Positions Vacant


Are you looking for an interesting challenge? Do you want to contribute to a worthwhile cause?

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia’s largest not-for-profit breastfeeding information and support service, providing information and support for more than 80,000 women each year.

Our current vacancies are listed below.

If you would like to know more about one of the roles or working with the Australian Breastfeeding Association please contact the Office Manager.


Web content manager

This is a volunteer role consisting of up to 10 hours per week.

As websites grow and offer more information, the web content manager is an increasingly vital role - combining organisation and writing skills with the necessary technical knowledge

Web content managers ensure that the content of a website is well-structured, easy to find, meets the needs of its audience by covering all necessary topics, and is kept up to date and accurate.  The content you'll manage will include web pages, images, videos, blog posts, guest articles, reviews and occasionally social media and marketing copy.

You'll sometimes produce copy and edit the site yourself, but will normally act as a coordinator, commissioner and project manager, overseeing the publication of work produced by other writers and editors.

You'll be skilled in content management systems (CMS) and will work with others to ensure the ABA website continues to meet the needs of the Association.

The role will consist of:

  • variable hours, usually between 5 and 10 hours per week
  • regular meetings with website contributors and other stakeholders
  • coordinating the work of different web contributors who might have different priorities or ideas. This can be challenging but also a good opportunity to understand the needs of the broader Association.
  • input into the future direction of the ABA website

As a web content manager, you'll need to:

  • manage the ABA website, working with developers and editors to ensure it is meeting the needs of the Association
  • conduct content audits to identify gaps and redundancies in the site content
  • create and implement content schedules for people to produce or update content
  • publish and edit web copy
  • review web analytics data to understand how users interact with our site
  • stay knowledgeable about your site's subject area.

Experience and skills required

You don't need a formal qualification to become our web content manager. However hands-on experience in a similar role is essential.

You'll need to be:

  • highly organised, with the ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • experienced with one or more CMS (ABA use Drupal and Civi CRM)
  • a willing and quick learner of new skills
  • strategic, and able to oversee large projects and coordinate the work of others
  • logical and analytical, with an ability to spot patterns, gaps and repetitions in web content
  • able to communicate confidently and clearly with a variety of stakeholders
  • technically minded, with an understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web technologies
  • preferably knowledgeable about the ABA website's users and needs

How to apply

To make a formal application, please send your resume and a covering letter addressing the experience and skills required to Paulina Browitt on paulina.browitt@breastfeeding.asn.au Please copy in Keith Anderson on keith.anderson@breastfeeding.asn.au since Paulina will be away for part of January. Please use Web content manager as your subject line.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on 21 January 2020

For further information, call Steve Miller on 0400 989 596.


Senior manager Branch support

This is a volunteer role consisting of 10 – 15 hours per week. 

Reporting to the Executive Leader of ABA as part of the senior management group, you will lead a team of highly experienced Branch Presidents and Working Group Coordinators by

  • mentoring and providing support to the team
  • facilitating communication between Branches, Working Groups and the National Operations team
  • meeting with BPs and WG coordinators at least 6 times a year
  • building and maintaining trust, cohesion and transparency with the team
  • assisting the team in development of breastfeeding services and materials
  • addressing issues with volunteers collaboratively with the team
  • play a lead role in managing the moderation of volunteers pages in social media
  • working with national operations team in national strategic planning and communicating with the team to ensure branch activities are in line with the strategic plan

Experience and skills required

To be successful in this role you possess

  • strong leadership and management skills, preferably in an ABA leadership role
  • excellent organisational skills including ability to manage workload, meet deadlines and prioritise tasks
  • ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships with stakeholders, including volunteers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • strong commitment to a collaborative team approach

How to apply

To make a formal application, please send your resume and a covering letter addressing the experience and skills required to Margaret Grove on margaret.grove@breastfeeding.asn.au using Branch support as your subject line.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on 25 January 2020

For further information, call Margaret Grove on 0414 773 714.


Non-executive directors

The ABA Constitution allows the Board to appoint up to 3 appointed Directors to the Board. ABA is seeking Directors to join a diverse and active Board for a two year term from 17 February 2020.

As a Non-Executive appointed Director you would be expected to:

  • Align with the mission, vision, and values of ABA
  • Have the time to commit to
    • 4 face to face Board meetings per year in Melbourne
    • 12 or more Board teleconference and Board sub-committee meetings, generally in the evenings
    • spending at least 2-3 hours a week responding to Board correspondence
    • representing the Board at ABA events
  • Be accountable to the ABA community, staff, volunteers and wider community for the effectiveness, integrity and viability of the organisation
  • Have a strong understanding of governance roles, duties, obligations and responsibilities
  • Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and be well organised
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to operate within a collaborative team environment.

We are seeking individuals with skills and experience across the following areas:

  • Finance (highly desirable)
  • Human resources
  • Public relations and communications
  • Legal
  • Risk management, compliance and not for profit governance experience
  • RTO compliance experience
  • Ability to be proactive and strategic, with a national focus
  • Preferably a good knowledge of the Australian Breastfeeding Association or similar volunteer based not for profit organisations
  • Preferably prior experience as a non-executive director

Please contact the President, Margaret Grove at margaret.grove@breastfeeding.asn.au for further information, or to submit an expression of interest. Please send your CV and a covering letter addressing the criteria and expressing why you are interested in the role.

Board of Directors information

ABA Director Position Description


Applications close: 5 pm Saturday 25 January 2020.

Contact: Margaret Grove margaret.grove@breastfeeding.asn.au