- Job posted on: 19th Jan 2021
- Applications close:
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests and rights of people aged over 50 in Victoria. For nearly 70 years in Victoria, we have led government, corporate and community thinking about the positive aspects of ageing.
COTA Victoria's strategic and operational focus is on promoting older age as a time of opportunities for personal growth, contribution and self-expression. We believe there are obvious National, State, community, family and individual benefits from this approach.
COTA Victoria has an experienced Board; highly qualified, permanent staff located in a central Melbourne office location; and a broad State membership and volunteer base.
Vision: Ageing in Australia is a time of possibility, opportunity and influence
Purpose: COTA advances the rights, interests and futures of Australians as we age
Values: Respect, Diversity, Collaboration and Integrity
Strategic Priorities: For older Victorians, COTA promote opportunities and protect rights. Our Strategic focus is on Policy, Health, Rights and Organisational activities.
Maintain our leadership in policy development and advocacy on behalf of older people in Victoria and Australia in general.
Health and Wellbeing
Continue to successfully manage and increase a portfolio of physical, mental and financial health projects and services designed to benefit and improve the quality of life of older Victorians
Maintain the position of Seniors Rights Victoria (a COTA program) as Victoria's leading provider of information, legal aid and support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and protect the rights of older people.
Build COTA organisational efficiency and sustainability in Victoria through improvements to marketing, knowledge management, income generation and volunteer management.
‘Continue to successfully manage and increase a portfolio of physical, mental and financial health projects and services designed to benefit and improve the quality of life of older Victorians’
is one of COTA’s core strategic priorities. The Education and Engagement team integrates strategic program design, proactive outreach, education and project delivery and volunteer management functions across all COTA projects and programs. The development of a portfolio of health wellbeing and rights protection projects is contingent upon broad engagement with all stakeholders, in particular Victorians 50+. The Education and Engagement team comprises staff focusing on: elder abuse, information for seniors in general and specifically about aged care, health and strength training, employment opportunities for Victorians 50+ as well as ensuring COTA volunteer management, engagement and training.
The Manager Education and Engagement leads and manages the program and project teams within COTA Victoria involved in education and engagement including volunteers. The Manager develops the strategic work program under broad direction from the CEO and COTA Board, and in collaboration with the Management Team and ensures delivery of timely and high quality program and project outputs and engaged and active volunteers.
Location: Suite 2.5, 424 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Vic., 3004
Other: Council on the Ageing has an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) that covers all COTA employees: 3 years from 11th July, 2016.
Salary Sacrificing: Available in accordance with Australian Taxation Office legislation and regulations, and in accordance with the Council on the Ageing’s Policy and Procedure
Self-Referral: It is COTA policy that no staff member or volunteer shall, under any circumstances, refer work to themselves, their families or other members of their firms.
For further information about the position please contact Karen Iatrou on 0417 505 900.
A position description is attached.