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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.

National Volunteer Support Officer - Paid Position

Reporting to the Senior Manager Helpline Services & Volunteer Support, the purpose of this role is to coordinate volunteer support programs that develop and maintain a sustainable, motivated and well supported volunteer workforce.

This position will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with a committed and passionate team of volunteers and paid staff in a high achieving and rewarding team environment. 

Whilst this role to be ideally based at ABA’s national office in Melbourne, the opportunity for flexible work arrangements can be discussed. Employment is for 22.5 hours a week and can be flexible to suit school hours.

Selection criteria

To be successful in this role it is essential that you have:

  • Either a three year degree (any relevant field) with two years experience in volunteer support and program coordination OR a Certificate IV in Coordination of Volunteer Programs with substantial years of relevant experience
  • Strong people skills including the proven ability to build and maintain positive, productive relationships with volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, engage, consult, collaborate and negotiate with volunteers and paid staff members
  • Strong organisational, planning and time management skills with an ability to prioritise and manage workload, work independently, meet deadlines and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Ability to work as part of team and contribute to the motivation and achievement of team goals

All applications must address the selection criteria as outlined above to be considered for this role. Applications with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a resume should be uploaded through SEEK here.

As this role is to be filled ASAP, all applications will be considered immediately upon submission and interviews carried out promptly.

For a full Position Description please see attachment at the bottom of this page.

Essence Editor – Volunteering Opportunity for an ABA member

The Breastfeeding Information and Research team is looking for a new Essence editor. 

Skill requirements

Potential candidates for this role will:

  • Have strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Have high level interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be self-motivated, with the ability to prioritise workload, meet deadlines and be well organised.

Experience in publishing/editing roles is desirable as is a Certificate IV in Breastfeeding Education. 

Time commitment

The average time required for this role is 20 hours per month. Some months will require 5 to 10 hours and others up to 40 hours (to meet publication deadlines). 

Expressions of interest

Support will be provided by the current Essence editor for the new person taking on this role. To find out more or express your interest, please contact Naomi Hull naomi.hull@breatsfeeding.asn.au indicating why you’re interested and please attach your CV.

Position Description is attached at the bottom of this page.

Casual Administrative Officer SANT Branch Office - Paid Position

SANT Branch is seeking a Casual Administrative Officer to support the work of the branch office, based at 295 South Terrace, Adelaide. The position is casual and needed to provide leave cover. Please see the attached Position Description for details of the role.

For any enquiries please contact the SANT Branch President Wendy Bruge at santbp@breastfeeding.asn.au. Please use the subject line "Casual Administrative Officer SANT"

To apply, please forward a covering letter (one page maximum) along with a CV to santbp@breastfeeding.asn.au with the subject line "Casual Administrative Officer SANT". Applications close at 5pm on Friday 3rd of September.

Administrative Assistant – National Support Office - Volunteering Opportunity

The administrative team based at the National Support Office in South Melbourne is looking for volunteer support with a range of administrative tasks. The role will suit trainees to apply as volunteer hours or other volunteers wanting to apply their skills in this way. The commitment will be tailored to suit the availability of volunteers and their interests and skills. The type of tasks you could apply your skills to could include:

  • Assisting with despatch of resources
  • Processing online orders
  • Helping with the Breastfeeding Welcome Here mailouts
  • Updating registers
  • Working with Excel spreadsheets
  • Database updates
  • Customer engagement either by email or telephone

These tasks are suggestions and the role could include any one or multiple of the listed tasks. The role will be based at the office in South Melbourne, though there could be work from home tasks if the circumstances required or suited (such as during lockdowns). 

Training will be provided and can be used for personal skill development and for potential inclusion on your CV. To find out more or express your interest, please contact Paulina Browitt on 0408 019 338 or at paulina.browitt@breastfeeding.asn.au 

Thank you for your interest in working with the Australian Breastfeeding Association!