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Every Australian Counts – Campaign & Engagement Consultant

Use your campaign & communication expertise to help advocate for people with disability, maintaining & building the grass roots campaign for Every Australian Counts on the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 6-month contract with option for 6-month extension.

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) auspices Every Australian Counts (EAC) Campaign.

EAC is a long-running, successful, grass-roots campaign that was instrumental in the advocating for the NDIS.  Today, it continues to effectively advocate on behalf of people with disability, to ensure the NDIS is operating in their interests.  EAC strategy is managed by a Steering Committee, headed up by an independent Chair.

EAC is seeking an experienced consultant in campaigning, engagement, communications, and operations to:

  • Work closely with the independent Chair and AFDO’s CEO.

This assignment is for a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 22 hours spread flexibly across the work week, commencing as agreed and running for an initial six months with a further six-month option available by mutual agreement, based on results and outcomes.

EAC is looking for an experienced professional with:

  • Campaigning experience and skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the disability sector and the NDIS.
  • Professional communication & engagement skills.
  • Skilled in media, social media, website, etc.
  • Self-starter with excellent organisation skills.
  • Own digital equipment and office facilities.
  • Desirable to have lived experience of disability.

To apply:

Obtain and download an EOI document HERE, respond to the selection requirements, provide supporting information, and send via email to; ceo@afdo.org.au

Closing date:  Friday 22 March 2024 by 3.00pm

Call for Expression of Interest - Facilitators, Trainers, Consultants

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations. 20 years of change: History in the making.

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is seeking expressions of interest from people with disability to register with us as occasional facilitators, trainers and disability access consultants.

AFDO is the peak organisation representing people with lived experience of disability. AFDO, and its member organisations, are run by and for people with disability.  We work to develop a community where people with disability can participate in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life.

As part of our mission AFDO delivers training, research and consultation to business, government and other organisations.  Our services include personalised, tailored business reviews, one-to-one work with organisations to build capability as a business champion and support to identify the steps required to remove barriers that may be excluding people with disability from working or otherwise engaging with the organisation.  These services are all delivered to our clients by people with disability.

If you are an experienced trainer, facilitator or consultant in access and disability who would like the opportunity to work with AFDO we’d love to hear from you.

Selection Criteria
To be eligible for this work you must

  • Be a person with disability.
  • Have experience in consulting, training, facilitating, presentation or conducting workshops and the use of relevant materials and technology.
  • Currently have, or be willing to obtain, an ABN.

People who have the following are particularly welcome to register.

  • Knowledge and understanding of business processes and plans.
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification (highly regarded but not essential).

AFDO is committed to meeting the access needs of all staff and contractors, for example, captioning, Auslan or providing Large Print documents.

Remuneration & Process

It is AFDO policy that all people with disability who are engaged in work that makes use of their professional skills and lived experience are remunerated accordingly.  Rates for trainers, facilitators and consultants vary depending on the nature and scope of the contracted work.

As contracts become available, we issue a call out to appropriately qualified and experienced people on our register regarding availability etc.  Those who reply are briefed on the work to be delivered, remuneration negotiated, and a contract issued.

Consultants registered with AFDO will be engaged as contractors and will need to submit an invoice for payment (ABN registration required).  AFDO pays invoices within 21 days of receipt.

How to apply
You can submit your Expression of Interest to join the AFDO National Register of Access & Inclusion Trainers, Facilitators and Consultants on the attached form and email to Jim.Valavanis@afdo.org.au or online.

Download the Expression of Interest form here.

Alternatively, you can contact Jim directly on 0456 003 767 or Tracylee Arestides, AFDO National Manager, on 0493 084 595 should you wish to discuss further.

Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
Jim Valavanis
P: 0456 003 767
E: Jim.Valavanis@afdo.org.au

Tracylee Arestides
P: 0493 084 595
E: Tracylee.Arestides@afdo.org.au

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