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Organisation : Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)

Location : Victoria Region (Geelong, Victoria)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Disabilities

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 21 Mar, 2019

About the Role

  • Do you have experience working with small businesses and can solve problems in innovative ways?
  • Interested in using your influencing and relationship management skills to build the confidence of businesses to hire a more diverse workforce?

The Diversity Field Officer Service, led by the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) works to support small and medium sized businesses (5<200 employees) to increase their ‘disability confidence’ to employ people with disability across Greater Geelong and the Bellarine. Up to 110 workplaces, with a focus on the tourism and hospitality sectors will be supported over the next 17 months (until June 2020), with an evaluation undertaken by Deakin University.

We are seeking to recruit a Diversity Field Officer with exceptional interpersonal skills to join our existing team.

Working within a small team, you will identify and canvas new businesses to join the service, work with each business to identify barriers and opportunities to increase accessibility and employment pathways, and develop a customised set of recommendations with practical steps to increase the inclusion of people with disability. 

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have excellent relationship management, influencing and negotiation skills with at least five years’ commercial sector experience
  • Be a creative problem solver who can ask all of the right questions and gather information to develop customised solutions for each business
  • Genuinely value the inclusion of people with disability within the open workforce

For more information, PD, and how to apply, please visit this link. 

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations is the peak organisation in the disability sector representing people with lived experience of disability. Our member organisations are run by people with lived experience of disability. AFDO works to develop a community where people with disability can participate in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life. This includes genuine participation in mainstream community life, the development of respectful and valued relationships, social and economic participation and the opportunity to contribute as valued citizens.

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