Jobs at CNLC

CNLC is currently taking applications for the Executive Officer position. Position discription. Applications for this position are now open until 7am Wednesday 4th December 2019.

Enquiries: David Clark, Chair of Committee of Governance (0413 508 306) or via e-mail 


We are also looking for a Business Engagement Officer for the Make It Work program to begin late January/early February 2020.  Position discription. For more details contact Elle Morrell 

Please see our Volunteering page for volunteering opportunities.



Position Description

Position Title:  Executive Officer

Location:  20 Princes Street Carlton North, VIC 3054

Job posted on: Friday 08 November 2019

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 29 November 2019



The Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre (the Centre) is a values-driven community not for profit Neighbourhood House, Learn Local provider and Registered Training Organisation. We combine community development and environmental programs with adult education and training as a registered training organisation.

Our mission is to “successfully work with the community of Carlton and surrounding areas to connect people, create opportunity, promote equity and challenge disadvantage”. Our values are belonging, respect, responsiveness, innovation, resilience and integrity. Our strategic directions are: building individual capacity, bringing communities together and advocating for community health, sustainability and wellbeing.

The Centre is entering a period of renewal and we (the Committee of Governance) are seeking a senior experienced and energetic leader to support the Centre’s vision into 2020 and beyond to refresh our business model and develop new opportunities to ensure the Centre’s ongoing sustainability.



We are seeking someone to work collaboratively and constructively with the Committee of Governance, all staff and the local community to co-design a sustainable future for the Centre. Your ideas, energy and vision for the future will be critical to the ongoing success and to ensure ongoing sustainability of the Centre.

The Executive Officer is responsible to the Committee of Governance for the effective and efficient management, operations and strategic development of the Centre. The Executive Officer is also responsible for ensuring the Centre is managed and operated in accordance with the Committee’s policy decisions and service agreements with our various funding bodies.

This full-time position requires a comprehensive and strategic understanding of the role of community organisations and adult and community education. This position is noted as the Principle Executive Officer of the Registered Training Organisation for the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). 



Reports to: Committee of Governance

Supervises: Further Education Coordinator, Community Development Coordinator, Administration Coordinator and Finance Manager.



1. The Centre is welcoming, friendly, appropriately resourced and operating smoothly and professionally.

2. Ongoing financial sustainability and strategic future of the Centre is secured in collaboration and partnership with the Committee of Governance.

3. Leadership and management result in the Centre being well regarded across local community organisations, State and Federal funding agencies and other relevant key stakeholders.

4. Strategy, plans, policies and procedures are in line with legislation, expectations of funding bodies and up-to-date and accessible (as well as developed, implemented and evaluated with) to all staff and Committee of Governance members.

5. The Centre is operating within approved budget and regular financial monitoring.

6. The Centre’s culture is aligned to successful implementation of its Strategy and associated plans resulting in staff and volunteers employed/ engaged productively in line with relevant legislation, agreements, awards, policies and procedures.

7. The Centre’s staff participate in networks relevant to the Centre’s work, ensuring that relationships with other organisations are effective, mutually beneficial and resource-neutral; that is that the Centre benefits as a minimum as the extent it invests.



Specialist Skills and Knowledge and Interpersonal Skills

1. Relevant tertiary qualification(s) and extensive relevant experience, preferably in community sector, Neighbourhood Houses and/ or Adult and Community Education Registered Training Organisations.

2. Strong business development, project management and leadership skills supporting long-term organisational sustainability.

3. Effective leadership capacity and capability in positioning and promoting value-based culturally appropriate community development and educational opportunities to add value and strengthen delivering of outcomes aligned to the needs of the diverse communities we serve.

4. Experience in Federal, State and local government policies, strategies and funding opportunities.

5. Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and develop the Centre’s team including experience in human resource management.

6. Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills and competencies.





The position is ongoing, classified and remunerated under the Neighbourhood Houses and Adult Community Education Centres Collective Agreement 2016, Adult and Community Education Employees at Level 8. Educational Services (Post-Secondary Education) Award Staff Award – salary point to be determined according to qualifications and experience. Superannuation will be paid according to the Agreement.

Hours per week

38 hours (full time), to be worked flexibly according to commitments and negotiated with the Committee of Governance. The Manager role and responsibilities requires occasional weekend and evening work.


Application Process – to apply for this role please provide:

  • Current resume/ CV with contact details of three referees to be included as part of application;
  • Cover letter (one page)
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria (maximum two pages)

Only applications responding fully to each selection criteria, including a cover letter and resume/ CV with contact details of three referees will be considered.

Interview times to be scheduled December 2019/ January 2020

Send application to: David Clark, Chair of Committee of Governance, Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 20 Princes Street, Carlton North, Melbourne 3054 alternatively via

Enquiries: David Clark, Chair of Committee of Governance (0413 508 306) or via e-mail

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