Careers at yourtown

Project Manager

Job no: 493230
Work type: Maximum Term (Full-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: Milton
Categories: Information Technology

yourtown is a charity with services young people can access to find jobs, learn skills, become great parents and live safer, happier lives.

yourtown is currently undertaking one of the boldest and most ambitious digital and business transformations in Australia. With the experience and needs of young people keenly in focus and guiding our designs, yourtown is undertaking an enterprise wide transformation program to forever change the way we help children and young people.

About the Role

The Project Manager position is a new 4-month contract working within the portfolio team at yourtown, based at Milton. You will be responsible for leading the end-to-end lifecycle of various projects within the Digital and Technology Portfolio including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing projects. You will have previous project management experience in technology/ digital, excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with various stakeholders within the organization and high level written and verbal communication skills. This is a hands on project management role that will encompass the end to end tasks necessary to implement technology (e.g Audio Visual equipment) into the yourtown Head Office.

Your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Manage projects across the full project lifecycle through defined phases and stage gate approvals
  • Develop detailed project plans, articulating business drivers; future state vision; key objectives, milestones and timelines; and measures of success including timeframes for key milestones
  • Negotiate with and co-ordinate vendors to deliver technology solutions
  • Establish clear ownership for project tasks and coordinate the project team to ensure the correct sequence of work is prioritised and resolving dependencies between team members to ensure effective delivery of outcomes
  • Identify, document and manage project risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies
  • Develop all communication and reporting requirements to stakeholders to ensure they are kept up-to-date with priorities, challenges and opportunities
  • Develop and foster relationships with the project team and key stakeholders using effective negotiation, mediation and influencing skills when required to ensure the smooth running of projects

About you

We’re looking for candidates with:

  • Accredited tertiary or professional qualifications in a relevant field
  • 5+ years’ work experience within a commercial environment with demonstrable experience managing technical projects through the full project lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering large-scale, complex projects, developing, and implementing creative solutions.  
  • Proven interpersonal skills with experience engaging and influencing key stakeholders to achieve optimal business outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and inspire diverse teams of technical and generalist staff and coaching them to achieve excellence in their service offering
  • Highly developed interpersonal, negotiation, facilitation, stakeholder engagement and influencing skills, across organisational levels and a variety of sectors
  • Advanced experience and competence in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, especially MS Project along with Sharepoint and capability to learn new systems quickly


Benefits offered at yourtown:

  • Access to salary packaging arrangements (boost your take-home pay!)
  • Flexible hybrid working arrangements (at least 2 days a week working from home)
  • Free membership to our wellbeing program including apps such as CALM & Centr
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • A supportive workforce with coaching and development opportunities
  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Corporate rates local gym access

With a big agenda, a big brand profile and a compelling mission, and in an organisation small enough (but with great reach!) to make a real difference, this is an opportunity to do something incredible for your career and for children and young people.

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check. 

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment. 

Contact: Louisa Gilbert - Talent Acquisition Specialist on

In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"   

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