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Business and Stakeholder Development Lead

Engage with stakeholders, funders and other organisations to pursue growth opportunities in the community services sector.

  • Career location pin Cheltenham
  • Career location pin Full Time

Better Place Australia has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 25 locations in Victoria.


The Role

The overall purpose of this role is to engage with relevant stakeholders, funders and key organisations with the view to identifying and pursuing growth opportunities at a State and Federal level. The appointee will develop strong links to government and philanthropic funding organisations and will lead tender and proposal applications.  Key deliverables include:

  • Identification, scoping and project management of tender/grant opportunities for new services
  • Analysis and tracking of grant programs and other relevant data to inform the development of tender and grant responses
  • Writing of high-quality tender submissions and grant applications
  • Engaging and developing relationships with stakeholders across Victorian Government departments, Primary Health Networks, philanthropic funders and other agencies within the Family and Relationships Services sector.


Required Qualifications and Experience

Prospective candidates will be tertiary qualified in a relevant discipline such as communications or will have possess an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.  Knowledge of State Government processes is essential together with an understanding of funding streams in the areas of mental health and aged care support.

The appointee will have exceptional written communication skills and highly developed knowledge and experience in strategic writing. A proven ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines is also essential as is the ability to coordinate project teams incorporating stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. Other essential criteria include excellent relationship management and networking skills, well developed interpersonal skills and a high level of proficiency in the MS Office suite. Candidates who can demonstrate a track record of successfully identifying opportunities to deliver new funding are particularly encouraged to apply.


Workplace Flexibility

Here at Better Place Australia we embrace flexible ways of working including work from home.  We encourage you to talk to us about what flexibility might look like for you and your individual needs.


Apply Today

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference.  As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexuality and family and caring responsibilities are valued.  We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate.

Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  Apply today – we look forward to hearing from you.

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