The Shepherd Centre was awarded the Employer of Choice Award at the 2015 NSW Chamber Business Awards. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and effectiveness, qualities that we believe come from a healthy work/life balance.
Our flexible working arrangements and family-friendly culture enables our expert staff to perform at their best. We have approximately 50 staff based at our five centres in Newtown, Macquarie, Liverpool, Wollongong and Canberra.
The range of skills and breadth of experience among our staff – encompassing Clinical, Communications and Fundraising and Support – enables The Shepherd Centre to provide world-class programs to children and families, raise strong support and awareness, and continue to deliver outstanding services.
Clinical program staff are at the front line of our work. Our clinicians are highly experienced and are among the best in the world. Our multidisciplinary clinical team consists of: Listening & Spoken Language Specialists; Audiologists; Child & Family Counsellors; Speech Pathologists; Teachers of the Deaf; Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists (ENTs); Research Assistants; and Pre-School Directors and Assistants.
Communications and Fundraising staff help to create further awareness of The Shepherd Centre. Our team works with a variety of supporters and donors, from individuals and large organisations to trusts and foundations. As The Shepherd Centre must fund the majority of its programs and services through fundraising, these roles are vital for the organisation to continue its work.
Support roles ensure The Shepherd Centre is able to continue to deliver its world class services to children and families. These roles encompass a range of skills including IT, Administration, Finance and Human Resources.
Positions vacant at The Shepherd Centre will be listed below. When available, please click on a link to download a PDF position information document.
- Fabulous team environment and supportive workplace
- Leading children’s charity in convenient inner-city location
- Exciting new role
The Shepherd Centre is a leading not-for-profit organisation helping children with hearing loss learn to listen and speak. We are currently recruiting for a newly created position of Marketing and Communications Coordinator reporting to the Senior Communications Manager.
We are experiencing an exciting period of growth and are looking for someone who has qualifications and skills in a wide range of marketing and communications including online content creation, PR support, writing and editing a variety of communications and website management.
Key responsibilities include:
- Research and develop content for a variety of communications channels including social media, web and media.
- Produce regular newsletters to different stakeholder groups.
- PR support for events and awareness initiatives including Father of the Year, Loud Shirt Day and our ambassador program.
- Monitoring of online advertising and preparing relevant reports to support communications strategy.
We are looking for an experienced marketing and communications coordinator who is keen to be part of a fun but hard-working team that is making a difference to the lives of others. Ideally, you will have a minimum or 2-3 years’ experience preferably in the not-for-profit sector but of course, we’d love to hear from you if you have the right skills set!
You are passionate and able to get on with the job without fuss. You enjoy working across the full spectrum of the marketing and communications function and have excellent writing skills, attention to detail, exceptional organisational skills and are adept at social media and website management.
Ideally you’ll come with qualifications in marketing, communications or journalism as well as proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and are looking for a role that you can develop as your own.
This is a full-time permanent position based in the vibrant suburb of Newtown in Sydney’s Inner West. The Shepherd Centre supports its staff through flexible work practices including a nine-day fortnight. As a not-for-profit organisation, staff are entitled to attractive salary-packaging options.
All applicants must have the right to work in Australia. Employment is subject to a working with children check.
Please submit both your resume and a cover letter which outlines your proficiency in relation to the role to [email protected]. Applications close Monday 7th May 2018. Please refer to the position description here.
The Shepherd Centre seeks a volunteer Grants Assistant to work within our Fundraising & Communications team. The role is part-time, ideally 12 hours over two days per week, with flexible working hours to suit the right candidate. Students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. We’re looking for someone with great research skills, CRM/database experience, an interest in philanthropy, a sense of creativity and an enthusiasm for working on fundraising campaigns that change the lives of children with hearing loss. The Shepherd Centre is a child and family-friendly charity with a sense of fun, and we’re looking for someone who can help us unlock more generous support from trusts, foundations and corporations. All applicants will be expected to complete a Working With Children check.
If this sounds like the role for you, please contact Berthe Youakim, Grants Manager at The Shepherd Centre on 02 9370 4401 for a confidential discussion.