Join the Amaze team

For over 50 years Amaze has been supporting Autistic people and their families. Based in Victoria, Amaze has a national reach and is the home of Australia’s national autism helpline – Autism Connect.  

Amaze is here for all Autistic people of all ages and works together with the autism community and a broad range of supporters to create a more autism inclusive Australia.  

We’ve recently embarked on a new and innovative Strategic Plan 2022-2026, with ambitious targets to create meaningful change. Powered by a dynamic team of high performing and passionate staff, Amaze is in an exciting period of growth as we strive to model the behaviours and approaches that we inspire others will follow, whilst simultaneously leading exciting programs and initiatives in collaboration with key stakeholders and partners.  

We are looking for like-minded staff to join us on our journey, so if it sounds like you, please read on and reach out.  

Current vacancies

  • Full-time position  
  • Opportunity to develop and deliver a range of multi-channel marketing and communications  
  • Key all-rounder communications role operating both strategically and operationally 
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful contribution and be part of a dynamic and growing Communications team    
  • Hybrid workplace with office based in Richmond  
  • Join a peak body for Autistic people and their families 

 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

The Communications Project Lead plays a critical role in delivering a high-quality range of multi-channel communications to promote and support communications for Amaze’s programs and projects. This includes communications and marketing for the national helpline, Autism Connect. The role will also develop and implement integrated strategic communications plans, as well as tactical executions, for a range of exciting initiatives across the organisation.  

Reporting to the Communications Manager, this practical role will work autonomously across all areas of the organisation and will be the designated communications project lead on a range of projects. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING 

Working in a dynamic team, we need a skilled communications professional to take the lead on developing and delivering communications plans for several high-profile initiatives at Amaze.  

Some key responsibilities include: 

  • Develop and deliver high-quality communications (print and digital) to Autism Connect’s priority audiences: Autistic people and their families, other autism organisations, government, media, private and community sectors, the wider world through a variety of channels and publications.  
  • Develop all communication activities for Autism Connect in consultation and co-design with consumer advisory representatives, including a range of promotional collateral, the monthly eNewsletter and website oversight.   
  • Contribute to the execution of Amaze social media, including content planning, assisting with community engagement, and overseeing implementation of campaign content. 
  • Contribute to ongoing maintenance and oversight of the Amaze website and campaign microsites, including content updates and reporting. 
  • Oversight of Amaze’s Google and Facebook ads, monitoring and analytics providing advice and recommendations on the optimal approach to increase Amaze’s reach and targets 

 

THE *IDEAL CANDIDATE (KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE)  

Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience and achievement in similar marketing/communication roles. You will have the ability to adapt your writing style and develop clear and engaging content that connects with a variety of audiences. In addition, you will have a range and breadth of digital experience and understanding social media channels reporting and metrics. 

We are looking for someone who can communicate confidently and succinctly, bring new ideas to the role, and be an advocate for Amaze’s efforts working with and supporting Autistic people and their families. With skills and experience in building collaborative and productive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, you will also be able to manage multiple projects/priorities and be able to synthesise and present complex information in a clear and compelling way across diverse audiences and channels.  

To be successful in this role you will have a high level of maturity and personal integrity, with personal drive and determination to deliver work on time and to a high standard and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team. 

See the position description for further information.  

 

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE  

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed as they come through. 

Top tip: Research shows that many men apply for jobs even if they only meet about 60% of the job requirements. In contrast, women and other marginalised groups will only apply if they meet 100%. So, if you think you qualify, even if you don’t meet every single requirement in the position description, please do get in touch. We’d love to connect and find out more about you and see if you could be a great fit.  

 

EXTRA INFORMATION  

Please note, as this position requires work from the Victoria Street, Richmond office, it is a requirement that the successful candidate demonstrate triple-vaccination status.    

The successful applicant will also need to complete a successful Working with Children Check and National Police Check.  

For further information about the role, please contact Tamsin Beale, Communications Manager at 03 9657 1600.  

Otherwise please email your queries to our HR team at [email protected] including clearly stating the specific job you are applying for in the subject line.  

 

HOW TO APPLY  

If you would like to apply, we want to know what makes you perfect for the role.  

Please provide us with two pieces of information to help us assess your application:  

    1. A response telling us how your skills, knowledge, and experience would make you the *ideal candidate for the given role – make sure you clearly state what the role is. Your response can be provided in any way that suits you – for example, in a short cover letter, through a video, in a phone call, or in an audio recording.  
    2. A copy of your CV.  

Send both parts of your application to [email protected] including clearly stating the specific role you are applying for in the subject line.  

If you need adjustments or support anywhere during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected].  

