Employment

 

Director – Media and Communications (full time)

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Media and Communications will provide strategic leadership to, and lead, a high performing team to deliver the current PWDA strategic and business plans in order enhance the agency’s excellent reputation amongst people with disability, the government, media and all other key stakeholders, and increase its capacity in representing people with disability.

Specifically, the Director of Media and Communications is the media liaison and will provide PWDA with advice, innovation and direction for all aspects of PWDA’s media, communications, and campaign activities. Working alongside the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Media and Communications will lead the community response for PWDA, its membership and all people living with disability across Australia ensuring a positive representation of people with disability across Australia in matters of health, welfare, legal and social policy, and advocate to improve the health, and sustain the dignity, of PWD across Australia. This role is also responsible for growing an engaged PWDA Membership

  • Permanent full time 35 hours per week
  • Flexible work arrangement options available, including working from home. Note that there is an option to work from the PWDA head office if you are based in Sydney (when public health situation allows for return to office)
  • For more information about the role, and how to apply, please read the position description in Word oPDF. The position description contains Selection Criteria that we would like you to address in your application, and what is required to apply.
  • For any further information about this role, please contact Maja Bulut at recruitment@pwd.org.au, or on (02) 9370 3100.
  • Applications close at Friday 5 February 2021.

Manager – Speak Up Project – Identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position (part time)

The Manager, Speak Up Project, will coordinate all aspects of the project, including the proactive engagement strategy, community consultation, resource production, project administration and coordination among key stakeholders.

Speak Up project is a joint project of People with Disability Australia (PWDA), First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) and Australian Centre for Disability Law (ACDL). This project will utilise a specialist team, a cultural liaison overseen by FPDN, a specialist trainer and disability advocate overseen by PWDA’s Project Management team, peer educators from the local communities and a solicitor with specialist expertise in disability discrimination, as well as general areas of law, from ACDL.

  • Part time 21 hours per week,  flexible hours, contract until July 2023.
  • Working from home option from anywhere in NSW (with potential to work in the PWDA office in Surry Hills, depending on public health situation)
  • This is an identified position for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. In this role an applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997, as amended.
  • For more information about the role, and how to apply, please read the position description in Word or PDF. The position description contains Selection Criteria that we would like you to address in your application, and what is required to apply.
  • For any further information about this role, please contact Mel Harrison at melh@pwd.org.au, or on 0403 599 611.
  • Applications close at 9am, Wednesday 27 January 2021.

 

Project Officer/Advocate, Redress Project – Identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position (FT, PT options)

We are looking for someone who has great community connection skills, who can go into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and talk about the National Redress Scheme, and support people with disability to make applications to the Scheme.

The Project Officer/Advocate will listen to applicants’ stories of childhood sexual abuse and support them in conveying the required information to the Scheme in a way that ensures the best possible outcomes.

The Project Officer/Advocate will also help applicants access any support they may need before, during and after the application process. This can include psychological (counselling) support or individual advocacy support (to deal with practical problems like homelessness, poverty, discrimination, etc.)

  • Full time or part time, hours negotiable, contract until 30 June 2021.
  • Working from home option from anywhere in NSW (with potential to work in the PWDA office in Surry Hills, depending on public health situation). A combination of working from home and working in the office can also be negotiated.
  • This is an identified position for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. In this role an applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997, as amended.
  • For more information about the role, and how to apply, please read the position description in Word or PDF. The position description contains Selection Criteria that we would like you to address in your application, and what is required to apply.
  • For any further information about this role, please contact Karen Kobier at karenk@pwd.org.au, or on 0434 692 845.
  • Applications are being reviewed as they are submitted. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Recruitment Contact Details:

Email:              recruitment@pwd.org.au
Phone:             (02) 9370 3100 or 1800 422 015
TTY:                 1800 422 016

PLEASE NOTE that the PWDA offices will be closed from the 24th December 2020 until the 4th of January 2021.

If you need to submit your application in an alternative format, please contact Maja Bulut using the contact details above.

PWDA is a proud employer of people with disability, and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions. We are an EEO employer and we embrace the diversity of our people, such as diversity in disability, race, cultural background, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation or intersex status.