About the Role

We want young people in jobs!

As a key Area Manager for our Youth Employment Programs, you will be operating as our Youth Employment and Performance Leader, inspiring and leading your team to be the provider of choice in the delivery of the Disability Employment Services in the Calder & Plenty regions of Melbourne and Youth Employability Skills Training in the North West and Inner Melbourne regions. You will empower your team to BE THE CHANGE and reduce youth unemployment in Melbourne’s North.

You will drive performance to ensure the achievement of significant outcomes and the provision of high-quality service delivery to young people and employers. 

You will be committed to building and maintaining relationships and strategic partnerships with employers and community partners that create sustainable job opportunities and outcomes for young people.  You will drive customer acquisition activities that engage job seekers, realising a continuous pipeline of program participants. 

We are looking for someone with DRIVE & PASSION.  This is a hands-on leadership role with a small but growing team on the ground. We seek a future Business Leader that can get in, roll their sleeves up and lead from the front whilst also thinking strategically as we build our youth employment portfolio.

The role will require extensive travel across the North West regions of Melbourne with your HQ being at Glenroy.

View the Success Profile (position description) here

    Must Have’s

    • Current Australian Drivers Licence
    • Valid Passport/Australian Working Rights
    • Police Check
    • Working with Children’s Check

    What's in it for YOU!

    • Comprehensive induction and support from our training team
    • Inclusive and transparent workplace culture
    • Access to learning and development
    • Access to Employee Assistance Program
    • Diverse and collaborative team culture. Your success is our success!

    Recruitment for this position will be undertaken as applications are received. The position will be filled when a successful candidate has been selected.

    About Youth Projects

    Youth Projects is an Australian-based independent, registered charity who recognises the complex and varying needs of our clients and offers a holistic model of care and provides pathways into our award-winning employment, education, and social enterprise programs. Located at two sites (Hosier Lane and the vibrant, northern region of Melbourne) Youth Projects provides frontline support to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness, alcohol and other drug issues, and young people looking to re-engage with learning and employment. Our mission is to provide high impact support, no judgement, full stop.

    Our commitment to diversity

    Youth Projects values diversity and we promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions and encourage applications from candidates with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and indigenous candidates.

    Safety screening

    Youth Projects has zero-tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

    How to apply

    Please email your application to [email protected] and include your resume and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Success Profile.

    For further information, please contact Wendy Caspar (Executive Manager, Employment, Training & Social Enterprise) via email [email protected] or phone 0425 779 741.