Project Coordinator

Foundations Forum

Applications Closing: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 17:00

A small voluntary organisation is seeking a self-motivated person who can  coordinate a range of training and learning events in a variety of locations across New South Wales. 

This position offers a unique opportunity for the successful applicant to enjoy flexible working arrangements with an average of 10-15 hours per week to be negotiated. 

The successful person will be able to support a small Management Committee made up of volunteers, have excellent networking and communication skills, positive values about the importance of social inclusion and the rights of people living with disability and demonstrated organisational and administrative experience in coordinating off-site learning events.

Category: Administration & Support, Business Development, Community Development, Project Management & Strategy, Training & Education
Field: Corporate Social Responsibility, Disability, Education & Training, Community
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Sydney Wide
About us

Foundations Forum is a small Sydney-based voluntary organisation formed by a group of individuals committed to improving the lives of people who are marginalised in society. From its beginnings as a network in 1985, Foundations Forum was incorporated in NSW in 1991.

Because Foundations Forum recognises the power of valued social roles in transforming the lives of people who are marginalised, they have committed themselves to providing education that:
•    is based on a proven theory: Social Role Valorisation (SRV)*
•    uses personal stories to illustrate the potency of SRV
•    is interactive and draws on the experiences of participants
•    offers practical strategies and safeguards
•    provides authentic SRV education.
Foundations Forum receives no funding and relies solely on membership and workshop fees to continue its work.

*Social Role Valorisation (SRV): the pursuit of the good things in life, via the pursuit of valued social roles for people with a devalued status.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:


  • Committed to working towards the achievement of valued roles for children and adults living with disability
  • Demonstrated commitment to upholding the rights and interests of people living with disability


  • Demonstrated experience in understanding the societal barriers and issues that exist which prevent or lead to lack of valued roles and full inclusion for people living with disability
  • Experience in organising off-site training and learning events in different geographical areas, including marketing the events, registrations, venue arrangements, catering etc.
  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal and organisational skills at a high level
  • Capacity to create, support and communicate with emerging networks in different geographical areas and travel as necessary
  • Ability to support and work to a small volunteer Management Committee


  • Demonstrated skills in managing and maintaining data
  • Demonstrated skills in social media and computer-based systems
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • Exposure to Social Role Valorisation or a willingness to learn
Other Information:

This position will be subject to a contract for a 12-month period, with review and possible continuation for the duration of the 3-year project.  ABN number and insurances are required.

For position description and criteria or information about the project, please see the attached PD or go to

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Judith Ellis
Contact Email:  
Contact Phone: 0412 322 806 (during business hours)
How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a response to the Criteria to: 

Date posted: 20 March 2020

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