Admin Officer - Youth Volunteer Program

St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria)

Bring your passion for community, volunteers and youth to help our growing youth volunteer program.

  • Room to grow and develop with a collaborative and engaging team.
  • Support the development of youth in our community. Make an impact!
  • Permanent Full Time position - Mount Waverley location.
About Us
A trusted and reassuring presence in the Victorian community for more than 138 years, St John Ambulance Victoria is a for purpose organisation and driving force in the community, working for the Service of Humanity. We look to the future as a vibrant and strong organisation which exists to help those in our community who are in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.
Our desire is to serve the community further, deliver the best care possible and be a place where people are inspired to volunteer and work. We support our charitable work through a strong and diversified commercial operation, operating as a certified Social Enterprise.
About the Opportunity
We are committed to developing young people to meet the future needs of our organisation and the community through our St John Youth Program, focussing on the engagement of young people between the ages of 12 – 18 years old in a first aid orientated youth membership program.
The Youth Project Officer supports the Volunteer Services Manager, the State Youth Manager and the State Youth Team in the development, administration and coordination of St John youth and activities. This role is responsible for the implementation of significant elements and initiatives of the St John Youth program with a particular emphasis on member engagement and development.
There is a requirement to be generally available out of hours, during evenings and on weekends. Some overnight travel may be required to regional Victoria as required.
About You
We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working with people of all ages and across a variety of backgrounds. You will ideally have experience working with youth and understand the approach and engagement with young people to provide a safe, positive and supportive environment and experience.
Essential Skills and Attributes (Selection Criteria):
  • Experience in the development and/or delivery of youth programs or education, and knowledge of principles and strategies for engaging and educating young people.
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality documents such as reports, project plans and online communications, and to present information effectively to groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively in a team environment, and the ability to establish effective relationships with project stakeholders.
  • Well-developed organisation and time management skills, with the ability to plan, prioritise and organise workloads in order to meet competing demands and timelines.
  • Demonstrated analytical and research skills, with the capacity to seek information from other organisations, identify key issues and introduce new ideas into existing work practices.
  • Intermediate / Advanced computer literacy skills, including Microsoft Office use, Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Willingness to undertake a current Police check and Working with Children Check.
Employee Benefits
St John supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where you can pursue and achieve your goals to the fullest potential through ‘Our Safe Place’. St John offers a great culture and amazing staff benefits including career growth opportunities, training and development opportunities, tax free salary packaging options, discount cards, health and wellbeing offerings, complimentary breakfast and fresh fruit, fabulous coffee machines, team building activities, additional leave days and staff excellence awards. We also have an engaging and active social club!
How to Apply
Please apply with your updated resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Your cover letter statement should include how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would enable you to achieve the key accountabilities and succeed in the position.
If you experience any difficulties applying online, please contact our People and Culture Recruitment Team by email
Our commitment to Diversity
St John is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment for all our people. We encourage an environment where people feel respected, safe and valued for who they are and the contribution they make to the organisation and the community. We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) applicants.
Our commitment to Child Safety
As an organisation that regularly works with children, we at St John believe that all children have the right to be emotionally and physically safe at all times, and to be treated with dignity and respect, free from emotional, psychological and physical danger, abuse and neglect. St John is committed to identifying, mitigating and managing risk to children through a preventative and risk management approach.