NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Head of Workforce Development

Organisation Name NGO Recruitment
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-03-09
Job Type Contract or Temp
Job Number 1046882
  • One of Australia's largest advocacy organisations within family violence
  • Lead the team to review, assess and implement training programs to raise funds
  • Full time, 6-month fixed term contract


The Organisation
Our client is one of Australia’s largest peak bodies in the family violence sector, providing training, sector development and advocacy initiatives nation-wide. Their mission is to ensure that homes are safe spaces for women and children, and that families can have happier, safer and more fulfilled lives.

The Benefits
  • Inspiring and high impact team
  • Varied role involving development of programs & funding streams
  • Flexible hybrid working arrangement

The Role
Reporting to the General Manager – Services, you will apply your technical vocational expertise and work in partnership with line managers and people & culture to design and deliver programs which have positive organisational impact.  You will be responsible for researching and identifying areas of development and analysing the needs of the workforce and broader family violence sector together with the design of effective, fee-for-service initiatives to raise funds.  Specifically you will:
  • Manage two direct reports and the wider workforce development team
  • Analyse and identify knowledge gaps of practitioners and professionals in the sector
  • Design, implement and project manage training and development programs
  • Increase revenue through leveraging opportunities for paid service offerings
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and review workplace development policies in line with organisation’s strategic plan

Skills Required

You are a leader with extensive experience in sector and practice development who can critically review internal processes and provide training needs analysis whilst successfully leading large scale, multi project training programs. Managing a sizeable team of education specialists, you will have led the design and implementation of effective training programs in line with organisational objectives and sector-wide needs. You bring high level influencing skills, innovation and stakeholder relationship management and additionally you possess:
  • Qualification in either Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, or similar
  • Minimum Diploma level in Education (vocational) and solid understanding of the VET sector
  • Experience working with the vocational/higher education sector
  • Demonstrated success working to budgets, reporting and meeting funding requirements
  • Proven ability to develop and implement large scale, multi-project training programs
  • Ideally you have experience working within the community services sector however not essential

If you are a skilled education program manager passionate about reducing family violence in Australia, please apply by sending your CV with a cover letter responding to the skills required section above. Alternatively, please call Gemma Schade on (03) 8080 8978 or email

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