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Current Vacancies

Campaign and Events Lead
  • Unique opportunity to Lead our Campaign and Events calendar
  • Join our fun and professional Fundraising and Marketing team
  • High profile NFP based in Malvern – hybrid work arrangements and flexible working

Every member of our team plays a vital role in the delivery of our adaptable, tailored and multidisciplinary approach to ensure sick children and young people have free access to the best quality of life and end-of-life care, and their families are fully supported from the time their child is diagnosed with a life-limiting condition, through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

Reporting to the Fundraising & Events Manager, we currently have a rewarding opportunity for a Campaign & Events Lead to join us and coordinate our peer-to-peer events and grow participation and income.

Through your success you will help raise funds to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families, increase awareness of the Very Special Kids purpose and services, as well as increase consumer and stakeholder engagement.

To be a success, you will bring:

  • Degree Qualifications in Event Management, Marketing, or a related discipline preferable.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in successfully managing large scale fundraising campaigns and / or events or relevant equivalent project management experience.
  • Experience with:
    • running successful peer to peer campaigns.
    • working with online peer to peer platforms.
    • strategic planning, budgeting, and implementation of fundraising plans.
    • managing events suppliers and community corporate relationships.
    • developing, managing, and delivering large-scale, outdoor public events desirable.
    • managing and co-ordinating human resources preferably utilising large number of volunteers, across all age ranges.
    • a community or charity organisation preferable.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a unique and rewarding environment including a highly engaged and supportive team, the opportunity to connect with a very special cause, full NFP salary packaging, flexible working (yes – all the managers truly get this and live and breathe it), a beautiful setting conveniently located to shops, parking and transport in Malvern, and targeted individual development plans.

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 by Friday 27 January 2022, addressing the key selection criteria and include a cover letter to Sharon Stynes, Fundraising & Events Manager, via jobs@vsk.org.au.  Please note, early applications are encouraged as interviews will commence immediately rather than waiting until 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.

Trusts and Foundations Lead
  • Be a part of a high performing fundraising team
  • Flexible work culture
  • Own the overall responsibility for the strategic direction and growth of the trusts and foundations program

Very Special Kids provides specialist palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions, improving overall quality of life for them and their families. Our focus on an integrated approach to professional, practical and emotional support services help families create positive, lasting memories together.

We are experts in complex care and tailored interventions for children, and supportive services for their families, across the full journey from diagnosis to bereavement. Our free-of-charge services support more than 850 families across Victoria from trained family experts and volunteers, including counselling, advocacy, sibling support, bereavement support, networking and peer activities.

We currently have a rewarding opportunity in our dynamic fundraising team.  Reporting into the General Manager Fundraising and Marketing, the role has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and growth of the trusts and foundations program at Very Special Kids, including funding from Philanthropic and Corporate foundations.   Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and delivering a strategic Trusts and Foundations program to achieve revenue targets
  • Manage and deliver strong relationships with existing Trusts / Foundations and PAFs
  • Actively seek out and build relationships with new philanthropic Trusts / Foundations, PAFs and wealth management advisors
  • Identify opportunities to secure multi-year strategic partnerships
  • Developing sophisticated funding applications, with supporting documentation and preparing budgets for each submission/program
  • Managing the successful delivery of partnership commitments within the agreed timeframes
  • Documenting Program Logic Models and Evaluation plans for existing and new programs to strengthen funding applications

You will have demonstrated success in building and maintaining income generating relationships in the not for profit sector coupled with depth of experience in developing effective proposals and grant submissions.  Your networking and negotiation skills have helped you achieve strong financial results coupled with your authentic presentation and public speaking skills.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including a supportive team, flexible working culture, unique beautiful setting conveniently located to shops, parking and transport in Malvern, salary packaging, health & wellbeing initiatives and targeted individual development plans.

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  with a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a copy of your resume to Jo Stanton, Human Resources Manager, Very Special Kids, via jobs@vsk.org.au.

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