Social Justice and Community Engagement Manager

Job No: VIN917
Location: Wentworthville, NSW

  • Permanent, full-time
  • Out of hours work is required on occasion (weekend, evening meetings and events); TIL arrangements apply
  • Based at Parramatta Central Council, Wentworthville NSW
  • Current Driver Licence is required
  • Generous salary packaging benefits include a motor vehicle
  • Work with a large multi disciplinary team
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.



 About the Service

The Parramatta Central Council of the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW (PCC) covers a large area from Parramatta to Blackheath, Warragamba to Richmond taking in a number of Local Government areas. With as many as 100 cultures represented in the area, the demand for assistance is growing and diverse in nature. PCC is divided into 5 Regional Councils: 47 Conferences; 480 Conference members; 22 Vinnies Stores, 4 Special Works (including pathways to education, social work, advocacy and other programs) and over 1600volunteers.

 The Role

The Social Justice and Community Engagement Manager is responsible for:

  • managing the social justice function, advocacy and events;
  • building and enhancing high level partnerships within the schools and tertiary education sectors; with local government, community and corporate networks;  
  • providing leadership by supporting the Social Justice and Youth Programs and other special works, as well as staff (up to 3 part-time staff) and volunteers.

This role will report to the Executive Officer for Parramatta Central Council.  Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications including politics, social policy, social work, community development or education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the community sector, social policy and social justice issues in Australia
  • Proven management, project management and stakeholder skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to meet tight timeframes and work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience in effectively leading, managing and developing staff and volunteers
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite and data bases
  • Willingness to adhere to the ethos and mission of the Society
  • Understanding of Workplace Health and Safety requirements
  • Current NSW Driver’ Licence
  • Capacity to undertake work out of hours on a regular basis

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and Entitlement to work in Australia check.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Kate Whiteley (Acting Executive Officer), quoting job number and position title:  Social Justice and Community Engagement Manager (PCC) / VIN917.

Applications close at 11:30 pm on 23 April 2018

Please submit your application attaching your Resume and your

responses to the Essential Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

Information on how to apply.


St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.






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