We currently have two very exciting opportunities to contribute at the national peak body for volunteering:
Working at Volunteering Australia
How To Apply:
Applications should include:
- a brief cover letter addressing all the Essential Skills and Experience (selection criteria);
- a copy of your resume; and
- the names and contact details of two work-related referees.
Email applications to Mrs Maddie Tickner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note all staff at Volunteering Australia are required to complete a Working with Vulnerable People, and Police Check prior to employment. This will be organised by Volunteering Australia for the successful applicant. To obtain a copy of our policy, or to have a confidential discussion about any concerns you may have, please contact email@example.com
National Strategy Director
Overview of the Position
The National Strategy Director’s primary responsibility is to plan and manage the Establishment Phase (Year One) of the National Strategy for Volunteering (2023 – 2033).
The National Strategy for Volunteering was developed through a 12-month co-design process with the volunteering ecosystem. It is Australia’s first National Strategy for Volunteering in a decade, providing a ten-year blueprint for a reimagined future for volunteering in Australia.
The National Strategy for Volunteering includes four deliverables in the Establishment Phase:
- Development of a Governance Blueprint
- Co-design of the first three-year Action Plan
- Development of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
- Development of a Model for Shared Accountability for Implementation
The National Strategy Director will be responsible for planning and managing the four Establishment Phase deliverables and any associated work. The National Strategy Director will work in partnership with the National Strategy Adviser, building on work undertaken during the co-design phase in 2022. The position will also include up to two direct reports.
This role is suited to someone with a diverse skillset across project management, stakeholder engagement, policy and advocacy, and marketing and communications.
Hours of work: 38 hours per week (full-time)
Classification and Annual Salary: Dependent on skills and experience of incumbent. Level 7 or Level 8 under the Social Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award ($104,875 – $118,265 + super)
Contract Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension (dependent on funding)
- Manage and deliver the Establishment Phase of the National Strategy for Volunteering.
- Define deliverables against the four Establishment Phase initiatives.
- Lead and coordinate the National Strategy for Volunteering Project Team.
- Develop and monitor project management plans and associated documentation including project schedules, stakeholder engagement plans, and risk management plans.
- Build and maintain stakeholder relationships in partnership with the National Strategy Adviser.
- Develop and oversee stakeholder engagement activities, including drafting defined inputs and outputs.
- Manage the provision and development of resources, processes, and policies to progress implementation of deliverables.
Essential skills and experience
- Extensive experience in managing and delivering complex, multi-stakeholder projects.
- Experience and/or working knowledge of the volunteering ecosystem.
- Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including strong attention to detail.
- Experience building and maintaining effective relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Exemplary time management and prioritisation skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Proficiency in using ICT, including maintaining accurate and timely records.
Email applications due no later than 11:59pm Tuesday 29 March 2023.
Download the National Strategy Director Position Description.
Overview of the Position
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation which strives to do better and be better. The Finance Manager will form part of the Volunteering Australia’s Executive Team which currently comprises of the CEO, Deputy CEO and Policy Director, and the Governance and Operations Manager. In accordance with Volunteering Australia’s corporate policies and procedures and under the strategic direction of the Board of Governance and the CEO, the Finance Manager will provide accounting, financial management and corporate services to Volunteering Australia.
This role is suited to someone who understands the importance of stakeholder engagement and cross-portfolio cooperation. We are looking for someone with a ‘can-do’ attitude who is happy with doing both operational and strategic work (as this position is the sole finance position in the organisation).
Note – We would be willing to consider reduced part-time hours and the addition of a Finance Officer to the team for the right candidate.
Hours of work: 25 hours per week (negotiable)
Annual Salary: $110,000 (full-time equivalent, prorated based on part-time hours) + super
- Implement and maintain best practice accounting and financial management systems, processes, controls and statutory requirements for VA, including the following:
- Bank reconciliations and reconciling debit cards.
- Process account payables and receivables in a timely manner.
- Review and maintain chart of account.
- Prepare timely monthly financial reports, including financial statements, budget variance reports, and cash flow forecasts.
- Along with the CEO present financial reports to the Finance and Audit Committee and Board including coordination and secretariat for that committee.
- Prepare and process payroll, including associated entitlements, award changes, taxation, and superannuation obligations.
- Manage compliance with statutory financial requirements, including GST, FBT and BAS returns.
- Review and update financial policies and procedures to ensure they align with best practice.
- Review and monitor term deposits to meet cash flow requirements.
- Work with the CEO to develop and manage budgets.
- Work with other members of the Executive team on cross-portfolio matters, including the operational plan and strategic planning activities.
- Prepare end of year financial statements for audit and liaise with auditors as required.
- Other duties as required.
- Demonstrated experience in accounting.
- Familiarity with Fringe Benefits Tax legislation and its application.
- Tertiary qualifications in finance or related field.
- Strong stakeholder engagement skills.
- Proven ability to consistently manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines without supervision.
- Advanced excel capabilities.
- Experience in Xero accounting system is highly desirable.
- CPA and CA Qualifications will be highly regarded.
This role is available now, and this listing will remain active until we find a suitable candidate.
Download the Finance Manager Position Description.