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Performance and Partnership Leader

About Us

Youth Projects Ltd is a large charity established in 1984 to support young people and families of the northwest suburbs and the central business district (CBD) of Melbourne.  In partnership with Coact we are expanding our foot print and suite of services to include Disability Employment Services.

We will be the only Youth at Risk specialist provider in the North of Melbourne and we want to be the first provider to 5 stars!

We have a unique offering here at Youth Projects, a wrap around model that supports every aspect of a young persons journey, from health care, to counselling, housing, training, mental health, AOD support and a job! We are a high performing TTW & EST provider as well as an RTO and first class primary health service. We are proud of who we are and what we achieve.

Who we are looking for

We want young people in jobs!

As Performance and Partnership Leader, you will inspire and lead your team to be the provider of choice in the delivery of the Disability Employment Services (DES) program in the Calder & Plenty regions of Melbourne.  You will empower a small and brand new team to BE THE CHANGE and reduce Youth Unemployment in Melbourne’s North.

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

You will be committed to building and maintaining relationships and strategic partnerships with employers and community partners that create sustainable employment opportunities and outcomes for program participants.  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.  You can lead autonomously but also understand what accountability really means. This role can be treated like a ‘start up’. It will include recruitment of a small team, setting up outreach office locations and building a high performance culture from day 1.

 What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where people can develop to be their very best. You will be supported by a team of amazing and talented leaders that want to see you succeed. Your success is our success!

Youth Projects have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, Employee Assistance Program, training and professional development opportunities.

 The role will require extensive travel across the North West towns of Melbourne with home base being Glenroy.

More information

This is a full time position until June 2020. The position description can be found at

To apply, please send applications to and include a Resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Applications close on Monday 26 March 2018.

 For further information please contact Wendy Caspar on 9304 9100.

Our commitment to diversity

At Youth Projects, we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

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 a zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to the provision of a child-safe organisation. All Youth Projects staff must undergo a Police and Working with Children Checks. Any person with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.