Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving the learning outcomes of children and young people in disadvantaged communities.

Our mission is to increase engagement in education, build aspirations and enhance learning outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities by:

  • Mobilising volunteers and connecting partners to build the capacity of schools and early years services in these communities; and
  • Advocating for, and influencing policy change to reduce inequity in education.

Ardoch works with thousands of children and young people in schools and early years services in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

Ardoch is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values child safety.
We are currently recruiting for the below position:


Programs manager, volunteer programs

  • Newly Created Position
  • Leading Children’s Education Charity
  • People Leadership role

This leading children’s education charity is expanding and as such have created an exciting new role as Programs Manager – Volunteer Programs. Reporting to the National Programs Manager, you will lead a team of volunteer coordinators for their highly successful workplace and school-based volunteer programs to develop and coordinate program delivery in early years services and schools. As this award winning organisation continues to scale up their key programs your role will be pivotal in supporting the research, development implementation and evaluation of innovative new programs that deliver better learning and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people. Experience and skill in people leadership and development of the volunteer program coordinators is essential as you take responsibility for:

  • Program Development and Management
  • Program Reporting and Evaluation and]
  • Compliance, Policy and Management

Essentially your experience will include managing multiple projects and/or programs, leading and managing people and you will hold appropriate tertiary level qualifications with excellent verbal, written communication and stakeholder management skills. Some practical experience working in early years and/or school programs or managing large volunteer programs would be ideal as well as experience managing monitoring and evaluating program effectiveness and outcomes. Sharing a commitment to the values of this growing organisation is critical. Salary is commensurate with experience and will include salary packaging.

To apply online through SEEK:  CLICK HERE

Applications close 21st June 2019.

Ardoch is a Child Safe Organisation and an Equal Opportunity Employer