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

Project Manager

  • Full time, flexible working arrangements, work from home
  • Work for passion – in a Not for Profit
  • Oversee the successful delivery of BCA’s various projects and initiatives.
  • Work towards the common purpose of informing, connecting, and empowering people who are blind or vision impaired and the broader community.

About us

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA), is the national representative organisation of people who are blind or vision impaired.  Our mission is to inform, connect and empower Australians who are blind or vision impaired and the broader community.

We are a small but geographically diverse team working closely to achieve our mission. We thrive on communication, innovation, collaboration and making a difference in the lives of our members.

We enjoy supporting each other, making things happen and offer a flexible working experience.

About you

You are a proven leader and have experience in the successful delivery and evaluation of grant funded projects.

You are equally as comfortable working with project staff to lead the delivery of the project as you are working in a hands-on capacity, to ensure the project’s success.

You know how to read and interpret a project brief or activity plan and create opportunities and experiences that result in successful outcomes that not only meet the project deliverables but also align with BCA’s purpose.

You have a strong awareness of the issues faced by people who are blind or vision impaired, and have a focus on 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.

Position Purpose

The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and successful delivery of multiple projects with varying complexities and timelines. The projects are grant-funded and require set deliverables to be reached; but there is still ample room to be innovative and creative within those parameters. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and members to ensure that all projects are completed within the given deadlines, scope, and budget.

The Project Manager will also be responsible for managing project risks, issues, and changes, ensuring effective communication and collaboration among team members, and reporting project progress to both organisational leaders and project funders. This role will allow you the opportunity to think creatively while also supporting the day-to-day delivery of projects.

Current and recent projects include:

  • Eye to the Future – employment project, supporting businesses to be more accessible, and connecting job seekers to employment opportunities
  • BCA Connect – an annual national online forum
  • Peer Connect expansion – grant from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation to evaluate and develop existing groups, and establish further peer connect groups to connect people who are blind or vision impaired, with a particular interest.
  • Staff wellbeing – promoting and planning staff connection and wellbeing activities
  • Member recognition events – to celebrate and promote achievements that align with national days of recognition – eg Volunteer Week, White Cane Day, etc.

Roles and Responsibilities

Overseeing the successful delivery of BCA’s current grant-funded projects, including liaising with funding bodies and completing reporting and evaluation requirements.

Providing leadership, guidance, and support to a small project team who are all working remotely.

Developing and monitoring project budgets, including the forecasting of upcoming expenses and costs.

Maintaining strong connections with BCA members, staff, board, branches, and other sub-committees and working groups to ensure that projects meet the needs and expectations of people who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind.

Assisting in the preparation of new funding applications through the generation of creative and innovative solutions that meet the needs of people who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind.

Reporting Relationships and Delegations:

This position reports to General Manager of Operations

Direct Reports: Two Project Officers and one Business Support Officer.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  2. The ability to work collaboratively with staff and other stakeholders in a remote environment.
  3. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Experience leading small teams.
  5. Well-developed project management skills:
  • Proven ability to coordinate and complete projects on time
  • Ensuring delivery of required project outcomes
  • Evaluation and report writing
  • Managing project budgets
  1. Demonstrated ability to establish relationships, collaborate and engage with relevant teams and stakeholders.
  • This position is a 12-month contract, with the possibility of extension
  • The position has a national focus, and is a remote position (work from home.
  • 38 hours per week (some weekend and evening work will be required).
  • BCA seeks to prioritise diversity and inclusion, people with disability encouraged to apply. If you require reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact us on the details below.
  • Salary is under the SCHADS Award – Level 6, pay point 1
  • It is a requirement that all BCA staff hold a current police check.

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 using Project Manager in the subject line.

Applications that don’t address the selection criteria will not be considered.

For more information contact Angela Jaeschke, General Manager of Operations on 1800 033 660. Applications close: Sunday 4th June, 2023.

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’.