Project Coordinator - Access and Inclusion Project

Job No: VIN1202
Location: Woolloomooloo or Newcastle

  • Maximum term until end of June 2019; Full-time 38 hours per week
  • Based either in Woolloomooloo or Newcastle; involves travel to sites within Sydney Metro, Hunter and Central Coast
  • Current NSW Driver Licence is required
  • Generous salary packaging benefits that include a motor vehicle
  • People with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hands up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.


 About the Service

Ability Links NSW (ALNSW) is one of a number of decision-support resources available to assist people with disability. ALNSW works within local communities to assist people with disability, their families and carers to be valued and active members of their community. ALNSW works with communities to facilitate social and economic inclusion of people with disability.

The Role

The Access and Inclusion Project Coordinator is responsible for developing, facilitating and leading the roll-out of the Access and Inclusion Mapping Initiative across the Hunter/Central Coast and Sydney Metro South regions of Ability Links programs.  A key component of this role will be to develop a sustainable business model for the project which will include financial feasibility modeling and geographic rollout.

The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Managing the development and implementation of the project across multiple locations;
  • Coordinating the Projects Steering Committee, reviewing membership to incorporate external partners with specific skills and knowledge that would support the needs of the project.
  • Developing key strategic partnerships and networks to promote the development of the project
  • Managing all related financial administration of the project, including planning, monitoring and reporting of the allocated budget and ensuring expenditure is within stated budgetary guidelines and financial delegation policy;
  • Providing regular supervision to the project's Team Leader.

This role will report to the Special Works Manager.  Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or relevant experience in organisational or business related discipline
  • Experience in developing, managing and implementing business projects, policies or programs
  • Proven organisational, analytical and administrative skills
  • Proven communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Computer proficiency in using IT systems including Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
  • Experience in marketing, internal communications, social media or similar expertise
  • Capacity to adhere to the mission and ethos of the St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Capacity to travel regularly across the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney Metro South regions

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Belinda McDaid (Special Works Manager) quoting: Project Coordinator - Access and Inclusion (Ability Links) / VIN1202.

 Applications close at 11:30 pm on 21 October 2018

Please submit your application attaching your Resume including your

responses to the Essential Criteria outlined in the attached Position Description.

Information on how to apply.


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