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.

Current vacancies

Positions vacant at The Shepherd Centre will be listed below.  When available, please click on a link to download a PDF position information document.

Grants Manager


TITLE: Grants Manager
REPORTS TO: Senior Grants Manager

Key Internal Relationships: Fundraising, Communication, Clinical and Operation Staff.
Key External Relationships: Trusts & Foundations, Government department and Corporates.

The Shepherd Centre is a world-leading charity providing services to children who are deaf or have a hearing loss, to enable them to develop spoken language and go on to achieve their potential in life. Children completing our early intervention program typically have the same spoken language as other children their age and more than 90% go on to enter mainstream school. Our aim is to be the best in the world in terms of the standard of our clinical programs; the outcomes being achieved by the children; the efficiency of our operations; and our ability to connect people with our cause.
The services and the research structure of The Shepherd Centre are growing rapidly to meet the needs of the many children who currently aren’t enrolled in an appropriate program. Our aim is to support these children to achieve the same outstanding results as our current children, through extended and new services.

The Grants Manager position is a newly created position, primarily responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to trusts, foundations, government and other grant-making organizations to generate funding for the build of the new Campbelltown Centre and generate funding for this capital campaign. The role will persuasively communicate The Shepherd Centre’s mission and programs to potential funders. Reporting to the Senior Grants Manager, the Grants Manager will assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and reporting deadlines.


CONTACT:  Berthe Youakim, Grants Manager at The Shepherd Centre on 02 9370 4401 

APPLY:  Please send applications to [email protected] by Thursday 7th December 2017