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National Policy and Systemic Advocacy Manager - Maternity Leave Role

FIRST PEOPLES DISABILITY NETWORK AUSTRALIA

First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)

  • We are a not-for-profit First Nations Organisation.
  • Maternity Leave fixed term contract
  • Leadership in policy and systemic advocacy working with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Hybrid working arrangement.
  • Great salary packaging benefits available.

ABOUT US

First Peoples Disability Network Australia is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families, and communities. Our purpose is to promote respect for human rights, secure social justice, and empower First Peoples with disability to participate in Australian society on an equal basis with others. We are the custodians of the narratives of First Peoples with disability, their families and communities and we recognise this important responsibility. We work for the recognition, respect, protection and fulfilment of the human rights of First Peoples with disability and their families.

ABOUT THE ROLE

FPDN is expanding its policy and systemic advocacy work. We are doing this by increasing partnerships and collaboration with community, the disability sector and government agencies to lead and co-design solutions with community to improve outcomes in genuine partnership with First Peoples with disability across a range of policy areas (such as early childhood, housing, justice, health) . We are looking for an experienced social justice Policy and Systemic Advocacy Manager to cover a maternity leave period to lead our ‘Policy and Systemic Advocacy Team’.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Demonstrated commitment to working for the recognition, respect, protection, and fulfilment of the human rights of First Peoples with disability and their families
  • Understanding of and ability to work within a human rights framework established by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing and leading policy and systemic advocacy programs with First Nations peoples
  • Demonstrated experience in developing strategic networking partnerships at National and International levels
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and leading a diverse and remote team of Policy Officers.
  • Be committed to self-determination for all First Nations people
  • Respect and understanding of the diverse aspirations, needs and cultures of First Nations communities and working with culturally sensitive information.
  • Understanding of and ability to work from a cultural model of inclusion, including human rights and social models of disability .
  • Bachelor or higher degree in social sciences or other relevant area

Applications from other locations will be considered. This role is be a fixed term until 30.6.2024

Role Type

Hybrid • Contract • Full-time • Mid-level Senior

Pay Rate

130000 AUD – 140000 AUD (Annum)

Company Overview

FIRST PEOPLES DISABILITY NETWORK AUSTRALIA (FPDN) IS A NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATION OF AND FOR AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLES WITH DISABILITY, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.

To apply visit this link

Communications Officer - Work from Home. Brisbane Full-time

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – WORK FROM HOME OPPORTUNITY

Are you passionate about being part of positive change for marginalised communities? Do you take pride in being creative in communicating with different audiences? If you answered yes then we want to hear from you.

The First Peoples Disability Network is recruiting for a Communications Officers to join us in our aim to truly Close the Gap for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people living with disabilities. Our organisation is made up of people with lived experience of disabilities and/or from First Nations backgrounds, whether we are disabled ourselves or we care for people with disabilities. As an Aboriginal controlled organisation we do things a little differently, and that includes recruitment.

We’re looking for someone who is great at:

– Leading Internal Communications

– Media liaison and all that entails

– Social media content production and management including infographics

– Writing and pitching opinion pieces/blogging

– Digital storytelling

– Advocacy campaign management

– Fundraising communications

– Events management

– Communications strategy, including measurement

– Writing annual reports and other key documents

Tell us about who you are, why you care about our work and how you can help us be even more effective. What’s important to us is an ability to communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabled people in a culturally-safe way, with clarity and respect.

Working with FPDN is not just a job. We care deeply about what we do and the people we’re working for. We get to kick a lot of goals regularly and we all have the satisfaction of knowing we are part of something bigger. We encourage you to reach out to us for a yarn at any point. It’s important that you feel we’re the right fit for you as much as you’re the right fit for us. We offer an extremely inclusive and caring environment to work in, and plenty of flexibility and support in accommodating disabilities. No matter where you live in Australia, if you think you can help us with our communications we want to hear from you.

Please contact our National Communications Manager, Luke Briscoe at [email protected] or 0407 773 259 or explore our website to find out a bit more about us at fpdn.org.au

When applying for these roles, please tell us more about your skills and experience in relation to the above list however you would like, whether that be a cover letter, a video about yourself, or any other way you want to tell your story.

We will prioritise Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. As part of our recruitment process short listed applicants will be required to provide a Working with Children/Vulnerable People Check and undertake a National Police Check.

Role Type

Remote • Within Australia • Contract • Full-time • Associate

Pay Rate

90000 AUD – 100000 AUD (Annum)

Company Overview

FIRST PEOPLES DISABILITY NETWORK AUSTRALIA (FPDN) IS A NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATION OF AND FOR AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLES WITH DISABILITY, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.

To apply visit this link 

Project Officer - NSW Disability Sector Strengthening Project

Project Officers – NSW Disability Sector Strengthening

ABOUT US

First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) Australia is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples living with a disability, their families and communities. FPDN’s purpose is to promote respect for human rights, secure social justice, and empower First Peoples with disability to participate in Australian society on an equal basis with others. We are the traditional custodians of the Land changing the narratives of First Peoples living with a disability, their families and communities and we recognise this important responsibility.

THE ROLE

We are looking to employ three Project Officers for the NSW Disability Sector Strengthening project. The primary role of the Sector Strengthening Plan Project Officer will be to contribute to the implementation of actions identified within the recently developed Sector Strengthening Plan and coordinate across the sector in its delivery.

We are looking for applicants who have demonstrated experience in:

• Disability advocacy and community engagement with Engaging with First Nations communities

• Commitment and capacity to promote the rights, interests and aspirations of First Nations people.

• An understanding of community-controlled organisations

• Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships with Aboriginal peoples and communities and to collaborate to achieve their objectives.

• Well-developed administration skills including the development of resources, forms and templates.

• Effective project management skills with well-developed time management skills to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines.

• Hold a class C drivers license and the ability to travel within NSW

“This is an identified Aboriginal Position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent. Exemption is claimed under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Employment will be subject to a National Police Clearance and a NSW Working With Children Check

This is a fixed term position until June 30 2024

First Nations people with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply for this position.

Role Type

Hybrid • Contract • Full-time • Associate

Pay Rate

85000 AUD – 95000 AUD (Annum)

Company Overview

FIRST PEOPLES DISABILITY NETWORK AUSTRALIA (FPDN) IS A NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATION OF AND FOR AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLES WITH DISABILITY, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.

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