POSITION: Coordinator of Volunteers - Radio

Danny Chifley, 21st February 2022
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Do you want to make a difference and become a part of a team that supports a future where people who are blind or have low vision can live an independent life they choose? If so, then this might be the perfect role for you!

About Vision Australia 

Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. We work in partnership with Australians who are blind or who have low vision to achieve the possibilities they choose in life.

The Vision Australia Radio Network incorporates ten community radio stations across Victoria, southern New South Wales, Adelaide and Perth and five digital radio services.

About who Vision Australia support

Vision Australia provides services to more than 25,500 people clients from 35 Vision Australia centres in Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia; and through outreach programs in the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

About the role

  • Attract, recruit, train, support and manage Vision Australia Radio (VAR) Adelaide volunteers. This includes volunteers who have the lived experience of blindness or low vision.
  • Ensure VAR Adelaide is adequately resourced by volunteers who have been trained to competent levels in required areas.
  • Ensure all administrative tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner in line with best possible practice and VA policy and procedure.
  • Collaborate with the VAR Network team in consultation with the Adelaide Programming Coordinator to develop and maintain the VAR Adelaide services and network and suitable program content.

View the Position Description for this role

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in volunteer workforce coordination and management.
  • Relevant qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in delivery of training programs and management of complex rosters.
  • Relevant experience in community, not-for-profit, disability services or community radio sector.
  • An understanding and appreciation of specifics when dealing with people who have the lived experience of blindness or low vision.

Benefits of working at Vision Australia

  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Exciting career paths
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities

Salary Packaging

  • With the offer of Salary Packaging, you can use some of your salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you pay less tax and have more money to spend. That’s because your salary packaging money is deducted first and then your tax is calculated on the remaining amount.

Find out more about Salary Packaging

Contact

If you have any questions about the role, please contact the below Hiring Manager.

Name: Conrad Browne

Email: Conrad.Browne@visionaustralia.org

Compliance

Vision Australia is committed to do all that is reasonable to ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of clients (including children); their families; the community; staff and volunteers; and any other person entering Vision Australia’s workplace. Police checks, state working with children checks, NDIS Worker Screening checks and Professional Registrations form part of Vision Australia’s probity screening standards ensuring that quality services are provided in a safe environment.

To apply

If this sounds like a great fit for you then please complete our online application process.

Applications should consist of a full resume and a cover letter. Please note pdf documents are not accepted for accessibility reasons.

For more information about working at Vision Australia go to www.visionaustralia.org/careers.

Vision Australia highly encourage applications from candidates who are blind or have low vision.

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