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Training and Engagement Officers - Work From Home, Melbourne

Training & Engagement Officers – Work from Home


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.


As a Training and Engagement Officer, you are responsible for engaging with our First Nations communities to identify, develop and present Disability focused training needs into First Nations communities. We are seeking to fill two roles. Some local and interstate travel is required for these roles. Applications will be accepted from any location in Australia.


You will be a creative thinker and an open and engaging communicator. You will be passionate about driving social change in partnerships with First Nations communities for First Nations people living with a disability, their families and the communities who support them. You will be a team player, who enjoys working in a small First Nations run organisation and work in genuine partnership with First Nations communities. You love travelling into communities to engage and work with local stakeholders.


  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Lived experience of disability within a First Nations communities context
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with First Nations communities to develop a deep understanding of community needs for First Nations people with lived experiences of disability.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and present education and information sessions
  • Strong public speaking and communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, research and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise the competing demands of multiple projects within agreed timeframes.
  • Commitment to drive social change and inclusion for First Nations peoples and a demonstrated capacity to maintain confidentiality and respect cultural knowledge and protocols.
  • Current driver’s license as you will be required to travel into First Nations communities to engage, consult and provide training.
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment Qualifications and desirable qualification of Community Services/Social Work
  • Strong computer literacy and the ability to self manage and set priorities


  • We are an Aboriginal organisation run by First Nations people living with Disability
  • Personal development and training opportunities
  • An attractive salary working in a culturally significant role.
  • Access to Not for Profit salary packaging options

Our recruitment process involves undertaking a National Police Checks and providing a current Working with Children Check for your State.

To apply please see Ethical Jobs


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Communications Officers x2 - Remote / Work from Home, Melbourne

Communications Officers x2 –
Remote / Work from Home


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 two 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 aim is to ensure every one of us not only survives but thrives.

Our organisation is almost exclusively 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 two people to help us with the below skills. You may be a unicorn who has done all of the below, or you may be a specialist in a few of these areas. 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.


  • 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

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 Briscos at [email protected] using the subject line: Communications Officer – Remote / Work from Home enquiry via EthicalJobs or via 0407 773 259.

To explore our website to find out a bit more about us here.

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 undertake a National Police Check.


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Jobs with Community Partners

Research Project Manager, School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University

Ref 2057/23 Research Project Manager, School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University

This is an identified position and applicants must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person. Please refer to the Guidelines for Confirmation of Identity for Indigenous Australians for the requirements of this position.

About Western
Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week
  • Flex leave for Professional staff
  • 17% super contributions
  • Inclusive culture

About the Team

The School of Social Sciences offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including research programs that combine advanced academic knowledge with real-life training to suit a range of career needs and interests. The School is committed to the provision of high quality, flexible education. It supports students to maximise their success, promote human rights and expand global reach and reputation.

About the Role
The School of Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Research Project Manager who will manage a complex project that aims to research support for the strengthening of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disability service sector and in policy. The Research Project Manager will undertake engagement and project coordination with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and disability community organisations, government agencies, contract development and execution, procurement, budget analysis and financial management, organisation of extensive technical documentation, arrangement of events, liaison with University IT support, coordination of workflows, tracking of project milestones and key deliveries form academic, community and government collaborators and regular reporting to the Project Chief Investigator and a Project Control Group.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months located at Western’s Liverpool City Campus.