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  • Unique leadership opportunity to join a small & values-driven team 
  • Achieve work/life balance – flexible work hours – family friendly environment
  • Ongoing, part time position (0.4 FTE to be worked across 3 days)
  • $102,267 pro rata + super, salary packaging & gifted leave days
  • Located in the beautiful, historical Good Shepherd Chapel & History Centre in inner city, leafy Abbotsford


The Program Manager, Archives, Chapel and Heritage Programs Is responsible for the operational delivery of the Good Shepherd Legacy programs (historical) within their allocated portfolios and inter-dependencies.  Reporting to the Director of Mission, the Program Manager will support Individuals and Teams to develop work plans, time management, accountabilities, data management and provide Trauma informed Supervision and Reflective Practice, all in line with GSANZ vision, values, and strategy.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications will be reviewed upon receipt.


Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

l Ensure delivery of a high-quality integrated and person-centered response to achieve positive outcomes for clients accessing each of the programs.

l Provide strategic and operational leadership to promote the delivery of services in accordance with Quality, WHS, people development, cultural competence, and safeguarding strategies.

l Provide high quality leadership through promotion of open communication, teamwork, and delegation.

l Provide high quality, strengths based, reflective supervision to direct reports.

l Ensure best practice services and the growth of Chapel activity through business development opportunities and strategic partnerships with funders and community organisations.

l Integrate practice Framework (Good Shepherd Way) across service delivery.

l Drive client centered practice, informed by consumer participation, outcome, and impact measurements frameworks.

l Support implementation of LGBTIQA+ and other cultural inclusion initiatives in the team as required.


Qualifications and Experience

To be successful in this position, you will have:

  • Formal qualifications in Social Work, Health Services or related discipline, and evidence of Registration where applicable.
  • Relevant experience in a leadership role, with a focus on trauma informed practice.
  • Knowledge of historical Institutional care and the National Redress scheme an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing staff, including practice supervision, recruitment and managing individual key performance indicators.
  • Strong consultation and collaboration skills, and the ability to work in diverse work environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and reporting program performance to targets, program outcomes and risks.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial and non-financial resources in line with program requirements.
  • Evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption


Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (and international police check if resided overseas for 12 months or longer in the past 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

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How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.