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ARTD Senior Consultant/ Manager (disability)

ARTD is looking to appoint an experienced disability sector consultant to support our work in social inclusion and disability sector transformation. The role will suit someone with experience working with people with disability and their families and a passion for improving their experiences through co-design approaches.

You will work closely with a Director to support disability policy development and evaluation projects to meet business objectives and income targets. Depending on your current skills and experience, you will be provided with the support required to manage a portfolio of clients or support to develop your own portfolio.

ARTD is committed to the professional growth of its staff and you will be supported to develop a plan for your own professional development.  

Specific responsibilities

  • As a member of project teams, manage tasks to the required standards, with accountability to a Director, including:
    • develop and maintain project plans in consultation with the project team
    • undertake research, evaluation and facilitation tasks
    • design and manage agreed components of a project (e.g. survey design and/or administration and/or qualitative interviews and theme analysis)
    • coordinate project activities to ensure projects will meet the budget and
    • coordinate and prepare project deliverables
    • alert the Director to risks as they arise
  • Coordinate and contribute to tenders for projects
  • Manage professional relationships with clients
  • Contribute to ARTD as a learning organisation, including further building your own expertise in the disability sector, sharing knowledge, coaching, developing methods and tools, and improving practices
  • Contribute to ARTD as a quality business through managing tasks in office administration, system development and marketing
  • Maintain records required for administration, quality and reporting systems
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the ARTD Directors/ Partners.

Key knowledge, competencies and attributes

  • A passion for working with people with disability and their families to design, refine and review disability policy and services
  • Familiarity with NDIS policy
  • An understanding of how to make consultations accessible and experience consulting with people with disability of all types (including people with intellectual disability)
  • Critical thinking, conceptual and analytical ability
  • Manage a range of projects from simple to complex (to quality, time and budget)
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced technical skill or strong generalist (Survey design, basic statistics, data visualisation, interview/focus group skills, facilitation) for data collection and analysis
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior staff
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook including the ability to use or commitment to learn how to use MS Word and Excel and in-house templates
  • Effective time management skills, juggling multiple tasks to competing deadlines
  • Value working as part of a team, producing high quality work

Desirable

  • Understanding of program logic, theory of change
  • Experience working with peer researchers

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualification or commensurate professional experience in social sciences or other relevant discipline, e.g. sociology, policy, anthropology, development studies, psychology, economics
  • Experience working with people with disability and their families to design, refine and review disability policy and services

Conditions

ARTD General Conditions of Employment apply. You will be eligible for a performance-linked bonus based on the achievement of the ARTD consultancy income targets.

Location

Preferably Melbourne; however, candidates based in Sydney will also be considered.

Please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the position criteria (two pages max.) to Sarah Schofield, sarah.schofield@artd.com.au, by Monday October 1.


ARTD Analyst

A Research Analyst at ARTD is responsible for contributing to projects to deliver quality products and services, meet business objectives and help maintain ARTD’s reputation and the quality of our services.

The role involves supporting senior staff across multiple evaluations and other consultancy projects in a wide range of subject areas. The role will suit a proactive, curious person with an interest in research and evaluation who has some basic research skills and excellent attention to detail. ARTD is committed to the professional growth of its staff and you will be supported by senior staff to develop a plan for your own professional development within the scope of available projects, interests and existing skills/work experience.

Specific responsibilities

  • Assist senior staff to write high quality reports and produce other research outputs to a high standard
  • Undertake basic quantitative and/or qualitative data entry, management and analysis
  • Support senior staff during workshops by taking notes and providing administrative assistance
  • Accurately take notes, meeting minutes and type interview transcripts
  • Proofing and formatting of proposals and reports
  • Contribute to ARTD as a learning organisation including sharing knowledge, developing methods and tools, and improving practices
  • Contribute to ARTD as a quality business through tasks in office administration and marketing
  • Maintain records required for administration, quality and reporting systems
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the ARTD Directors.

Key knowledge, competencies and attributes

  • Critical thinking, conceptual and analytical ability
  • Experience and/or interest in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook including the ability to use or commitment to learn how to use MS Word and Excel in-house templates
  • Attention to detail
  • Interest in research and evaluation, contributing to social policy
  • Active listening, asking questions and clarifying instructions when necessary
  • Effective time management skills, juggling multiple tasks to competing deadlines
  • Value working as part of a team, producing high quality work

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualification or commensurate professional experience in social sciences or other relevant discipline, e.g. sociology, policy, anthropology, development studies, psychology, economics

Conditions

ARTD General Conditions of Employment apply. You will be eligible for a performance-linked bonus based on the achievement of the ARTD consultancy income targets.

Location

Melbourne CBD.

Please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the position criteria (two pages max) to Sarah Schofield, sarah.schofield@artd.com.au, by Monday October 1.


Aboriginal researcher internships

ARTD Consultants works at the forefront of public and social policy advising governments and not for profit organisations on some of the most challenging areas where policy and programs can make a difference. A substantial amount of our work is focussed on service design and implementation of programs and services targeting Aboriginal people and communities.

We are looking for Aboriginal researcher interns to provide Aboriginal people with pathways into program review, evaluation and social policy research. Internships are for 12 weeks on either a part-time or full-time basis. Internships can be completed either alongside tertiary study or after completing study. You will work alongside a dynamic team on real world projects with the support of an Aboriginal mentor and access to other forms of support such as professional development or study support.

During the internship you will learn about public policy research through a range of administration and research tasks, based on your strengths and interests. As part of your internship you will get support from ARTD team members as well as an Aboriginal mentor.

We are interested in candidates who meet some or all of the following criteria:

  • Interest and/or experience working in public policy
  • Able to respond to people in a friendly and professional way
  • Able to effectively listen and communicate with others and to write clearly
  • Flexible, organised and able to balance multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of and/ or experience with qualitative or quantitative research methods
  • Skills in any of the following software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SPSS, R, NVivo, and InDesign
  • Commitment to learning

For more information please call Sue Leahy on (02) 9373 9906.

To apply please send a letter outlining your interests and addressing the criteria above to sarah.schofield@artd.com.au