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Our team is making a real difference in the lives of people with disability.

People who work at PWDA are passionate about disability rights, equality for all and making the world a better place for people with disability.

The PWDA team is made up of a diverse range of talented and driven professionals employed in meaningful work that challenges, inspires and makes a real difference in many people’s lives.

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.

Current vacancies

Senior Manager NSW Policy


PWDA is looking for a dynamic innovative Senior Manager NSW Policy. Join the senior team at PWDA to lead a passionate, high-performing, and agile NSW Policy team at this disability confident organisation!

PWDA’s policy function aims to influence positive change in those structural, legislative, or systemic issues that adversely affect the interests of people with disability. This includes engagement in law reform, policy analysis and advice; sector representation and coordination; training; legal advocacy; research; and capacity building programs aimed at increasing the self-representation of identified groups of people with disability. The program is conducted within NSW, nationally and internationally.

The Senior Manager NSW Policy is responsible for managing PWDA’s NSW systemic advocacy function and implementing the NSW Strategy. The role will also work with the senior team to deliver on strategic objectives and plans while maintaining a high level of professional output. The Senior Manager NSW Policy is also responsible for working collaboratively with PWDA’s national systemic advocacy, individual advocacy and media and communications functions to address and raise awareness of systemic issues and increase PWDA’s public profile.


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Submit your application by emailing your CV and cover letter addressing selection criteria to If you need to submit your application in an alternative format, please contact us: email:, phone: (02) 9370 3100 or 1800 422 015

For more information about this role: Carolyn Hodge, Deputy CEO, PWDA

Email: using the subject line: ‘Senior Manager NSW Policy enquiry’.

Phone: (02) 9370 3100 or 1800 422 015

Applications close: 5:00pm AEST, Tuesday 3 October 202

Aboriginal Advocate Redress

ABOUT THE ROLE People with Disability Australia (PWDA) provide confidential and free support to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse with disability who are considering applying for Redress across Australia. The Aboriginal Advocate Redress will, in collaboration with the Manager Advocate Redress, conduct research, stakeholder and community engagement to support people with disability who face barriers to access the scheme. This role will be focused on community engagement within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and the ability to travel is essential for the role. This role will also provide as required: information, support, assisted referrals, and individual advocacy to people with disability nationally, who are survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and who are seeking redress through the National Redress Scheme, or alternative avenues.


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This is an identified Aboriginal Position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent. Exemption is claimed under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the Selection Criteria.

Executive Officer


PWDA is looking for a dynamic, innovative, and highly organised Executive Officer to support the CEO and Deputy CEO, to enable them to focus on core business matters and external stakeholder engagement by providing high-level administrative and operational advice and support and contributing to the development of stakeholder relationships. The Executive Officer has primary responsibility for PWDA’s Board of Directors and acts as the key organisational contact point for board members. This role also provides operational support to the Senior Management team as required.


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