Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 27

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


T 61 3 9629 6999




Ref: RM2002395


Location Melbourne VIC
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:
2 August 2017
  • Newly created role with impact
  • Mental health is the number one health issue facing young people worldwide



Orygen is the world’s leading youth mental health organisation, combining research, clinical programs, policy and training. Orygen’s main campus is in Parkville, Melbourne with over 300 staff. Its work includes supporting the development of better models of care for young people experiencing mental ill-health, and it played a key role in establishing Headspace centres around Australia.


Orygen is seeking an ambitious and results-driven project management and grant-writing all-rounder to play a pivotal supporting role in a fundraising strategy focusing on HNW individuals, corporates, foundations and public campaigns. 


Building upon the outstanding reputation that the organisation enjoys, you will work in a very small team in a positive and collaborative environment supported by highly skilled professional colleagues, and engaging with volunteers and interns.


You have excellent attention to detail, the highest quality writing skills and an ability to condense complicated projects into concise and readable grants. You can manage very difficult projects, challenging deadlines and multiple internal and external stakeholders including the Executive Director, research staff and donors. You are a skilled communicator and negotiator, possessing diplomacy, flexibility and creativity.


This high level role demands a professional with the proven ability to manage projects, coordinate stakeholders and provide outstanding written communication to assist the Fundraising Director generate funds through multiple donor channels.


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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.


BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.


Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.