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Full advertisements below. Applications close 9am Monday 21 October 2019.


Are you our new National Communications and Marketing Manager?

Do you want to work with one of Australia’s inspiring and ambitious for purpose organisations to support our goal to reach, inspire and connect Australia’s future workforce?

Beacon Foundation is a national organisation that has operated for more than 30 years. We believe that every young person has the right to hope, a job, financial opportunity and a sense of personal success. We have strong industry partnerships, enabling us to connect schools across Australia with business. Our career awareness programs link industry into classrooms to strengthen collaboration between schools and industry, connecting the world of work to career education initiatives. Our Collective ed. initiative uses a collective impact approach to coordinate collaborative efforts in six Tasmanian communities to bring key partners together to support young people, and the whole community, to thrive.

Are you inspired yet?

We are on the search for a strategic go-getter to join our team to lead the development and implementation of internal and external communications and marketing strategies that will drive forward a range of high priority actions for Beacon, our programs and the communities in which we work.

This new role offers an incredible opportunity for a tactical and practical generalist, who loves to produce on-point communications and is truly driven to apply their ‘superpowers’ to deliver results.

  • Are you a senior communications and marketing generalist with a proven track record of delivering projects and campaigns though to successful completion?
  • Do you have significant experience developing and implementing quality communications?
  • Can you translate, and assist others to translate, complex ideas, information and strategy into simple, meaningful and impactful messages and campaigns?
  • Are you a perceptive leader with the ability to apply professional judgement in the challenge of ambiguity and multiple demands?
  • Are you hands-on and able to lead, mentor and mobilise our team?
  • Are you adaptive, collaborative, resilient and results driven operator?
  • Do you want to be part of our approach to developing the career awareness and adaptability of Australia’s young people?

This position is a full-time ongoing role based in Hobart at our Head Office. To view more about the personal attributes; role responsibilities, challenges, and indicators of success, please download the position description here.

If this is the role you’ve been waiting for we would love to hear from you! Please submit your application by 9am, Monday 21 October 2019.

Five weeks’ annual leave, employee assistance program and generous salary packaging (which increases the value of your salary) under our Public Benevolent Institution status, is available.

For further inquiries, please email Scott Harris – scott@beaconfoundation.net . To apply for this position please email your application to recruitment@beaconfoundation.net. Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter/statement of no more than two pages outlining your skills and experience against the Key Attributes, Key Responsibilities, and Qualifications and Experience;
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae (CV);
  3. A mini-portfolio of communications and marketing materials, note:
    • samples (deidentified if required) of collateral/initiatives/campaigns;
    • approximate date and duration;
    • an assessment of success; and
    • your level of involvement/input.
  4. Contact details for two referees who can confirm your skills in relation to the position.

Please note that applications that do not follow the above instructions may not be considered or acknowledged.

For more information regarding how salary packaging essentially increases salary, visit our service provider, AccessPay, website – here.



Are you one of our new Evaluators?

Would you like to be part of a team that is working to support all young people in Tasmania to thrive?

We are growing our initiative and are seeking a team of Evaluators across the State (we’ll be hiring up to 2.5 full-time equivalent staff) to become a key part of the Collective ed. Network working in close partnership with our six sites located in communities across Tasmania. Our sites are based in schools in Bridgewater, Clarendon Vale, George Town, Ulverstone, Deloraine and Sorell. An opportunity also exists for one Evaluator to step-up into our Lead Evaluator position (higher salary) and provide supervision to the Evaluation and Data Team.

The Collective ed. initiative seeks to help more young people in Tasmania to enter a meaningful pathway, including by completing Year 12 or equivalent. To do this, we use a ‘collective impact’ approach, which aims to bring key community partners together to support young people, and the whole community, to thrive; and coordinate collaborative efforts toward making this happen.

Are you inspired yet?

As an Evaluator, you’ll work within and alongside the community to focus on amplifying the school-based and community-based initiatives that Collective ed. helps to implement; and contribute to the gathering, interpretation and sharing of data in a way that makes sense to the community, and enables learning and a nimble response across the community network.

