Working for Ardoch

The Ardoch team is committed to improving educational outcomes for children in disadvantaged communities. Our professional team members fill roles across program delivery, volunteer management, fundraising and engagement, finance, administration and operations.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:


Grants Writer and Researcher 

[Fixed term to December 2021]

Ardoch is actively seeking to increase the our impact and increase the number of children we can support in disadvantaged communities. We are seeking the support of a skilled writer and researcher who is able to synthesise information quickly and produce compelling written proposals to engage more funders in our work.

This is an opportunity to use your skills and drive to help ensure every child the opportunity to realise their potential. You will use your research and writing skills help us submit proposals, applications, and other materials to engage both our current funders supporting our work across Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland.

This is a fixed term role through to December 2021 and is full-time (0.8 may be considered).  Salary packaging is available. Applications close 6 June, 5pm.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia.

Grant Writer and Researcher

Education Partnerships Coordinator                   

– Greater South East Melbourne

Ardoch is seeking to employ an Education Partnerships Coordinator for Greater South East Melbourne. This position will lead the program coordination and ongoing delivery, of Ardoch programs to partner primary and secondary schools in Greater South East Melbourne. The position will :

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with partner schools, and community organisations, government and businesses
  • Develop and deliver quality programs and early years services and schools that build their capacity to improve learning and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people.

And much more please find the full position description here:

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia. Applications close 26 May, 5pm.  

Program Support Coordinator

– Early Years Partnerships 

[0.8 FTE – fixed term to 28 Jan 2022]

Ardoch is currently seeking to employ a Program Support Coordinator (part-time – 30 hours per week) – Early Years Partnerships to coordinate our early years programs in our existing and newly developed partnerships with early years services through to January 2022. The position will play a key role in support our early years program delivery in up to 60 early years services across metropolitan Melbourne.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia. Applications Close 26 May, 5pm

In addition to helping every child realise their potential through full participation in education, there are many benefits to becoming part of the Ardoch Team.

Gifted leave

Ardoch offers generous ‘gifted leave’ provisions for employees each year, designating five days a year adjacent to public holidays as additional leave entitlements. This aims to positively contribute to employee wellbeing by providing extended mini-breaks throughout the year.

Flexible work

Ardoch has a flexible work policy that aims to assist employees to balance and integrate their work responsibilities with other facets of their lives, while ensuring that the organisation as a whole is able to deliver on our strategic priorities and operational requirements. Flexibility options include variations to hours, part-time employment and opportunities to work from home or remotely.

Professional development

Ardoch places significant value on professional development and on-the-job learning and we prioritise these opportunities for our team.  We have developed a Leadership Capability Framework which is focused on growing eight key capabilities through our approach to learning, recruitment, performance management and development. These key capabilities are:

  • Business Acumen
  • Collaboration
  • Curiosity
  • Drive for Results
  • Project Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Stakeholder Centricity
  • Strategic Thinking

Ardoch is an equal opportunity employer and a child safe organisation.