipline. This should be supported significant experience, in business development, ideally in the NFP Sector.  Expertise in business analysis, tender preparation, contracts management and project management is highly desirable.  You should have outstanding interpersonal skills to liaise with a broad range of internal & external stakeholders.  Your computer literacy and Excel spread sheeting abilities, should be at the advanced level.

This is a full time position working 38 hours per week.

The rewards of this position are competitive and reflect the importance of the role and the contribution expected.  This package consists of base salary, superannuation, motor vehicle allowance and salary packaging benefits.  Take a positive step forward in your career.

For further information about the role please view the Senior Manager Business Development (PDF, 527kb) or please email Susan Weston, Director - Plato Group at smw(at)

As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

To apply

Applicants are required to apply through Plato Group for this position.

Please email your application to smw(at), quoting job number P1340.

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.
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