Contract Manager, Out of Home Care Services. Permanent Full Time - Perth

Life Without Barriers

WA: Perth
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  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Monthly RDOs and access to NFP salary sacrifice options via Maxxia 
  • Hybrid work between home and our Leederville office

About the Organisation

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

We are excited to announce the newly created role of Contract Manager at Life Without Barriers. The purpose of the role will be to report on contractual performance and financial tracking to ensure we are meeting our service agreement obligations for our Residential and Family Base Care, Out of Home Care Services.

 The role will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on performance against contract requirement, providing funding updates to the senior leadership team and interpreting contract provisions, to ensure we are compliant and up to date with any policy or procedure changes in the funding models.  The incumbent is also responsible for providing internal support to teams to understand contractual requirements and opportunities and assisting to address more complex funding issues. This role will work closely with our senior leadership team and will be a main point of contact for our funding provider.

This position is being offered as permanent, full-time position based in Leederville, with access to salary packaging and a hybrid work environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with other State Managers and Regional Directors to improve processes and overcome obstacles
  • Monitor, report upon and champion performance against contracted requirements.  
  • Maintain regular contact with and develop positive relationships with key stakeholders (internal/external)
  • Interpret contract provisions and provide advice to operational managers, directors and other state and national teams staff on contractual issues to ensure compliance with contract. Together with Regional Directors, monitor and maintain systems and procedures within state to monitor compliance with contract provisions.
  • Support the Director, Child Youth and Family with contract negotiations between Life Without Barriers and funding providers as required.
  • Support senior leadership to identify and manage contract related risks.
  • Provide accurate data and regular reporting on key performance indicators, including permanency outcomes.

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in human services, and/or relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience working in a complex contract and reporting environment
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting contact provisions and providing advice to operational areas
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing business correspondence and report writing in line with government frameworks
  • High level of personal and professional integrity, honesty and the ability to apply these principles
  • Demonstrated experience in managing competing priorities and to deliver high quality outcomes within agreed timeframes
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake analysis of data, draw conclusions and implement systems improvements.
  • Demonstrated ability to hold contract negotiations while maintaining a positive relationship with stakeholders
  • Proven experience in building and managing relationships with key stakeholders from government agencies, accrediting bodies and NGOs 

All positions within Life Without Barriers will be required to undergo probity checks including criminal record checks and working with children check.


  • An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, including mobile phone and laptop + non-for-profit tax reduction options.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. 

Current application closing date is 19th of January 2024

To be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (

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