Executive Officer

Organisation Name Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Local Learning & Employment Network (BGKLLEN)
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2019-12-31
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 258129
  • Develop and strengthen networks and partnerships supporting young people
  • Provide strategic direction and drive organisational development
  • Lead a passionate operational team, based in Cheltenham


The Organisation
Bayside Glen Eira Kingston Local Learning & Employment Network (BGKLLEN) is a small not for profit that believes good things happen when communities invest in their young people; part of a network of 31 LLENs across Victoria funded by the Victorian Government.
BGKLLEN is often in the background as the partnership broker, relationship builder and connector enabling the delivery of diverse programs centred around transition to employment with a focus on engaging 10-19 year olds.
BGKLLEN is known for their advocacy for young people and community, comprising of over 100 organisation & community members and 200 local businesses, they are supported by 4 staff and a committed skills based committee of management.

Benefits & Culture
  • flexible, supportive and collaborative workplace
  • highly engaged committee of management
  • generous professional development allowance.

The Role

This is a pivotal leadership role representing BGKLLEN and directing the work of the organisation to fulfil its goals during a period of growth and opportunity. Reporting to the Management Committee, you will provide leadership, management and oversight across a range of new and existing collaborations and programs in community development, education, community stakeholder partnerships and funder relationships.
You will have responsibility for
  • the development and implement the organisation’s Corporate Strategy in collaboration with the Committee of Management
  • overall financial and organisational management
  • ensuring optimum service delivery across all programs and partnerships
  • identifying opportunities for and securing ongoing funding
  • managing communications, raising awareness and promoting BGKLLEN to strengthen its profile in the community and the sector
  • managing internal, local, regional and state level stakeholder relationships.

Skills Required
You are forward thinking, empathetic and strategic with an understanding of youth services and the training sector and you can demonstrate:
  • a strong commitment to social justice
  • experience identifying organisational and/or sector development needs and opportunities
  • the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with government, funding bodies and other key partners
  • proven success sourcing and securing funding
  • an interest in staff wellbeing and creating a positive and ethical working environment
  • understanding of the issues affecting young people experiencing economic, social, and cultural disadvantage

If you would like to lead a progressive youth focused community services organisation apply now by submitting your cover letter addressing the skills required and resume in MS Word.  If you require further information, please call Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8976.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.