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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.

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 m.andrews@optometry.org.au

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 m.marven@optometry.org.au

 

Member Events Coordinator (0.6 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.

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.

Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) delivers a comprehensive portfolio of clinical and non-clinical member events across metropolitan and regional Victoria and South Australia in line with the OV/SA Strategic Plan.

The Member Events Coordinator is a highly ‘front facing’ member of the Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) team. The Member Events Coordinator has carriage of the association’s continuing professional development (CPD) member events and conferences.

Our flagship conference, O=MEGA, is held every two years and attracts approximately 1,000 optometrists, plus many other attendees from across the eye care and eye wear sector. O=MEGA is the largest optometry CPD event in the southern hemisphere. Recently we won the bid to host the 4th World Congress of Optometry which will be incorporated into our O=MEGA event in September 2021.

In addition to this we run a highly successful biennial conference in Adelaide. ‘BlueSky’ attracts around 300 optometrists from across the country and has a style all of its own.

For the position description and key selection criteria please visit our website.

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 m.andrews@optometry.org.au

The application deadline is 9am Monday 20 January, 2020

For any further information please contact Melanie Andrews on 03 9652 9100 or m.andrews@optometry.org.au

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