POSITION: Regional Coordinator (VIC)

Danny Chifley, 31st May 2021
Vision Australia Radio (VAR) seek a Regional Coordinator to facilitate the effective and efficient operation of services in Albury, Bendigo, Geelong and Shepparton.

This 3 day per week permanent part time role can be delivered by a candidate based in Melbourne or within one of the broadcast locations of the VAR Regional services. Please note that the successful candidate will need to undertake regular intra-state travel independently to fulfil this role.


The Vision Australia Radio Network provide news and information services to the blind, low vision and print disabled communities across Victoria, Southern New South Wales, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin. Vision Australia Radio regional services deliver reading programs and content from their local news sources and deliver other specialist programs of interest to their local community and across the VAR Network each day using local volunteers and resources.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Vision Australia Radio staff, Vision Australia Regional staff and VAR Regional Steering Committees to develop and maintain the VAR regional radio services and network
  • Assist VAR Programming team and Regional Steering Committees to deliver suitable program content
  • Provide effective training and technical support to VAR volunteers
  • To assist with recruitment, training, support and managing Vision Australia Radio Regional Radio volunteers
  • To ensure Vision Australia Radio Regional Services are adequately resourced as required
  • To facilitate the on-going training and performance management of all volunteers
  • To act as a reliable source of communication between VAR management and volunteers
  • Other duties as required by the Manager – Vision Australia Radio Network
  • Maintain a safe workplace by ensuring staff, volunteers and clients receive adequate information, training and instruction on WHS. Provide adequate supervision to all persons on Vision Australia sites and events and ensure all safety issues are reported and addressed

Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators will be clearly defined through the performance planning process.

Essential Job Competencies

  • Relevant broadcast training qualification or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to work with volunteers to achieve positive outcomes
  • Solid track record in broadcasting covering program preparation and production, story selection, scriptwriting, interviewing techniques
  • Technical proficiency in sound recording, editing and studio equipment
  • Well-developed administrative skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills and the ability to build relationships and negotiate successful outcomes
  • Ability to work without supervision and as part of a team
  • Self-management skills, setting priorities and organising work in an environment of competing priorities
  • Able to undertake regular intra-state travel independently
  • Capacity to communicate and promote the values and approach of Vision Australia

Organisational Values

The expectation that we set is that our workforce understands and models our values and behaviours in everything they do 100% of the time.

  • Person-Centred - We measure our success in terms of outcomes for our clients.
  • Accountable - We hold ourselves responsible for what we do and don’t do.
  • Collaborative - We work well together and with others to deliver the best possible outcomes.
  • Commercially Focussed - We work efficiently and responsibly to sustain and grow our services and influence.
  • Agile - We will adapt, learn and innovate to have a positive impact in a changing environment.

Vision Australia environment

Many Vision Australia employees work with Seeing Eye Dogs and all employees are likely to have contact with working dogs.

Employment is subject to the Organisation receiving a National Police Record Check and if relevant, a Working with Children Check or QLD Blue Card or Vulnerable Persons (ACT) check.

Reports to: Manager – Vision Australia Radio Network

Review of Job Description

This job description will be reviewed in line with the performance planning and appraisal process.

Applications close Friday 11 June 2021

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