Project Manager (Melbourne)

  • Be part of a highly productive, collaborative and friendly team, developing world-leading access and inclusion solutions for businesses across Australia. 
  • Full-time, 18-month-fixed-term role based in the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant CBD. 
  • Get to see more of Australia through extensive regional and some interstate travel. 

We're looking for a Project Manager to join our team. Utilise your strong project management, business engagement and people skills to deliver the Australian Network on Disability's pioneering projects. 

About us

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is a national, for-purpose, member organisation. We bring employers together to shape an Australia where people with disability are valued and organisations benefit from diverse workforces and customers.

We provide expert advice and professional services to employers, government and industry bodies. We build their expertise, develop their confidence, connect them with others, and support them to check their progress against their access and inclusion goals. 

We have an affirmative action employment strategy for people with disability and make adjustments to accommodate individuals in the recruitment, selection and employment process. 

What does success look like? 

Utilising your track record of successfully delivering projects, you will work closely with AND’s programs and project teams to deliver and contribute to two state-based projects. Both projects will deliver innovative and leading access and inclusion solutions. The role is based in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD with frequent travel to regional areas.

The goal of the Connect 50 project (June 2018 to June 2020) is to enhance the employment pathways of 50 university or TAFE students with disability, by securing paid internships with businesses in four regional Victorian centres. As the Project Manager, you will raise awareness and engage with local businesses in regional Victoria, working with local education providers and supporting applicants through the selection process.

The second project, which is already underway, is the Victorian Employer Enablement Project (VEEP). VEEP is designed to help employers reap the rewards of a more diverse workforce that includes people with disability. AND operates a demand-led brokerage between employers and high-quality disability employment providers to increase employment outcomes. You will work closely with the Project Team and Relationship Managers to review recruitment practices, provide workplace training (Disability Confidence Training) and develop workplace adjustments policy and procedures.

You will: 

  • Approach, engage and develop relationships with new businesses in key regional areas of Victoria. 
  • Work with regional Victorian businesses to provide internship opportunities to university and TAFE students with disability. 
  • Connect with universities and TAFEs to develop understanding about the project, build relationships and enable them to supply a pipeline of suitable interns with disability. 
  • Support candidate preparation, selection, placement matching, workplace adjustments, onboarding and retention. 
  • Track and manage milestones on the project delivery. 
  • Support employers ready to recruit and retain people with disability through recruitment audits and disability confidence training. 

The role requires extensive travel to regional areas and some interstate travel (a driver's licence is therefore highly desired). 

AND has a lot to offer the right person for this busy role. We offer flexible working options, a supportive and passionate team, and the opportunity to work on Australian first projects. If this sounds like you, and a for-purpose organisation is right for you, we want to talk to you.

Download the Project Manager position description

Please send a copy of your CV, and a cover letter addressing the criteria in the Position Description, to Amy Whalley, Deputy CEO at by 9am, Friday 24 August.

We are an inclusive employer and encourage applications from candidates with disability, and other diverse groups. Decisions are never based on stereotypical assumptions or personal characteristics or circumstances.