The Role

See below the vacancy and the responsibilities as well as the key skills required for the role.



Volunteer Framework Development Project Worker Community Programs

West Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Australia

Reference: 5322821

  • 0.8 FTE
  • Fixed term for 6 months, with possibility of extension
  • Tertiary qualifications in a social health / community related field
  • Experience and knowledge of volunteering frameworks in the community sector

About you

You are passionate about the opportunities volunteering can offer both individuals and the community and have extensive knowledge of volunteer principles and experience developing volunteer programs in the community sector. Your ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholder groups will be key to this role and you will have a welcoming, responsive and flexible approach to your work.

If this sounds like you, then keep reading, as we are currently recruiting to join our team.

About the role

The Volunteer Framework Development Project Officer will work within the Community Programs team to develop a volunteer framework specific to Banyule Community Health (BCH).

The framework will reflect BCH values and our strategic direction for 2020-2025, ensuring BCH develops a volunteer framework that is inclusive, sustainable and in line with BCH policies and procedures and the National Standards for Volunteering. The Volunteer Framework Development Project Officer will also be responsible for developing all relevant resources required to implement the framework and run the volunteer program.

The ability to form strong working relationships with all stakeholders (including current volunteer coordinators, volunteers, community members and BCH leadership) to help define the framework will be crucial to the success of this project. Extensive knowledge of diverse volunteer programs and principles and the National Standards for Volunteer will ensure the framework will support a robust, lively and best practice volunteer program for BCH volunteers and the BCH community.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in community development, social work or health related field
  • Working knowledge and experience of developing and implementing volunteer programs in the community sector
  • Working knowledge of the National Standards of Volunteering

About us

The Community Programs team aims to reduce health and social inequity by building the capacity of individuals and the community. Driven by principles of person centred care, self-management and community engagement, the team provides a range of programs across different population groups. Community Programs deliver dynamic and diverse services with demonstrable outcomes for marginalised and at risk populations, focusing on improving their health within a holistic perspective. The Quality Team works across BCH to lead systems and processes on strategic development, risk management, clinical governance, legislative compliance, quality assurance, accreditation, research and evaluation and communications.

BCH services are underpinned by social and public models of health.

Applications must meet address the key selection criteria.

For further information please contact Jo Southwell, LIFT Implementation and Capacity Building Coordinator on 0436 019 201

Banyule Community Health is an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring recruitment processes are fair to all candidates.

Please address key selection criteria in your cover letter, and attach your CV


Applications Close: 28 Jan 2021


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    Banyule Community Health employs over 200 workers, working alongside volunteers and students who are building their capacity to qualify as Health and Community Services support workers and service providers.

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