  • 0.6 – 0.8 full-time equivalent position 
  • Peak body for Autistic people and their families 
  • Brand new Finance Manager position, leading Amaze’s financial management practices 
  • Modern and spacious office based in Richmond  

 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

The Finance Manager is a new position at Amaze, created to provide critical financial leadership and support to a small but high performing team. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer who also serves as the Company Secretary, the role will deliver end-to-end accounting functions, financial reporting, cash flow management, budgeting and forecasting, project reporting, and taxation in accordance with relevant statutory legislation and Amaze policies and procedures. This important position also is a member of the Amaze Leadership Team. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING 

Our new Finance Manager will be fanatical about numbers and spreadsheets, but with the ability to connect with, engage, and support internal customers. This includes providing accurate advice and guidance to staff in a meaningful and supportive way. In addition to managing our Finance Coordinator, key responsibilities include: 

  • Monthly financial/management and project reporting for management, which is also to be included in the Board reporting.  
  • Preparation of annual accounts for audit and annual statutory reporting. 
  • Overseeing the annual audit in collaboration with Amaze’s auditors. 
  • Providing financial and analytical support to the Chief Financial Officer, including budget modelling, and forecasting and cashflow. 
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring appropriate financial systems, procedures, and internal controls to support the efficient and effective operation of the finance function.  
  • Overseeing the payroll function including salary packaging and superannuation arrangements.  

 

THE *IDEAL CANDIDATE (KEY SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE) 

Our ideal candidate has significant experience in financial management, with CPA/CA registration with relevant tertiary qualification in accounting and/or finance. In addition to numerical mastery, we need someone with people management skills and experience including the ability to lead an inclusive team that maximises the talents and potential of each person.  

In addition, we are looking for someone who… 

  • Can undertake project reporting to ensure Amaze acquittals are accounted for accurately.  
  • Can communicate clearly – verbally and in writing – and who can present opinion logically, checking for understanding, and encouraging open discussion. 
  • Has well-developed interpersonal, relationship building, and influencing skills with the ability to identify opportunities to collaborate with key internal stakeholders. 
  • Has superior attention to detail and the ability to consistently produce work of a high standard and accuracy, but that is also fit for purpose. 
  • Is Autistic community focused with either knowledge of, or commitment to, developing respectful communications for Autistic people and their families and carers.

As we are currently migrating to MYOB Advance, our ideal candidate would also have experience in this system to help Amaze maximise its potential. 

See the position description for further information. 

 

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE 

You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed as they come through. 

Top tip: Research shows that many men apply for jobs even if they only meet about 60% of the job requirements. In contrast, women and other marginalised groups will only apply if they meet 100%. So, if you think you qualify, even if you don’t meet every single requirement in the position description, please do get in touch. We’d love to connect and find out more about you and see if you could be a great fit. 

No agencies please. 

 

EXTRA INFORMATION 

Please note, as this position requires work from the Victoria Street, Richmond office, it is a requirement that the successful candidate demonstrate triple-vaccination status. 

The successful applicant will also need to complete a successful Working with Children Check and National Police Check. 

For further information about the role, please contact Tina Chronis, Chief Financial Officer via 03 9657 1600. 

Otherwise please email your queries to our HR team at [email protected] including clearly stating the specific job you are applying for in the subject line. 

 

HOW TO APPLY 

If you would like to apply, we want to know what makes you perfect for the role. 

Please provide us with two pieces of information to help us assess your application: 

    1. A response telling us how your skills, knowledge, and experience would make you the *ideal candidate for the given role – make sure you clearly state what the role is! Your response can be provided in any way that suits you – for example, in a short cover letter, through a video, in a phone call, or in an audio recording. 
    2. A copy of your CV. 

Send both parts of your application to [email protected] including clearly stating the specific role you are applying for in the subject line. 

If you need adjustments or support anywhere during the recruitment process, please email [email protected]. 

 

We live our values

Amaze is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We stay true to our name by hiring ‘Amazing’ people from a wide variety of backgrounds. After all, we want to be as diverse as the communities we serve. Our inclusive culture helps us to be bold, open to difference, embrace curiosity, and spark positive change in ourselves and others. 

Amaze is an Autism Positive Employer. We provide support and adjustments, starting with the recruitment process! We nurture an environment that is personally accountable, supportive, psychologically safe, inclusive, and high performing. 

If you need any adjustment or accommodation whatsoever for any reason, just let us know in your application or separately via email at [email protected]. 

Why you should work for Amaze

There are lots of reasons why you should work with us. Here are just a few…  

  • Join a team of people passionate about driving positive change so that Autistic people and their families can live their best lives.  
  • Our culture emphasises kindness, respect, and inclusion. This includes actively engaging and supporting a neuro-divergent workforce and offering reasonable adjustments and flexible working arrangements. 
  • Access to a holistic employee assistance program (EAP) for staff and their household members. 
  • Personal and professional development opportunities. 
  • Generous salary packaging. 
  • Spacious offices in Richmond with the opportunity to engage in Victoria Gardens Corporate program including freebies, discounts, and offers.
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