Senior Manager, Early Years Development

Hours: Fulltime: ongoing appointment

Location: Fitzroy/Craigieburn

An exciting opportunity has become available to develop and grow a suite of programs designed to work with young children and their parents.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is a very well regarded, non-profit organisation. Employing 600 staff and enjoying the support of in excess of 1200 volunteers, the organisation delivers a cross section of services to the most disadvantaged in the community. In addition they are committed to researching the causes and effects of poverty and advocating at national and local level for policy solutions.

Main responsibilities of the role

Reporting to the General Manager, Children, Youth and Families the successful candidate will validate, develop and grow a new suite of three programs designed to work with young children and their parents to increase their capacity to deal with and manage high levels of vulnerability and complexity. Responsible for ensuring that the testing of the programs is successful you will also be responsible for the promotion and expansion of the programs at other locations around Australia.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

The successful candidate will be tertiary qualified in an area relevant to early years and will have proven experience in growing and developing innovative programs. In addition, a comprehensive understanding of policy and practice in early years in the Australian context is essential as is a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the transition of knowledge into strategic objectives. Naturally outstanding interpersonal, stakeholder and time management skills are also essential as is a solution focus and a keen desire to develop new programs at the forefront of the industry.

If you are passionate about program development and delivery in the Early Years environment and you want to be part of an organisation committed to the delivery of research and Best Practice in the area, this may be the role you have been waiting for.

To apply

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity call Paul Hoffman on 1300 762 899 or 0405 312 543. Alternatively email your resume to paul(at)

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.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Brotherhood Books
Brotherhood of St Laurence Communtiy Stores
Hippy Australia
Given the Chance

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.