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.
Our Director of Fundraising & Marketing is a key member of our Executive, reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Board. Our work culture supports positivity, professionalism and collaboration; and we’ve been recognised as an ‘Employer of Choice’.
This permanent full-time role combines team leadership with all fundraising, communications & marketing activities; and is based at our headquarters in Newtown, Sydney. We are determined to grow both our fundraising income and our advocacy reach so this role will suit a fantastic manager who has the drive to succeed across a broad portfolio.
The Director of Fundraising and Marketing is responsible for the full range of fundraising, marketing & advocacy activities conducted at The Shepherd Centre. This includes oversight of the internal team of approximately 14 staff; as well as working closely with the Board, our other Executives, our families, Government and our key external stakeholders. This role encompasses staff management; strategic direction of the areas of responsibility and input into the organisation’s strategy; and personal contribution to developing and maintaining key external relationships.
Current areas of team focus include:
- Growing the net fundraising income to support our strategic plan to address the 50% of children currently not getting the support they need
- Implementing capital campaigns for new clinical centres
- Developing and implementing marketing and communications approaches to support the recruitment of families to our programs
- Advocacy with government and key stakeholders to ensure the needs of children with hearing loss are addressed
Your professional and management experience will provide you with the expertise and credibility to oversee an exceptional team; leading, motivating and directing colleagues and service providers.
Candidates must be a great people manager with extensive experience across fundraising; preferably also with marketing and communications experience. Demonstrated experience in major gift and/or capital campaigns is preferred, but not required.
You will have demonstrated ability to represent The Shepherd Centre with senior stakeholders including government, philanthropists and families; with high level written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Confidence in results analysis and presentation is expected.
All staff at The Shepherd Centre are committed to excellence in our work towards achieving our vision of every child with hearing loss achieving the best spoken language they are capable of; including fostering a professional, collaborative and passionate work environment.
We welcome applications from people with a disability, including hearing loss.
If you require further information please contact Rosheen Singh from Beaumont People on [email protected] or please call 02 9093 4911.
Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an immediate basis.
Beaumont Not for Profit has been contracted to recruit this role. Beaumont NFP is a non-profit service specialising in delivering unparalleled permanent and temporary recruitment solutions to the Not for profit sector on a Not for Profit basis
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.