This is where we post current vacancies within Blind Citizens Australia, as well as volunteer opportunities.

BCA has the following job vacancies available:

Positions Vacant

Policy Officer

  • Flexible working arrangements, work from home
  • 30 hours per week
  • Work for passion – in a Not for Profit
  • Lead the development and promotion of Blind Citizens Australia’s public policies and position statements

Reporting to: Policy and Advocacy Team Leader

Download the full position description here.

About you

  • You have a head for policy, and you combine this with a passion to promote the rights of people who are blind or vision impaired.
  • You are consultative in your work – hearing and implementing a variety of viewpoints to form position statements. You can also work autonomously, are confident in your writing to clearly articulate the impetus for change that you are promoting via position statements, policy documents and submissions to government.
  • You represent BCA and its members authentically, on disability advisory committees, working groups, and in sector forums.
  • You have an awareness of the issues faced by people who are bind or vision impaired such as access and accessibility.
  • You always seek to consult and work collaboratively to ensure that your work brings out the best in people.
  • You love to work with people, whether it’s your own team, members of BCA or other stakeholders and value the contribution they can bring to the organisation.
  • You have the ability to undertake administrative tasks, including answering phones, responding to emails, data entry, and reporting.

Role / Responsibilities:

  • Policy Development
  • Consultation and Community Relations
  • NPC Secretariat Functions
  • Submission Writing

Key Selection Criteria

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Shortlisted candidates will need to be able to demonstrate these skills prior to interview.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff in a remote environment; including the ability to be self-motivated in completing tasks to a deadline.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-developed policy development skills with a specific focus on promoting the rights of people who are blind or vision impaired
  • The ability to authentically represent BCA and its members on disability advisory committees, working groups, and in sector forums.
  • Establish relationships, collaborate and engage with relevant teams and stakeholders

To apply for this position please send your resume and a response to the selection criteria, in word format to ensure accessibility for the recruitment team, to recruitment@bca.org.au using Policy Officer in the subject line.

For more information contact Jackson Reynolds-Ryan, Policy and Advocacy Manager on 1800 033 660. Applications close: Monday, 7th November 2022.

NSW/ACT Advocacy Projects Officer

  • Part-time 22.8 hours per week, flexible working arrangements, work from home
  • NSW-based role
  • Work for passion – in a Not for Profit
  • Provide individual and systemic advocacy support to BCA’s NSW/ACT State Division, branches and members. Represent BCA on NSW-based disability access committees and forums.

This position reports to Policy and Advocacy Manager.

Download the full position description here.

About you

  • You have a strong understanding of advocacy, at a systemic and individual level, and you leverage this to empower BCA’s NSW/ACT State Division members, NSW/ACT branches, and individuals.
  • You authentically represent BCA and its members, on disability advisory committees, working groups, and in sector forums.
  • You have an awareness of the issues faced by people who are bind or vision impaired such as access and accessibility
  • You always seek to consult and work collaboratively to ensure that your works brings out the best in people.
  • You love to work with people, whether it’s your own team, members of BCA or other stakeholders and value the contribution they can bring to the organisation.
  • You have the ability to undertake administrative tasks, including answering phones, responding to emails, data entry, and reporting.

Position Purpose

  • To provide advocacy support to NSW and ACT branches and individual members. And to grow capacity to respond to individual and systemic advocacy within the State Division and Branches.
  • Systemic advocacy including representation
  • To provide support to BCA’s NSW/ACT State Division committee.
  • To maintain ongoing effective relationships with BCA members, staff, committees and partners in NSW and the ACT.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Shortlisted candidates will need to be able to demonstrate these skills prior to interview.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff in a remote environment, with a high level of autonomy.
  • High level of communication, both written and verbal, with all stakeholders including members, partner organisations and government.
  • A strong understanding advocacy, both systemic and individual, with the ability to promote the rights of people who are blind or vision impaired.
  • The ability to authentically represent BCA and its members on disability advisory committees, working groups, and in sector forums.
  • Ability to work with and relate to people who are blind or vision impaired.
  • Establish relationships, collaborate and engage with relevant teams and stakeholders

To apply for this position please send your resume and a response to the selection criteria, in word format to ensure accessibility for the recruitment team, to recruitment@bca.org.au using NSW/ACT Advocacy Projects Officer in the subject line.

For more information contact Angela Jaeschke, General Manager Operations, on 1800 033 660. Applications close: Monday, 7th November 2022.

Project Officer – An Eye to the Future

  • Part time, 0.6 FTE, 22.8 hours per week, flexible working arrangements, work from home
  • Work for passion – in a Not for Profit
  • Developing and delivering resources, workshops and online training for BCA’s Eye to the Future Project

Download the full position description here.

About You

  • You are passionate about promoting the employability of people who are blind or vision impaired, in their chosen field.
  • You have a strong knowledge of recruitment and employment practices, while building and promoting the accessibility and inclusivity of these practices.
  • You have a demonstrated interest in developing the job-ready skills of people who are blind or vision impaired.
  • You are creative in developing and presenting information and resources in accessible and engaging ways.
  • You have a strong awareness of the issues faced by people who are blind or vision impaired such as access and accessibility.
  • You always seek to consult and work collaboratively to ensure that your work brings out the best in people.
  • You love to work with people, whether it’s your own team, members of BCA or other stakeholders and value the contribution they can bring to the organisation.
  • You have the ability to undertake administrative tasks, including answering phones, responding to emails, data entry, and reporting

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the Eye to the Future team and blindness sector partners to deliver relevant, topical online workshops to assist people who are blind or vision impaired who are seeking work opportunities.
  • Develop resources and workshops aimed at businesses who are considering employing a person who is blind or vision impaired, to promote accessible recruitment and employment practices.
  • Using survey results and in consultation with interns and business, develop online round table discussion sessions and webinars.
  • Make connections with external information and service providers.
  • Develop resources on remote working.
  • Further develop and manage the Eye to the Future YouTube channel.
  • Undertake other duties as directed by the Project Coordinator / General Manager.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Shortlisted candidates will need to be able to demonstrate these skills prior to interview.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff in a remote environment; including ability to work autonomously.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-established resource development skills with specific strengths in knowledge of accessible workplaces, and recruitment strategies.
  • Confidence and experience in presenting workshops and webinars, to a diverse audience.
  • Establish relationships, collaborate and engage with relevant teams and stakeholders

To apply for this position please send your resume and a response to the selection criteria, in word format to ensure accessibility for the recruitment team, to recruitment@bca.org.au using “Project Officer, Eye to the Future” in the subject line.

For more information contact Deb Deshayes, General Manager Projects and Engagement on 1800 033 660. Applications close: 18 November 2022.

Volunteer Opportunities at BCA

There are currently no specific volunteer roles available. However, we often require ad hoc administration or event support, so if you are interested in volunteering with us please contact us to let us know, so we can get in touch with you if an opportunity arises.

For information about BCA’s Policy Statements on Employment for people who are blind or vision impaired, visit our Policy page.

For tips and tricks on how to find and keep a job, or how to accommodate a person who is blind or vision impaired in your workplace, visit our dedicated employment website ‘An Eye to the Future’.