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Development Specialist - North Ryde

Dementia Australia
  • Attractive salary packaging options available
  • Full time, permanent position
  • Hybrid model - work from home and our North Ryde, NSW office

about us

Dementia Australia is the national peak body and source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. Our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving our core purpose and strategic priorities.

  • We connect by promoting a people centred way of working and respecting all
  • We collaborate in a supportive manner with each other, other teams, clients and external parties
  • We commit to our purpose and direction, accountable for our actions and support the innovations, reshaping the way we do things

about the role

Located in North Ryde, NSW the Development Specialist will develop relationships with external customers with an aim to generate income and to maximise the impact of the work of Dementia Australia. Reporting directly to the Development Team Leader you will also be responsible for:

  • Developing relationships with a range of individuals and organisations from a wide range of sectors including health, residential and community aged care
  • Establishing an effective account management relationship with existing and new customers
  • Achieving targeted income from the relationships developed to be determined in consultation with the Development Team Leader
  • Ensuring activity with customers is appropriately recorded and maintained to provide current picture of work with customers throughout the business development process
  • Tracking progress against monthly KPI targets and reporting monthly
  • Ensuring all work generated from these visits to organisations is appropriately actioned and fed into the business pipeline
  • Maintaining an accurate and current level of knowledge of the existing suite of Dementia Australia services and products

To be successful in the position, you will be a team player, show an absolute commitment to the delivery of high-quality results and meet the key selection criteria outlined below.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Strong relationship building skills and customer service skills
  2. Experience in account/relationship management and business development
  3. Experience in sales and marketing
  4. Superior written and verbal communication skills
  5. The ability to work independently with little supervision
  6. Demonstrated ability to meet targets and achieve agreed income levels
  7. Experience in the Aged Care sector highly desirable


  • Tertiary education in sales and/or communications relevant field

If you thrive on activity and are looking for the next challenge as part of a dynamic team, we would like to hear from you. In return you will be offered a flexible and supportive environment as well as a number of attractive staff benefits. You will be making a difference in the lives of people living with dementia, their families and friends.

For specific role enquiries, please contact recruitment@dementia.org.au using the subject line: Development Specialist - North Ryde enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

Please note, applications that do not contain a covering letter that addresses each of the key selection criteria will not be considered.

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