Community Organiser, Quality and Service Development


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Job Posted: 11/07/2018

Job Category:

Marketing / Communications

Job description:
Reference: 4248626
  • Part time (.6) FTE, ongoing opportunity based in Fairfield
  • Be part of a large, recognised provider of mental health and disability services in Australia
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Generous salary and salary packaging benefits available

About this opportunity

Under the support and direction of the Advocacy and Community Education Manager, the Community Organiser will be working closely with the Consultant- Advocacy and Leadership, and the Communications, Marketing and Fundraising teams in contributing to the development and implementation of grassroots campaigns and organising strategies in line with Wellways advocacy strategy and strategic plan. The incumbent will be responsible for meaningful involvement of community supporters in grassroots advocacy campaigns, forums and consultations.

This role forms part of the Quality and Service Development (Q&SD) team. This is a part time role (0.6) for an experienced professional having a strong understanding or proven track record of working in advocacy, community organising and campaigning, ideally in a not-for-profit environment or with a community based organisation.

About you

As the ideal candidate you will possess the following:

  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in advocacy, community organising and campaigning
  • Ability to engage and develop relationships with activated community members and local networks
  • Knowledge and understanding of grassroots campaigning
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience in recruiting, training and managing volunteers/ community supporters
  • Strong training and facilitation skills
  • Satisfactory, current National Police Check and Working with Children Check (or willing to obtain prior to commencement)

The successful applicant will have a good grasp of using effective digital communications methods with excellent ability to problem-solve and provide innovative solutions.

About Wellways

Wellways Australia is a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring all Australians lead active and fulfilling lives in their community. We work with individuals, families and the community to help them imagine and achieve better lives. We advocate for change to make sure people can access the best possible care and information when they need it. We provide a wide range of services and assistance for people with mental health issues, disabilities, youth and older Australians and those requiring community care.

How to apply

To apply and to download a copy of the position description please visit our careers website at

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact: Rachael Lovelock, Advocacy and Community Education Manager on 0438 507 166

Applications close 25 July 2018

Wellways Australia Limited is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for roles within Wellways must undergo a screening process prior to their successful appointment.


Applications Close: 25 Jul 2018