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Project Manager

Organisation : Blind Citizens Australia

Location : Australia (remotely from home)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Project Management

Sector : Community Development, Disabilities, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Hourly

Salary : SCHADS Level 6

Application closing date : 31 Jul, 2021

About the role

About you

Projects are your thing; you thrive on coming up with ideas and making them happen. You understand how to identify gaps and create opportunities that meet the need. Tight timeframes don’t bother you; they motivate you and you relish in meeting them.

While you’re someone who can just get in there and get the job done, you’re also a leader; you know how to support the people around you, to work with their strengths and bring their best to the forefront. You also love to collaborate, to share your ideas and incorporate the ideas of others to ensure that the ideas you come up with are the best they could possibly be.

The stuff you need to know

This is a 12-month, full time contract.

You will be developing and managing the delivery of Blind Citizens Australia’s “Eye to the Future 2.0” project, a 12-month project that focusses on increasing employment opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired through changing the perspectives of employers, recruiters and HR professionals.

Manage all aspects of project development, administration and records management including supervision of staff.

Manage the monitoring and reporting requirements for projects including data management and project evaluations.

You will work autonomously and make key decisions about the project. And be involved in the recruitment for the roles within the project.

You will be leading a small team of up to 5 other staff.

Duty Statement

  • Position Title: Project Manager – Eye to the Future
  • Duration: 12-months
  • Commitment: 37.5 hours per week
  • Renumeration: Paid under the SCHADS Award, Level 6
  • Reporting Relationships: The position reports to the General Manager – Projects and Engagement.
  • The Project Officer(s) – Eye to the Future, an administration assistant will report to you.
  • It is a requirement that all BCA staff and volunteers hold a current police check.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated ability to consult, negotiate effectively and develop networks with a range of stakeholders;
  2. Demonstrated high-level project management skills and proven capability to manage complex projects with multiple priorities and deadlines on time and on budget, within a not-for-profit environment;
  3. Experience in a team leader or management role, ideally in a remote working set up
  4. An understanding of the employment landscape for people who are blind or vision impaired.
  5. Strong grasp of technology, especially Microsoft Word and outlook
  6. High-level conceptual skills, including ability to solve complex problems;
  7. Highly-developed written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write clear and accurate reports as well as to present effectively to various audiences;
  8. A strong commitment to improving outcomes for people who are blind or vision impaired.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Blind Citizens Australia

About Blind Citizens Australia

Blind Citizens Australia is the national representative organisation of Australians who are blind or vision impaired.  Our mission is to achieve equity and equality by our empowerment, by promoting positive community attitudes, and by striving for high quality and accessible services which meet our needs.

We are a small but geographically diverse team working closely to achieve our mission. We thrive on communication, innovation, collaboration and making a difference in the lives of our members. We are a workforce made of 75% of people with disability, you will need to be comfortable working with, for and in partnership with all staff and stakeholders who are blind or vision impaired.

We enjoy supporting each other, making things happen and offer a diverse working experience.

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your resume and a cover letter, addressing the selection criteria to Sally Aurisch, General Manager of Projects and Engagement    

To enable people who use assistive technology to access your documents, we request you send them in Word format. Applications sent in PDF may not be considered.

For more information contact Sally Aurisch on 1800 033 660.

Please send your application by COB 31st July 2021.


Please quote in application: Project Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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