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Events Project Officer


Do you want to work in one of Australia’s leading organisations providing treatment and rehabilitation to torture and trauma survivors; that’s quality focused, diverse & committed to making a difference in the lives of vulnerable people in communities? 

Come & join us! 

The Organisation 

STARTTS is a not-for-profit Affiliated Health Organisation focused on providing a broad range of services to refugees in NSW.

The focus of STARTTS approach is on building capacity and empowering people and communities to take control over their own lives, using a strengths-based approach and building on individual, family, community and cultural strengths.

The Role

The Events Officer is responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing events that promote STARTTS’ mission of providing support and care to refugees and survivors of torture and trauma. Working closely with the Executive and other departments, this position plays a pivotal role in enhancing the agency's visibility and engagement with various stakeholders. 

The Events Officer position requires a proactive, creative, and highly organised individual who can deliver successful events that align with STARTTS' growth and changing funding structures. The position will involve physical activities related to event set-up, and will be required to work outside of hours at times.

 The role encompasses overseeing prominent events, such as STARTTS' Annual Fundraiser Ball, the NSW Humanitarian Awards, UN Day (26 June), as well as other significant organisation-wide events like anniversaries and Executive networking functions. Successful execution of these events and post-event relationship engagement is vital to furthering STARTTS' impact and support for vulnerable communities.

  • Position No:​1009-4
  • Enquiries: ​Nikki Kerr on 02 9646 6700 
  • Work Type:​Full Time; 38 hours per week. Contract up to 30 June 2025. (Continuation subject to ongoing funding)
  • Location: ​Carramar NSW
  • Vaccination Requirements: Category B

Salary:​Health Services Manager Level 1, or other relevant classification based on qualifications, experience, and requirements of the role. A generous salary packaging scheme is also offered.  

Skills and Qualifications Required


  • Demonstrated successful event planning experience, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Proficiency in managing all aspects of event logistics, including venue selection, catering, registration, and audio-visual requirements, including strong organisational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently.
  • Collaborative and able to integrate events seamlessly into broader organisational strategies across multidisciplinary teams and departments.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills for liaising with stakeholders, sponsors, and volunteers.
  • Capacity to build positive relationships with diverse teams and external partners and ability to work independently and as part of a team within a multicultural environment.
  • Creative and innovative mindset to develop event concepts aligning with STARTTS' mission and values, attracting a diverse audience for maximum impact.
  • Proven problem-solving ability, anticipating and addressing challenges during event planning and execution while adapting to unexpected situations.
  • Cultural sensitivity, recognising the needs of refugees and survivors of torture and trauma. 


  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and techniques for non-profit organisations.
  • Existing connections within the not-for-profit sector, government agencies, or relevant industries to facilitate potential partnerships and collaborations for events.
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice issues. 

This position is not considered child-related employment and will require a National Police Check.


This role is a Category B role. Category B workers must have two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. If successful you must provide evidence of vaccination. (The annual Influenza vaccination as well as vaccination for other transmissible diseases are strongly encouraged but not mandatory).

Should you not be able to comply with vaccination requirements before your commencement date, the offer of employment may be withdrawn.


To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

  •  Complete a STARTTS Application for Employment Form
  • Write a Statement Against the Selection Criteria outlining how you meet the selection criteria (see the guide “How to apply for a job at STARTTS”)
  • Submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Provide copies of relevant Qualifications if applicable (overseas qualification must be assessed by an appropriate Australian body to be considered)
  • Statements of Service from previous relevant roles (if applicable, please ask us for a sample)
  • A cover letter is optional.
  • Submit your application and supporting documents via the Apply now link instructions.

A position description is attached.

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