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Team Leader

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Job Listing Date
4 Jan 2021
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
$65,000 - $69,999
Work Type
Community Services & Development, Aged & Disability Support

About the business

Ladder provides development and mentoring programs to young people experiencing or at risk of disadvantage. The philosophy underpinning Ladder's mission is to work with young people using an advantaged thinking approach, with the values of sport at its core. Ladder is the official charity of the AFL Players' Association and the charity partner of the AFL.


About the role

The role focuses on developing relationships with young people within the context of Ladder programming. The program model brings together, education, career development, health and wellbeing and social inclusion to provide a highly intensive holistic support package for at risk young people. This role also includes working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders and supporting and leading the Ladder Step Up Sydney team.

The Team Leader role reports to the NSW State Manager. The role tenure is aligned to funding, with the contract for 6 months, up until 30th June 2021. Service delivery locations will vary, so the successful candidate must be willing to travel. 

Key responsibilities - Program planning, oversight and delivery

  • Contribute to proactive, strategic and integrated program planning, ensuring that key strategic elements (i.e.. AFL industry engagement) are captured
  • Develop positive, professional and strengths focused relationship with young people
  • Supervise and contribute to the delivery of the Ladder Step Up Sydney program, ensuring alignment to the program model 
  • Run health and wellbeing sessions with young people at the program sites using Ladder developed materials, and other local opportunities and resources 
  • Ensure individual 1:1 check-ins are occurring post program and that all evaluation relating to these activities are complete 
  • Ensure all in-take, assessment, referral and waitlist activities and processes are meeting the program need 
  • Oversight of the scheduling of all Step Up Sydney program activities
  • Identify and manage any issues that may arise with stakeholders and program participants 
  • Oversee the implementation of Ladder strategic initiatives locally
  • Key program administrative duties, including maintaining financial records, reporting and program evaluation  

Key responsibilities - Reporting and evaluation

  • Ensure that all data is collected, and reports are compiled and provided to the NSW State Manager within agreed timeframes
  • Oversee all program evaluation activities to meet contractual requirements and improve knowledge and practice

Key responsibilities - Partnerships

  • Support relationships with Ladder stakeholders including AFL NSW/ACT, Greater Western Sydney Giants Football Club, corporate supporters, program partners and philanthropic organisations where these are relevant locally 
  • Take part in Ladder Step Up Sydney program partnership meetings and ensure that all local developments and opportunities are regularly communicated to the NSW State Manager 
  • Assist in the implementation of new partnerships and initiatives at a local level 

Key responsibilities - People and culture

  • Support individual members of the team to achieve their work plans 
  • Develop and manage staff work plans and performance, ensuring that staff are supported to reach their potential 
  • Assist in the organisation and delivery of the Community of Practice for Development Coaches across the country 
  • Ensure that staff are aware of and working in line with the organisational values 
  • Contribute to staff recruitment in line with the HR Handbook 
  • Deliver relevant training and induction to staff within program budget
  • Ensure all staff are inducted in line with Ladder Policies and complete HR Handbook training
  • Ensure all staff are adhering to all Ladder policies and procedures and breaches of these are dealt with swiftly and fairly

Skills and experience

Key Selection Criteria 

  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing the planning, oversight and delivery of youth programs
  • Demonstrated experience working to Government contracts/other Agreements and meeting agreed reporting and evaluation requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in building partnerships and connections at a local level
  • Demonstrated experience in managing staff
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience in a similar role
  • Strong initiative and demonstrated experience to work independently and lead a team
  • Demonstrated experience supporting, developing and motivating vulnerable young people
  • Excellent administrative, organisational, presentation and communication skills (both oral and written).

Personal Requirements 

  • Display and adhere to behaviours consistent with Ladder's Values (We're leaders, we're honest, we act with integrity).
  • Must be honest, personable, of good character and a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to give and receive feedback
  • Be flexible to program needs, and available out of regular business hours (as required).

A current clear NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC), clear National Criminal History Check (NCHC) and current NSW driver's licence are mandatory for the role. 

A full position description can be viewed at

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. Applications close Monday 18 January 2021. 

For further information about Ladder please visit or contact Tara Hazel on 0418 693 984

The application form will include these questions:
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?

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