Within your community you’ll work with a small team of dedicated staff as well as have broader school leadership support. You’ll also have access to specialists in collective impact, learning and evaluation, data, communications and strategy who will work with you to achieve shared goals.

Collective ed. operates in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment which requires adaptability, resilience and initiative, as well as excellent strategic and problem-solving skills.

  • Are you an experienced and enthusiastic evaluator?
  • Are you an agile and adaptive person who can respond to ambiguity and to what is unfolding?
  • Do you have strong qualitative and quantitative data literacy and analysis skills?
  • Can you bring responsive, creative and innovative ways to collect data?
  • Are you a natural communicator, with an ability to listen deeply and understand, and engage with people from a variety of backgrounds?
  • Can you apply systems thinking and are aware of the collective impact approach to systems change?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

The core of the positions are clearly defined but our roles are ultimately what you make of them. For further detail, please download a position description here.

You’ll receive a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), flexible work arrangements, access to an employee assistance program and generous salary packaging (including relocation costs) under our PBI status.

Please be sure to follow the how to apply instructions and submit your application as soon as possible by 9am, Monday 21 October 2019. Applications that do not fulfil the below instructions are unable to be considered.

Candidates living in and around the communities are encouraged to apply.

Please contact recruitment@beaconfoundation.net initially for further information regarding the role.

How to Apply:

Please review the advertisement, download a position description and take your time to complete your application. Please include:

  • A cover letter/statement of no more than two pages outlining your commitment to this work and where your specific skills, experience, interests and drive is in line with the Key Attributes, Key Responsibilities, and Qualifications and Experience;
  • Your preferred hours of work, within the range of 0.5-1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE);
  • Preferred region – Hobart, North East Tasmania and North West Tasmania;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (CV); and
  • Contact details for two referees who can confirm your skills in relation to the position.

Please email your complete application to recruitment@beaconfoundation.net by the closing date.

Key words: Monitoring, Evaluation, Developmental evaluation, DE, Research, D&E, Evaluating

Why work for Beacon Foundation?

If you are looking for a career where you can apply your professional skills in a way that gives back to the community, take a look at our job opportunities.

Beacon Foundation is a passionate network of people, from across Australia, all working together to reach, inspire and connect Australia’s future workforce.  Whether you are working directly with communities, industry and schools, or in a vital office role, working at Beacon Foundation will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a friendly, diverse and dedicated team, making a positive impact on Australia’s young people.

In exchange for your commitment, passion and contribution to our vision and strategy, we will ensure you receive work life balance and fulfilling and meaningful work.  On top of this, you will have access to the below entitlements:

Salary packaging As Beacon Foundation is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), salary packaging is available.  Salary packaging enables you to reduce the amount of income tax you pay and therefore increases your take-home pay.  Packaging of up to $18,550 per annum (1 April – 31 March) for General Living and meal and Entertainment Expenses is available from your pre-tax income. For more information regarding how salary packaging essentially increases salary, visit our service provider website – here

Leave benefits & allowances Employees receive five weeks annual leave per year, access to flexible working arrangements and generous allowances for phone and vehicle usage.

Flexible Work Arrangements – All employees have the option of working flexibly around their life commitments and we champion the value this brings to our organisation.

Health and well-being – An Employee Assistance Program ensures everyone has access to professional and friendly support whenever they may need it.  Beacon Foundation runs regular wellness initiatives aimed at promoting and encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.

Passion  |  Team  |  Professionalism  |  Flexibility  |  Innovation



Volunteering at Beacon:

MyRoad Program

If you are keen to get involved with the great work that we do, please consider joining our online community, eBeacon. eBeacon is an online platform that brings a wide range of resources from outside communities to students in schools.  These make school engaging and relevant and prepare students to navigate the more complex careers of the future.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our MyRoad Program – a 2-hour online mentoring session aimed at matching industry volunteer mentors with young women in their senior years of secondary school, to support students in the development of key skills required to understand and succeed in the changing world of work. Session support materials and training are provided.

Please follow this link for more information and to register your interest. We look forward to hearing from you: https://ebeacon.net.au/myroad_register/