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Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) is a progressive, member-focused organisation delivering services and support to our member optometrists across Victoria and South Australia.

Our dynamic and talented staff work in various roles and come from diverse backgrounds including optometry, policy management, communications, administration, events, digital and finance.

Our organisation offers a fast-paced, innovative and flexible working environment.

Any positions vacant will be advertised here and we encourage you to apply for any role for which you believe you have the relevant skills and experience.

Associate Board Director (South Australian-based)

The OV/SA Board is currently seeking to fill the position of South Australian-based Associate Board Director.

The key function of the Board is to ensure good governance of the organisation. While undertaking this important work the Board considers the broad trends affecting the membership and the profession, and sets the vision and direction for the organisation, providing leadership for the profession.

Associate Board Directors attend meetings of the Board and access Board papers. Associate Board Directors also make an important contribution to the work of the Board, through participating in Board meetings, strategic planning meetings and committees of the Board. However Associate Board Directors are not entitled to vote on Board decisions.

Six Board meetings are held each year, and the Associate Board Director is required to regularly attend these meetings in person or by videoconference. Meetings are held in both Melbourne and Adelaide and we anticipate the Associate Board Director will be required to travel to Melbourne four times per year for meetings. Associate Board Directors are appointed to the Board for a period of up to two years. An honorarium is payable to cover costs associated with the role.

The Board is seeking applications from interested members. For further information, including details of how to apply, please review the Associate Board Director position description.

Applications must address the essential key selection criteria and where relevant, the desirable selection criteria.

Applications are due by Wednesday 20 November.

Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (0.5 EFT)

With more than 1,600 members Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) is the professional association for optometrists and eye health professionals across Victoria and South Australia.

As a company limited by guarantee OV/SA is one of five member states of Optometry Australia providing advocacy and member services while acting as a strong voice for the profession.

The Policy and Advocacy Coordinator is responsible for the provision of policy and advocacy advice to the CEO through the role’s direct report, the Member Services and Policy Manager. The position is also responsible for the development of resources and delivery of projects that will enhance the Association’s engagement across the broader health sector and with governments at both local and state levels.

These activities will support OV/SA members in getting the most out of their professional lives and also assist the broader community in understanding the key role optometrists play in the eye health of Victorians.

With sound knowledge of issues affecting the health sector the Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will assist the Member Services and Policy Manager to improve the Association’s policy and advocacy outcomes.

A competitive salary package will be negotiated to attract the high calibre professional we seek for this appointment.

The position description including key selection criteria is available here.

Applications must include the following:

  • Covering letter addressed to Pete Haydon, CEO;
  • A brief statement addressing the key selection criteria;
  • Resume of no more than 5 pages; and
  • Details of referee names, their current position and a brief explanation of your relationship. Referees will only be contacted with your prior agreement as a part of the final recruitment phase of this process.

Please forward your completed application to

The application deadline is 9am Monday 2 December, 2019.

For additional information about this opportunity, contact Michelle Marven, Member Services and Policy Manager on 03 9652 9100 or

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