Manager Social Action and Research Centre


Permanent, full-time
position based in Hobart

About us:

At Anglicare Tasmania, we develop
new and innovative ways to support vulnerable Tasmanians and
advocate for justice and for change. We live our values of Hope,
Respect, Compassion and Justice through the wide range of services
that we provide which include Aged Care, Disability Support and a
range of support for life challenges.

We do a lot. At the heart of our
mission lies the desire to provide opportunity for people in need
to reach fullness of life.

About your new

Anglicare Tasmania is committed to
social justice, and this is manifest in our Social Action and
Research Centre. For over 20 years we have focused on research,
policy development and advocacy to successfully influence
government and decision makers, to review and reform existing
policy and improve programs to help Tasmania’s most
disadvantaged people and communities.

Anglicare’s Social Action and
Research Centre is unique for several reasons:

  • We are independent and beholden to no external funding
    sources or agendas, allowing us to set our own priorities and
    operate according to our own values.
  • We are part of one of the largest NGOs in Tasmania which
    delivers services across the state, grounding our work directly
    in the daily experiences of low income Tasmanians.
  • We explicitly focus on Tasmania and the social issues that
    directly impact our state and our people.

About your new

The Manager Social Action and
Research Centre will strategically lead and build the capacity of
SARC and its team of skilled researchers. Not only will you work
closely with colleagues in the service delivery spectrum across
Anglicare, you will also be in proximity to our clients –
those in the midst of making big changes to their lives. Broadly
the role will require you to:

  • Lead, develop and implement a research agenda.
  • Influence policy and promote social action.
  • Lead and manage a team.

About you:

  • Research is your thing and you get what it means to apply
    social justice principles.
  • You’re naturally collaborative and you understand the
    power of partnerships.
  • You are curious and you take nothing for granted.
  • You value disruption – you understand its place and
    its power for greater good.
  • You are a leader and you possess management skills (you
    understand these two things are different).
  • You understand Christian theology and the interrelation of
    perspectives across questions of social justice.
  • You’d love to live in the fabulously cosmopolitan
    Hobart – a small city with a big heart where lifestyle
    needn’t be compromised by outrageous commute times.

For further information about this
position, please contact Dr Chris Jones, Chief Executive Officer on
03 6213 3562 or during business

The Position Description can be
found below:

The successful applicant will be
required to have a pre-employment medical assessment prior to
commencement, a current Work with Vulnerable People registration
and a schedule 1 National Police Certificate (no older than 12

On commencement the successful
applicants will be required to undertake our structured
Safeguarding Children Training program.

Applications close Monday,
30th September 2019 at 6.00pm.

If you are interested in joining
our team, please click on the ‘apply on bigredsky’ link below
to commence your application. You will be required to submit a
cover letter and an up to date resume.


Division: SARC Work Type: Permanent - Full Time Published On: Thursday, September 05 2019 Closing Date: Monday, September 30 2019 Position No: 001098 Location: Hobart Metropolitan Apply for this job



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