We're hiring - Project Coordinator, Rockhampton


About Volunteering Queensland

Volunteering Queensland is the state peak body for volunteering in Queensland. We work state-wide developing, advancing and promoting volunteering in all its forms, including in the community services sector, families and children, youth, sport and recreation, emergency services, health, arts, culture, educational institutions, natural and built environments, animal welfare, local and state government, and businesses that have employee volunteering programs.

Volunteering Queensland’s vision is strong, connected communities through volunteering and its mission is to advance volunteering for Queensland's economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being. We strive to operate with integrity and are committed to being inclusive, collaborative, innovative and compassionate.

We are the lead voice for volunteering in Queensland supporting this essential industry to thrive. To achieve our vision and purpose we work across three strategic focus areas:

  • Enable - volunteer-involving organisations to maximise the contribution of their volunteers.
  • Inspire - more Queenslanders to volunteer.
  • Increase - the impact of the volunteering sector.

Position Purpose

This role is important to the effective functioning, service delivery, continued growth, development and sustainability of Volunteering Queensland and specifically the delivery of the Rockhampton Volunteer Organisations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and Community Group Mapping project, funded through the 2019 Category C Central Queensland Bushfires Flexible Funding Grant.

This project includes:

  • Mapping of all community organisations active in Rockhampton Local Government Area (LGA) to provide the Rockhampton Local Disaster Management Group with a list of organisations, resources and services within the community. 
  • Establishment of a local consortium of volunteer organisations active in disasters (VOAD) to provide guidance and advice to local and state governments on the use of local volunteer organisations in the disaster response and to:
  1. act as a mentoring group to provide advice and guidance to existing, new and emerging volunteer organisations working across the disaster management cycle; 
  2. to provide opportunities to collaborate with groups and organisations that have the capacity to assist in situations where local capacity is non-existent or has been exhausted. 

This position works in partnership with representatives of the Rockhampton Regional Council’s Disaster Management Team to ensure work undertaken, and its outcomes, reflects the needs and requirements of the Rockhampton Local Disaster Management Group and the communities it supports.

The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Brisbane based Volunteering Queensland Project Team to support development, delivery and evaluation of project.  

Position Responsibilities

In consultation with the Project Team and key stakeholders, the Project Coordinator will be expected to:

  • Undertake mapping of the community organisations and non-government organisations in the local government area of Rockhampton Council.
  • Facilitate strong working relationships with existing collaborations and networks of local and state government, emergency services, community and non-government organisations to maximise the projects’ outcomes.
  • Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate VOAD meetings and workshops.
  • Develop relevant resources and tools to enhance delivery of workshops and training in disaster preparedness and resilience.
  • Compile reports, minutes, case studies and evaluations of programs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal, written and computer skills to support reporting requirements.
  • High level networking and relationship building skills.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Sound understanding of Disaster Management Arrangements and experience in the area.
  • Strong facilitation skills.


  • Experience in and knowledge of the volunteering, not-for-profit, local and state government sectors.

Please Note

  • This is a 12-month project.
  • All contracts with Volunteering Queensland are reviewed regularly and are renewed subject to funding and performance.
  • Where applicable, Volunteering Queensland staff are required to have a Blue Card and Police (Criminal History) Check. The cost of these checks will be met by Volunteering Queensland.
  • It is a requirement that you agree to participate in a required background check. This check may include:
  1. the right to work in Australia;
  2. qualification, referee and/ or professional membership verification check.
  • This position will require some regional travel.
  • The position is relationship, people and network focused. The Project Coordinator must enjoy and be effective in working and interacting with all manner of people from diverse backgrounds.  

Potential candidates are encouraged to send a copy of their Resumė and a one page cover letter outlining their suitability against Qualifications, Skills and Experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on the position please contact Amanda Nixon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07 3002 7632.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 23 February 2020.