Manager – Schools & Community – Full Time


About Family Planning Victoria

Family Planning Victoria (FPV) is a leading, not-for-profit, state-wide provider of sexual and reproductive health care, education, and advocacy. Governed by a voluntary board of directors, we have been providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services in Victoria for over 50 years.

We provide a range of services which are accessible, culturally relevant, and responsive to the needs of the diverse Victorian community, including clinical care, education, and training to help build the capacity of educators and health care professionals.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Manager- Schools & Community to oversee the Schools and Community team, providing day to day management and strategic leadership for all direct reports.

This position provides:

  • Management and co-ordination of FPV’s school, community, and disability education.
  • Development and / or review of resources to ensure continued contemporary practice.
  • Advocacy for education in all Reproductive and Sexual Health (RSH) matters.

The role will suit a professionally minded education manager who has a tailored interest in education & advocacy, with extensive experience working within and with schools and community groups, is your interest.

In addition, the role will also see you contribute to the planning and implementation of FPV’s strategic plan and working with the FPV Executive as a key member of the leadership team.

Key responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to):

Program Management & Delivery

  • Review implements and co-ordinate the delivery of school, community and disability education and training programs with a strong evidence-based approach.
  • Lead the review, evaluation, and development tasks within the program area that address issues of quality assurance and industry relevance, accreditation, and growth.
  • Lead the review, evaluation, and development tasks within the program area that address issues of quality assurance and industry relevance, accreditation, and growth.

Policy & Planning

  • Develop and extend relationships/partnerships with other education and training service providers to assist in the planning and delivery of FPV programs e.g., Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education and Training, universities, accreditation bodies, schools. Community groups and other key stakeholders.
  • Represent FPV at appropriate professional networks, working parties, and reference groups.

Team Leadership & Management

  • Provide supervision, coaching, leadership, and management including day-to-day support for direct reports within the School & Community team.
  • Draw upon teaching experience to serve as an expert resource and mentor for FPV educators and teachers in schools.
  • Dedication to the improvement of the teaching profession and able to provide constructive criticism and helpful solutions to the other teachers without alienating or discouraging them.

Finance

  • Contribute to the development of and comply with the team’s budget.
  • Manage the program budget within the overall FPV budget.

About You

Ideally, we are looking for someone with:

  • Extensive experience in working within and with schools and community organisations.
  • Demonstrated education and training delivery skills specifically in delivering relationships and sexuality education.
  • Commitment to the provision of high-quality education and training programs.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of groups.
  • Qualified teacher and current VIT registration preferred or alternative qualification.
  • Workplace Training and Assessment Certificate IV.
  • Post Graduate qualifications desirable.
  • Demonstrated program management skills.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff.
  • Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite

Benefits and Perks

We offer all employees the benefit of flexible working arrangements, on-site parking, and salary packaging entitlements.

How to Apply

Please provide a brief cover letter addressing the skills requirement (described in the About You section), along with your resume to HR@fpv.org.au by close of business Monday 1st March 2021

For more information, please download a copy of the position description.


Only candidates who have the right to work in Australia will be considered. Successful appointees will be required to undertake & complete a Satisfactory National Police Check & Working with Children Check and hold a valid driver’s licence.



We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.