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Project Officer - Community Engagement

National Disability Services
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Location: Western Australia

About NDS

National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations, representing over 1200 non-government service providers.

At NDS, we are committed to supporting our members and the disability sector more broadly to provide high quality support and services to people with disability. NDS promotes the full inclusion of people with disability and this commitment is outlined in our Disability Action Plan (DAP).

NDS is committed to fostering an inclusive and values driven work environment respecting the diversity of our employees, and the members and communities we serve. 

NDS employees come with a strong appreciation for the disability sector, and the passion to make a difference. 

To find out more about working for NDS please visit our website at http://nds.org.au.

Job Description

Job Details:

  • Full-time or part-time, (minimum 3 days per week, 22.6 hours)
  • Fixed-term contract until 30 June 2022 


  • Use your lived experience of disability to develop and deliver community awareness campaigns for NDS access and inclusion services
  • Identify new opportunities and funding sources to improve access and inclusion services
  • Be part of a supportive team seeking to improve services for people with disability

Desired Skills and Experience

About the Position:

The primary purpose of this role is to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders in the disability sector, Government, business community and general public to:

  • Increase the awareness of access and inclusion services
  • Identify opportunities to support the delivery of initiatives in the State Disability Strategy
  • Represent NDS in WA at consultative and community based events relating to access and inclusion services
  • Identify opportunities for additional access and inclusion services that NDS in WA could support for people with disability

It is expected that the position holder is aligned to, and demonstrates NDS’s values of respectteamwork and collaborationleadershipinnovation and accountability at all times.

About You:

  • Lived experience of NDS access and inclusion services (ACROD Parking permit holder and / or Companion Card holder)
  • Demonstrated skills in community engagement, public relations and / or communications, preferably in the social services area;
  • High level interpersonal skills to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including computer literacy (Microsoft Office suite)
  • Ability to use initiative and work independently to achieve program objectives with demonstrated attention to detail and a strong focus on quality output
  • Independent travel capability
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours and location/s

What we offer

  • Flexible working including working from home
  • Salary packaging
  • Collaborative environment
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning and development
  • Retail discounts, wellbeing centre and recognition

To apply

Click "Apply Now". Please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Debbie Cameron on debbie.cameron@nds.org.au using the subject line: Project Officer - Community Engagement enquiry via EthicalJobs or (08) 9208 9830

Thank you for your interest in the position. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

No agencies please.

If you have any requirements for the interview (e.g. mobility access, or other adjustments), please let us know in advance so accessibility arrangements can be made.

NDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome applications from all diverse groups and backgrounds.

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