For more than 25 years, our Hand Brake Turn program has provided opportunities for young people to develop automotive and life skills within a workshop setting where technical automotive training is provided to young people at risk of disengaging from education and employment. Last year we celebrated the graduation of our 10,000th student and we continue to adapt to the changing needs of the labour market.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This newly created role is for an experienced automotive professional with a passion to see the next generation succeed.
As the fiXit Social Enterprise Coordinator, you would be responsible for overseeing a newly created Social Enterprise which employs graduates of the Hand Brake Turn course. Accredited by Social Traders, fiXit will provide a service to the local community through the provision of service and repair of vehicles (hand book servicing), the collection of donated vehicles for restoration, and vehicles for sale and/or donation to individuals in need.
The Key Duties of the Role include:
- Overseeing a dynamic workshop environment, mentoring 4 young people at any given time, with up to 24 young people over a 12 month period.
- Recruitment, training and supervising young people, apprentices and volunteers.
- Delivering quality on the job learning experiences.
- Establishing strong working relationships with external partners (schools, TAFE, LLENs, employers, police and other community organisations).
- Ensuring compliance with Workplace Health and Safety Standards and Child Safety Standards.
- Working closely with General Manager and colleagues within the Hand Brake Turn program and across Concern Australia.
If you are passionate about using your skills to make a positive impact in the community, join our team!
This is a 12-month fixed term position that can be spread over 4-5 days, and will be based at our North West office in Braybrook. Travel to our South East workshop in Dandenong, will be required.
This position is classified in accordance with the Vehicle Repair Services and Retail Award 2020 RS&R Level II R7 with the salary range 60k ($30 per hr) to 69k ($35 per hr) and the level to be commensurate with the skills and experience.
What you need to have:
- Demonstrated commitment and personal desire to adhere to Concern Australia’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
- Automotive industry, qualified mechanic or other related qualification.
- Business and commercial skills to market, develop and grow a small business
- Sound presentation skills, including an ability to facilitate group discussions and activities with demonstrated experience in working with young people.
- Ability to relate to young people who may come from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Intermediate computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, Excel and database entry.
- Willingness to obtain a valid Working with Children Check, satisfactory National Police Check (or International where required) as it relates to the Social Enterprise Coordinator position.
- Willingness to obtain Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification.
- Current Victorian Driver’s License.
We’d really like you to have:
- Life experience, or experience in running a small business.
- Qualifications in Youth Work, Social Work or Community Development.
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
- Relevant experience in a Community/Not for Profit sector, including working with vulnerable persons.
- First Aid Certificate.
- Experience working with various digital platforms, including Social Media.
Appointments are subject to eligibility and the legal right to work in Australia.
Appointments are subject to satisfactory Working with Children Check, National Police Check, International Police Check (If resided overseas for a period of 12 months or longer for the past 10 years) and other employment screening or credential checks as determined by the position description.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
- Supported training and development programs
- Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
- Flexible work arrangements
- On-site parking
HOW TO APPLY
For further information, please contact Geoff Manton, General Manager Education, Enterprise and Innovation on 0418 502 386.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the attached position description) to Inga Teague, HR Officer with the subject ‘Social Enterprise Coordinator’ via Inga.Teague@concernaustralia.org.au.
There is no closing date for applications. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.
Our commitment to diversity
Concern Australia is committed to build and maintain an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to people from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with a disability to apply for advertised positions.
If you have the skills to do the advertised role, and think you would be a good fit for our organisation, we would love to hear from you!
Our commitment to Child Safety
Concern Australia is committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all its activities and programs and has a zero tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitations.
ABOUT CONCERN AUSTRALIA
Concern Australia has been working with vulnerable young people for 50 years, creating opportunities for them to live positive and meaningful lives. Each year we reach thousands of vulnerable and at-risk young people through our work focused across Education, Housing and Homelessness and Youth Justice, providing support for many who could otherwise fall through the cracks. At Concern Australia, we work with and walk alongside our young people, supporting them to identify and build on their strengths and goals to reach their full potential.