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Current vacancies:

Fundraising Lead – Community

  • Be a part of a high performing Fundraising team
  • Attractive Salary Packaging
  • Full time (or part time 30 hours per week considered)

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional family support services.  Our free-of-charge services help more than 900 families across Victoria, with ongoing support, from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

We currently have an opportunity for a fundraiser to own responsibility for generating and increasing revenue through community-based fundraising.  Reporting into the Fundraising & Events Manager, the portfolio includes third party peer-to-peer events, gifts made in memory or in celebration and all regular and ad hoc community fundraising initiatives.

Ideally you will come from a not for profit community or charitable organisation and have a proven track record in achieving fundraising income targets or sales.  In addition your engaging personality enables you to develop relationships with a diverse range of people, network and negotiate to achieve successful outcomes, coupled with excellent public speaking skills.  Degree qualifications in a related discipline would be an advantage.

Flexibility to work occasional weekends/out of hours required.  In addition, you will have an unrestricted driver’s license and be prepared to undergo a safe driver towing course.  As a confident driver part of the role will be to tow giant piggy banks from time to time.  A one day driver training course will be provided on Saturday 29th June.

In return, Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, initiatives to support your health & wellbeing, and targeted individual development plans.

Although this is advertised as a full time position, we are a flexible workplace and will consider part time options.

At Very Special Kids, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, Aboriginal Australians and varied cultural backgrounds.  If this sounds like you, please take a look at the position description here.

Please apply in writing addressing the key selection criteria by Wednesday 29th May to Katrina Hall, Human Resources Manager, Very Special Kids, via jobs@vsk.org.au .  Please note, interviews may commence before the end of the closing date.

Very Special Kids is committed to providing a child-safe environment and requires all staff to have Working with Children and Police Record Checks.

Registered Nurse

  • Part Time night shift positions available
  • Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice
  • Self Rostering System

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional family support services. Our free-of-charge services help more than 900 families across Victoria, with ongoing support from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

Our eight bed children’s hospice offers planned respite and emergency respite as well as end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions. Most children who come to stay have complex medical and care needs. Reporting into the Registered Nurse on shift (or being the lead Registered Nurse on shift) with our staff/patient ratio of 1:2, allows the unique opportunity for high quality care and a rewarding experience.

To be successful in this role you must be a Registered Nurse and preferably have some exposure to paediatrics or palliative care nursing. Passion for and commitment to providing holistic, family centred care is a must and experience working with children, families and volunteers within a health setting is desirable.

In return you can look forward to a rewarding career, including attractive salary sacrifice options, and other employee benefits relating to health & wellbeing.

Please refer to job descriptions:  Registered Nurse Position Description

Please apply in writing addressing the key selection criteria to Katrina Hall, HR & OHS Manager, Very Special Kids, via jobs@vsk.org.au