Head of Strategic Relations & Quality

Welcome to Lutheran Care! We are an energetic, forward thinking, not-for-profit organisation, providing support to people who need it most. Our current programs include emergency relief, financial counselling, family support and education, community support, foster care, housing and homelessness services and disability services.

Our eyes are firmly on the future with our plan to harness new technologies and expand our service offerings and footprint in innovative ways.

About the role

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, you will add a strategic and innovative approach to Lutheran Care’s path toward continued growth and excellence in our sector.  Working closely with the Executive Team your communication skills will be put on full display as you liaise with a huge variety of internal and external stakeholders, driving partnerships that ultimately improve outcomes for clients and communities. Combine this with some impressive data management and analytical skills and, excellent business and tender writing skills and you will make an impact in this influential role.

You will thrive in this role as you:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with Government, sector and community stakeholders to assist in informing Lutheran Care strategy and planning
  • Provide analysis, advice and operational leadership of Lutheran Care’s tender and grant submissions
  • Design and deliver an organisational data framework to support Lutheran Care’s transformation and growth
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership of Lutheran Care’s accreditation and quality assurance requirements in collaboration with service delivery business units
  • Lead organisational time-limited projects and/or pilot programs as requested

What you will need

You will be a relationship builder with exceptional skills in gathering information, data and a broad range of perspectives to understand emerging political and sector trends that are important to Lutheran Care. It goes without saying you’ll need to be a great communicator, able to explain complex issues to others in a warm and friendly manner, confident in yourself and your judgement. You’ll find yourself drawing upon those 3+ years’ of funding and grants manager experience with previous experience in assessing tender grants and contract management a must.  Your business acumen and knowledge of the community services sector will ensure that you are able to hit the ground running.

Other Benefits

In exchange for your hard work, you’ll be well rewarded! In joining a high-performing organisation, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to be part of professional development programs and a flexible, vibrant culture. We’ll provide you with a competitive salary, a supportive environment and the added boost of salary packaging options including a vehicle, allowing you to increase your take-home pay.

We value our staff, students and volunteers and ensure they are well supported through paid maternity and paternity leave, an Employee Assistance Program, access to internal and external training opportunities, annual staff conference and professional development days, annual volunteer celebrations and an innovative and caring culture.

To Apply:

For details about Lutheran Care and to access a copy of the Job Description, please visit our website at www.lutherancare.org.au. You can also check us out on our Lutheran Care LinkedIn or Facebook page.

For any queries about the role, please contact Michelle Keane, Executive Manager People & Culture, 0411 810 235 or mkeane@lutherancare.org.au.

All applications must include a Cover Letter and current Resume. Only applications submitted via Seek, will be accepted. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a great team environment, within a progressive, inclusive organisationWe are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and those from culturally diverse communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a NDIS Workers Screening Check, a DHS Working With Children Check, a National Police clearance as well as a current Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate. You must hold a current and unrestricted South Australian Drivers License and possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel). In addition, the successful applicant will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a medical exemption. 

Applications close Sunday Feb 19 2023 at 5.00pm