Careers | The Benevolent Society

IT Development Team Leader

  • Dynamic, full-time position based at our National Office in Glebe
  • Attractive remuneration package will be negotiated!
  • Flexible, friendly organisation, WFH & Hybrid work options available!
  • Use your development and team-leading skills to make a difference in people’s lives

The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: children, young people, and their families; First Nations Australians; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way. We use our practice wisdom to mobilise social movements that advocate for anyone in need and create social change.

About the role

As part of the Information Technology team, this hands-on position will lead the development team to ensure that applications are up and performing as required, application development and management processes are continuously improved, service delivery meets all internal and external standards and expectations, and more!


As the Development Team Leader, you will lead the development team to achieve key outcomes in line with compliance standards, and

  • Monitor and optimise applications to ensure an appropriate level of performance is achieved
  • Provide technical knowledge and guidance to enable and facilitate testing and release activities
  • Maintain, develop, document and store specialist technical knowledge for responsible core applications
  • Supervise and maintain standards for application sizing and performance
  • Provide guidance for:
    • Proactive development for enterprise applications
    • Production of intuitive solutions requiring little or no training
    • Analysis of root causes and provide a permanent fix solution or workaround
  • Develop and maintain relations with key internal and external stakeholders, business owners, SMEs of applications, and clients
  • Identify key areas for process improvement in the provision of applications development and management

Our Benefits   

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:   

  • Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay
  • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.   
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.   
  • Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years    
  • Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.    
  • Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth 

Skills and experience

We want you to be successful in your new role! This means you will have:

  • Team leadership experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in IT or equivalent experience
  • Strong knowledge of enterprise application development, Integration, and Analytics & Reporting
  • A background developing in the Microsoft stack and/or Salesforce
  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in:
    • Application performance tuning, integration, and testing
    • Building standards for software development across a variety of platforms/arenas
    • Implementing internal structures and processes to manage the efficient use of resources
    • Putting together automated processes for recording developers' time on multiple projects for charge back, reporting and efficiency metrics purposes
  • Expert understanding of configuring data sources and configuration files
  • Broad IT Generalist experience across systems
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, relationship-building skills, and reporting skills, working with both technical and business teams
  • Ability to work under pressure and ambiguity

Apply today!

To apply please follow the link and submit your current CV along with a 1 page cover letter discussing your reasons for applying and suitability for the role

Have any questions? Contact Rashmi on Rashmi.Pallam@benevolent.org.au

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.