Stop Press: Quakers Australia Coordinator
Quakers Australia (QA) is revisioning its support structures to assist organisational effectiveness and vitality within the Australian Quaker community.
We invite applications for the role of QA Coordinator to support the work of Quakers Australia, the body representing the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia.
This is a key role which provides assistance and support to the QA Presiding Clerk, the QA annual gathering, and other key committees and functions of QA. Key responsibilities include active engagement and wide liaison with the Quaker community, as well as coordinating papers, following up decisions, developing reports, and other duties as required.
Other functions associated with the role include:
- Maintaining and providing access to key documentation, including that requiring the guidance of the QA Archivist
- Supporting committees and other groups
- Maintaining lists of office holders and committee members.
This ongoing position is for 27 hours per week and attracts an annual remuneration of $62,338 including 11% superannuation. In addition, workers compensation and other employer costs will be paid by QA. The remuneration package will be paid monthly or fortnightly (as preferred by the successful candidate). Remuneration will be reviewed annually in line with CPI increases.
The leave entitlements include twenty days recreation and ten days sick leave for each full year of appointment (pro rata) and all public holidays gazetted in the State or Territory in which the Coordinator resides.
In addition, there is payment for reasonable out-of-pocket expenses, for instance that are incurred in the establishment and ongoing operation of a home office.
Skills, experience and personal qualities
Applicants are expected to be in sympathy with Quaker values, to demonstrate respect for the spiritual practices of Quakers, and to be prepared to further Quaker witness in the contemporary world as part of their role.
This position requires demonstrated excellent communication and active listening skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills, including in online environments. Proven ability to supervise volunteers would be an advantage. It is expected that applicants will have excellent office skills, including managing databases and conducting online conferencing.
Familiarity with the practices and organisation of Quakers would be a strong advantage; an induction will cover this if the successful candidate does not have this knowledge.
While there are support structures in place, it is expected that applicants will be able to discharge their responsibilities with minimal direct oversight.
As this is a ‘position of trust’, the successful applicant will be required to comply with the QA Code of Conduct and Child Protection and other safety policies.
Enquiries and applications for the position should be directed to the QA Presiding Clerk [firstname.lastname@example.org]
The closing date for applications is 5.00 p.m. AEST Friday 6 April 2023.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will take up their role on 1 July 2023.
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia
Quakers Australia Coordinator
The Purpose of this role is to support the work of Quakers Australia (QA).
This is achieved by a variety of Functions including:
- Supporting the work of the QA Presiding Clerk
- Supporting the Quakers Australia annual gathering, Standing Committee and the Annual General Meeting, including liaison, coordinating papers, following up the implementation of decisions, developing any reports required (such as Documents in Retrospect), and organising travel itineraries as needed
- Liaising with Regional Meeting (RM) clerks, Quaker organisations and other stakeholders
- Maintaining and providing access to key compliance documentation on behalf of QA
- Maintaining QA Archives including Dictionary of Australia Quaker Biography entries, under the guidance of the QA Archivist
- Supporting QA committees
- Maintaining lists of QA and RM office holders and committee members.
Remuneration for this role will be 27 hours per week with an annual remuneration of $62,338 including 11% superannuation. Workers compensation and other employer costs will be paid by QA. The remuneration package shall be in the form of monthly or fortnightly salary payments (as preferred by the successful candidate). Remuneration will be reviewed annually in line with CPI increases.
Leave includes twenty days recreation, ten days sick leave for each full year of appointment (or pro rata) and all public holidays gazetted in the State or Territory in which the Coordinator resides.
Office funding is available for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the establishment and ongoing operation of an Office (which may be a home office), subject to negotiation and approval.
Skills, experience and personal qualities should include confident use of computers including word processing, internet access and zoom conferencing, together with excellent communication and active listening abilities. Diplomacy and discretion are vital to this role. Good organisational skills are required, as is an understanding of the importance of a safe workplace. Supervising volunteers is expected to form part of this role. As this is a ‘position of trust’, the successful applicant will be required to comply with the QA Code of Conduct and Child Protection and other safety policies. Familiarity with the practices and organisation of Quakers would be a strong advantage; an induction will cover this if the successful candidate does not have this knowledge
Support for the position: This position reports to the QA Presiding Clerk. The QA Presiding Clerk may delegate a Friend (or Friends) to help oversight employer/employee responsibilities and to provide support (Staff Oversight & Support). The Coordinator is also encouraged to establish a personal support group.
Applications should include a concise resume, the names and contact details of three referees and a brief outline of why you feel called to apply for this position. Applications should be forwarded by email to email@example.com no later than 5pm AEST Friday 6 April 2023.