We endeavour to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease and are committed to promoting good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support.

If you are interested in joining us at Kidney Health Australia, please send your resume and cover letter to people@kidney.org.au. If you have any queries, please phone us on freecall 1800 454 363.

We consider each employment application on merit and, if a position is not available at the time, your details will be kept on file for future reference. We also invite you to see our volunteer opportunities.

Community Engagement and Services Manager

Position Title:

Community Engagement and Services Manager

Reports to:

GM, Marketing and Community

Business Unit:

Community Engagement and Services




Full time



Kidney Health Australia is seeking an experienced, energetic and well-organised manager to lead the Community Engagement and Services Program nationally.

This management role, based in the South Melbourne head office, is to ensure Kidney Health Australia connects and supports the kidney community across Australia. This position will lead and support the Community Engagement and Services team to:

  • Develop and deliver high quality valued community service programs to meet the different needs of the kidney community, including a first response helpline service, children’s camp, mobile dialysis (BRKB) program and transplant accommodation program
  • Build a national consumer and volunteer base to deliver a range of advocacy, awareness-raising, fundraising and service support activities on behalf of Kidney Health Australia within regional areas
  • Grow awareness of, and support for, Kidney Health Australia’s work amongst the kidney community and broader general public.

If you are a person who can develop and maintain positive stakeholder relationships and manage the delivery of community programs that will improve the lives of people living with kidney disease, then we want to hear from you.

Key selection criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in public health, health sciences, health management, social sciences or other relevant disciplines
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively and building relationships with a range of consumers, volunteers, government / non-government organisations, and professional groups
  • Experience in managing community support programs that deliver health outcomes to patient communities
  • Experience in developing and/or managing a community voluntary network
  • High-level oral, written and interpersonal communication abilities
  • Experience in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of projects
  • Demonstrated people management and leadership skills
  • Intermediate to high-level computer skills and use of a range of software
  • Working knowledge of the Australian health care system.

How to Apply

Please submit the following: (1) A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria contained in the PD (2) A resume outlining your skills, experience and qualifications.

Apply to Maria.OSullivan@kidney.org.au

A current Police Check and Working with Children Check are required.

Applications close on Sunday, December 8th, 2019

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