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SAM Project Officer - Festivals and Events


Employer: Australian Red Cross
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Alcohol & Other Drugs, Project Management, Volunteer Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 13 August, 2019.
Applications close: 27 August, 2019.

  • Maximum term position until 30 June 2020
  • Part time - 30.4 hours per week
  • Based in Sydney, NSW

Who are we

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

The Save-A-Mate (SAM) program aims to reduce the harms caused by alcohol and other drug use within the community, especially amongst young people.

This includes encouraging people, particularly young people, to reduce the harm caused by their alcohol and other drug use at festivals and community events and to promote ‘safer partying’.

This is achieved through non-judgmental and impartial peer education, which is conducted primarily by SAM festival and event volunteers (SAM crew).

Requires the ability to travel to regional locations and work flexible hours to engage volunteers and attend festivals and events which may include evenings, weekends and public holidays.

This position requires a valid Australian drivers licence and current Working with Children Check.

 What you will bring:

  • Experience working with and an understanding of issues affecting young people especially alcohol and other drug misuse
  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, including experience working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and ability to work effectively in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Event and volunteer coordination experience and demonstrated ability to coordinate SAM chill out spaces at all festivals and events
  • Ability to recruit, train, support, coordinate and retain volunteers in line with relevant policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver training and presentations 

The benefits

Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work that you do will help improve outcomes for vulnerable people.

Position description: Download File SAM Festivals and Events Project Officer PD 2019.pdf

How to apply for this job

Apply here.

Further information

For further information about this role, please refer to the position description attached above or contact James Lawther on 0426 903 350.