ERCQLD State Program Lead

Edmund Rice Camps Queensland (ERCQLD)


About the Organisation:

Edmund Rice Community Services Ltd (ERCS) is a national not-for-profit organisation that exists to build communities where people thrive and belong.  We do this by addressing social isolation, unjust structures, marginalisation, access to appropriate education and learning opportunities.

We support a number of focused communities, that have developed specific responses to solve or improve full engagement in society for people.


About the Opportunity:

The State Program Lead provides strategic and operational leadership of Edmund Rice Camps Queensland (ERCQLD) in the coordination of recreational, mentoring and well-being programs that are both residential and non-residential. These programs have been developed to respond to the needs of young people who have faced significant and complex trauma or adversity/ disadvantage. The role involves overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations and practices of ERCQLD in collaborations with ERCQLD staff, volunteers and community members.


Duties include but are not limited to:

*Developing and implementing a sustainable operational response to the organisation’s Strategic Plan that meets the dual needs of marginalised children and families and young adult volunteers.

*Promoting amongst volunteers and program participants an understanding of the story, vision and values of Edmund Rice.

*Guiding and directing the role of employed staff / volunteers to capacity build their contribution and engagement with the organisation.

*Identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.

*Developing, documenting and enacting individual and collective formation and professional development plans for all staff and key volunteers with input from the ERCS National Formation Team.

*Ensuring all pre-program organisation, including the organisation of program participants, campsite and transport arrangements and the allocations from agencies.

*Representing ERCQLD and the ERCS network to government, peak funding bodies, other community agencies and the wider Community, in conjunction with the ERCS Executive Team.


About You:

To be successful in this position you will have a genuine interest in a creative and challenging role and the ability to develop a contemporary response to sustainability in the community services sector. You will also have:

*A bachelor’s degree related to Community development, Social welfare, Counselling or other relevant area

*Minimum 3 years’ experience working in a similar role including leadership, oversight of team and management responsibilities

*Verification of working with children clearance, current unrestricted drivers licence and Apply First Aid certificate

*Experience working within a volunteer scheme, volunteer based program or in a direct relationship with volunteers

*Demonstrated experience in NFP operations, including working with and reporting to boards and other governing entities

*Sound experience in grant writing and a track record of achieving funding through grant applications, corporate sponsorships and/or campaigning and donor appeals

*Experience in leading and developing an organisational culture based on respectful relationships and celebrating individual skills and contributions.



*Competitive Remuneration

*Flexible working hours with the option for 0.8 FTE.

*Excellent working conditions

*Salary packaging

*Individualised learning plans to assist in career development


How to Apply:

All applications are via the ERCQLD website and must include a cover letter with responses to the key selection criteria (no more than two pages) and your curriculum vitae.

ERCS is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and has zero tolerance to any form of abuse.

Applications Close: 9:00am, Tuesday 26 April.