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.

Executive Officer 

We are searching for an Executive Officer (EO) to lead ABA through the next stage of its journey. 

Founded in 1964, The Australian Breastfeeding Association is a national member-based grassroots peer support organisation committed to providing breastfeeding information, mother-to-mother support and the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. ABA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and, with over 1000 trained volunteers, offers services such as its 24-hour National Breastfeeding Helpline, LiveChat, local support groups and breastfeeding education classes.

ABA provides high quality information and education for health professionals through its professional membership and peer reviewed journal.

Key responsibilities include:

  • having overall responsibility for national office operations in accordance with ABA policies and in line with strategic objectives, or as directed by the Board.
  • working collaboratively with senior managers and Branch Presidents to utilise their expertise to promote the Association’s strategic aims, objectives, ethos and philosophy.
  • ensuring ABA delivers quality programs and activities to support service level agreement commitments and organisational priorities. 
  • actively supporting the volunteers and their work in Association services and programs.

Essential requirements of the position include:

  • demonstrated ability to work in a senior role with professional integrity and a broad experience of strategic and operational management.
  • demonstrated understanding of working with volunteers and promoting a work environment that empowers, motivates and develops the diverse talents of all employees and volunteers in a large grassroots member-based organisation.
  • demonstrated skills in problem solving and decision-making, including ability to respond to challenges with innovative well implemented solutions to a range of issues.
  • demonstrated high level of written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including the capacity to build and maintain networks and collaborate with others.
  • demonstrated willingness to embrace the organisation’s culture, ethos, policies and procedures.
  • having tertiary qualifications in a field related to the role.

We are an equal opportunity employer and gender and age are no barriers. For us it’s all about passion, teamwork and commitment.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Friday 3 April 2020

View the Position Description

Please apply to Margaret Grove, President at margaret.grove@breastfeeding.asn.au

Applicants must attach a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, their interest in the position, and a recent CV.

For further information relating to this position please contact Margaret Grove via the email shown above.

SEO Specialist - urgent, short term project

ABA is seeking the volunteer support of an SEO Specialist for our new Health Professionals website. This project will run until April 2020 and we expect 3 - 4 hours per week is required for this role. This role is open to non-members.

Key requirements

  • Prior experience in SEO
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively and strategically, and identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Experience with Google analytics
  • Experience with WordPress


  • Set up SEO across all components within the new website
  • Writing effective SEO content for blogs, pages and posts on the new site
  • Identifying powerful keywords to drive the most valuable traffic
  • Writing calls to action to convert visitors
  • Filling websites and other content with effective keywords
  • Developing link building strategies
  • Keeping updated on both white hat and black hat SEO strategies to stay within search engine guidelines
  • Educating the broader team on SEO best practice
  • Compiling and presenting SEO guidelines

To apply

  • Submit resume detailing your experience
  • Submit a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit

Email applications to bir@breastfeeding.asn.au with 'SEO' in the subject line ASAP.


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 to Senior Manager Operations Paulina Browitt on paulina.browitt@breastfeeding.asn.au Please copy in Keith Anderson on keith.anderson@breastfeeding.asn.au

Please use Web content manager as your subject line.

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