Event Coordinator - Fred's Place Community Sleepout

Job No: VIN866
Location: Lismore, NSW

  • Casual work on a as needs basis
  • Based at Fred's Place in Tweed Heads, NSW; with travel to other locations as required
  • Current NSW Driver Licence

About the Organisation

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a member and volunteer based organisation that has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has close to 100 Special Works across the State in the areas of homelessness, mental health, disability, financial counselling, supported accommodation, food provision, refugees and migrants and addiction counselling.  Our work is funded by all levels of government, the generous support we receive from the community and our 250 Retail Centres across NSW.

 The Society’s Mission, Vision, Aspiration, and Key Values http://www.vinnies.org.au/page/About/Mission__Vision .

Service Overview       

Fred’s Place operates as a daytime homeless care and support service (with no on-site accommodation) for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Tweed Heads region. It provides a range of intervention and prevention services from basic personal needs to a range of integrated professional ‘in house’ support services and/or outreach services as needed.

About the Role                                   

The Event Coordinator (Fred’s place Community Sleepout) will coordinate the 2018 Fred’s Place Community Sleepout fundraising event.  The role will develop and implement strategies to increase participation in this year's Sleepout and also promote community awareness of Fred’s Place and homelessness in general.  To achieve this role's objectives,  the Event Coordinator will work closely with Lismore Central Council's Communication Manager and the Fundraising & Communications team at State Support Office in Sydney. Read more about this role.

What you need to be successful in this role

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or significant experience in event management
  • Demonstrated success in achieving significant fundraising revenue
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build a good rapport with key stakeholders
  • Well-developed problem solving skills
  • Strong organisational skills, work within budget and meet strict deadlines
  • Well-developed computer and IT skills
  • Commitment to the spirit and philosophy of the Society, including the principles and practices of social justice
  • Current Australian Drivers’ Licence

Employment Conditions

The conditions of employment are governed by the Social Community Homecare & Disability Services Award (SCHADS) (“the Award”) and the position is classified as Social and Community Services Employee Level 5 (Transitional).   The hourly rate for this level starts from $35.78 to $37.78 (depending on qualifications) plus casual loading where applicable.

What we offer

  • By joining one of Australia’s largest and leading charities, you will be working in an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives.
  • Training and development opportunities

Pre-employment Clearances

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks that include two (2) reference checks, a Health Declaration and National Criminal History Check. You will also be required to present evidence of right to work in Australia.

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Prior to employment, you will be required to have a Working with Children Check, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People  .

How to Apply:

Applications will include the following:

  • A cover letter with Claims to the Essential Criteria
    The claims to the essential criteria is required for your application.  Please address the essential (selection) criteria (listed in the position description) by explaining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet them.  Please also provide information why you are applying for this role.

  •   Current curriculum vitae: This will include your qualifications & trainings; work history with a brief description of duties for each role; Referees - at least two (2) e.g. persons you report to who can comment on your work experience. Please provide name and contact details (work and mobile phone numbers; email address).  Or please be prepared to provide details when requested

Apply online - follow the prompts below.  Please ensure that you attach the required documents that include the Claims to the Essential (Selection) Criteria listed in the position description.

If you have questions about this role, please contact Linda Williams (Special Worker Manager - Lismore Central Council) by email linda.williams@vinnies.org.au  with subject line Event Coordinator - Fred's Place Community Sleepout /VIN866.  Questions about the application process, email to hr@vinnies.org.au .  (Note:  We do not accept applications sent by email.)

 Applications close at 11:30 pm on 16 March 2018

 St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The Society is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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