International Conference Organiser (SCHADS Level 7)

Applications will be reviewed as they are received

WESNET is seeking a talented person with extensive events expertise to drive our success in hosting the Fifth World Conference of Women’s Shelters for the first time in the global south. Conferences are attended by around 1000 people from over 100 countries and, running over four days, are complex and significant events. We need someone who is especially skilled at project management from the preliminary through to more advanced planning stages, including risk analysis and sponsorship management. We also need exceptional engagement and stakeholder skills, to build support for the conference across the community. This is a major opportunity for the right person to showcase their skills for an ethical and internationally significant cause.

WESNET is Australia’s peak women’s organisation working to eliminate domestic and family violence. WESNET aims to:

Provide support for women victim-survivors and their children, 
Strengthen and build the women’s family and domestic violence sector,
Strengthen WESNET’s position as the national leader of member services to the sector, and
Use our specialist knowledge to achieve our purpose and maximise our capacity to eliminate family and domestic violence and other forms of gender- based violence.

What we offer:

Generous salary, plus superannuation
Excellent tax-free salary packaging options available
4 weeks leave (pro rata) with 17.5% leave loading.
Family friendly work environment.
4 weeks paid Parental leave after 12 months service.

To be considered for shortlisting and interview your application must include:

Cover letter
A statement which describes your suitability against each of the key selection criteria detailed in the Position Description
A resume or CV containing your contact details, a summary of work experience, details of qualifications and education.
Referees - if required for an interview you will be required to provide details of at least two referees - one should be your current or most recent supervisor - and another supervisory with knowledge of your work performance.

Application deadline: The final date for receipt of applications will be 9am on Monday 20 March 2023. PLEASE NOTE Applications will be reviewed as they are received until a suitable applicant is found so you are advised to apply as soon as possible. Late applications will not be considered, however Wesnet does reserve the right to extend the final date if a suitable applicant is not found.

Applications must be submitted by email to "jobs AT"

If you need additional information about the position please send your written enquiry to "jobs AT".
A single PDF is preferred.
Please note: applications that do not comply with the above will not be considered.
No recruiters thanks. 

FAQs - please check back as we list the questions from applicants

Where is the position based?

This is a work from home position and around half the team at WESNET work from home across different parts of Australia, while half the remaining team are based in Bendigo, Victoria in our offices there. 

When is the conference?

The conference is currently earmarked for the second half of 2025, probably in Sydney.   

I'm not an Australian resident, will you help with visa and migration?

No. As this position is funded through a Government Grant, and we require the staff member to be located in Bendigo, we are only opening this position to individuals who are Australian residents and have the right to work in Australia already and into the future. 

Can I arrange a quick chat with the CEO to discuss the position and my qualifications? 

No. For procedural fairness and also due to the high volume of enquiries and automatically generated requests for "quick chats" - we ask all candidates to carefully read the instructions, and send all questions through to the email address as instructed in the selection documentation.  Part of our selection process, is seeing that candidates follow the basic instructions of our process.  😉