Job Opening at Council on the Ageing NSW


Work with us!

COTA NSW is developing an advocacy program that engages older Australians to advocate on issues that affect older people. We need someone with experience in volunteer management, with an understanding of policy and advocacy, and a passion for social justice to join our team and help expand our organising program.

The organisation

COTA NSW is the peak body representing the needs and interests of the diverse range of older people in NSW.

We are an independent, consumer-based, non-government organisation working to ensure that the voices of older people are heard by politicians, policy makers, service providers and the media.

The role

The Advocacy Community Development Officer will work with COTA NSW supporters and stakeholders to develop our organising program.

Day to day you will recruit, train and manage volunteer advocates across NSW, consult with older people about their issues and concerns, and work with our CEO and policy officer to develop advocacy strategies to make NSW better for older people.

Your skills

Do you like working with and developing people?

We need someone who has an interest in politics and policy, and who is committed to achieving a society where older people are respected, consulted, included, represented and heard.

You will have had experience in training and managing volunteers, have excellent organisational skills and be a good communicator. Experience working collaboratively in a small team would also be great.

It would be excellent if you were experienced in working with a range of digital tools and systems, but this isn’t essential – we think as long as you have basic digital literacy, this is something you can learn!

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

Submit your application including a cover letter, resume and a brief description of how your experience meets the key selection criteria to, using the subject line: Advocacy Community Development Officer application via EthicalJobs, by 30 July 2018

We are hoping the successful applicant will be available to start work around 27 August 2018.

For more information about COTA NSW -

For more information about the role, speak to Liz - 02 9286 3860.

COTA NSW is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI people, people with a disability and older people are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must that the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job.

As part of COTA NSW's recruitment process, a criminal background check will be conducted.