Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working with COTA SA; we currently have one position vacancy available:


Lead the start-up of COTA SA's exciting new Village Hub and help older South Australians in Goolwa and Victor Harbor to live their best lives

  • Lead the start-up of COTA SA's new Village Hub in Goolwa-Victor Harbor
  • Community development, volunteer management and stakeholder engagement to help older people age well
  • Based in Goolwa or Victor Harbor area; flexible part-time hours; three-year contract.

About COTA SA and our Village Hub

COTA SA is the peak body for 633,000 older people in South Australia with a mission to advance the rights, interests and futures of Australians as we age. We believe that ageing is a time of possibility, opportunity and influence and we undertake a wide range of activities, programs and services for older people to have their voice heard, to age well and live their best lives.

As part of our expanding focus on ageing well in regional SA, COTA SA is excited to receive funding to start-up and operate a new Village Hub in the Goolwa-Victor Harbor over the next three years. The Hub will be a place run by, with and for older people in the local community, where volunteer-members can offer and/or receive a range of supports. We expect the Hub to grow to become a hive of activity including through:

  • peer to peer volunteering and support
  • ageing well activities and events
  • information and support including to access formal services
  • advocacy and representation about issues that matter to older people
  • friendship and support between members

We are now looking for an exceptional community development professional with experience working with volunteers to deliver community projects, to join our team as Village Hub Manager, and help older South Australians in Goolwa and Victor Harbor live their best lives.

About the Village Hub Manager Role:

The Village Hub Manager will be responsible for getting the new Village Hub off to the best possible start and turning it into a self-sustaining operation by the end of three years.

We are looking for someone with demonstrated experience in community development and stakeholder engagement, and a track record of working with volunteers to deliver projects. You'll be able to switch from being hands-on in the community, to working strategically to build a sustainable business, with an ability to stay on top of the contractual KPIs and reporting requirements set by our funders. You'll have contemporary administrative skills and digital literacy, and an awareness of how to successfully work remotely and autonomously but within an extended team environment. Importantly, you'll care about making a difference to the lives of older people in the Goolwa-Victor Harbor community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • working with the volunteer committee and local community members to co-design models, services and programs that help older people to age well in Goolwa-Victor Harbor
  • being hands-on to set up the Hub location, logistics and physical resources
  • developing and implementing strategic and business plans
  • establishing and implementing governance and operating frameworks
  • building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including funding bodies
  • recruiting and retaining volunteers, members and sponsors
  • communicating and promoting the Hub
  • coordinating Hub operations, budget and administration
  • meeting all KPIs and reporting requirements to COTA SA and to our funders

Based in the Goolwa or Victor Harbor area, you'll work closely with COTA SA's Goolwa Victor Harbor Advisory Group (GVHAG) and volunteers on a day-to-day basis, while reporting to our Adelaide-based Community Programs Manager. You'll work as part of the COTA SA staff team and be supported by our Administrative, Communications, IT, Finance and Management staff to achieve your goals. There is an expectation that the role will work from COTA SA's Adelaide office one day a month on average to attend staff meetings, training and the like.

This is a part-time role, offered as a 0.6FTE (3 days per week equivalent), Level 5 SCHADS (approx. $84,000-$88,000 FTE). Initial contract to 30 June 2024. COTA SA staff enjoy access to flexible hours and work arrangements, and generous salary packaging.

How to Apply:

Applicants should review the Position Description and provide a one page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, along with a current CV, to be submitted via SEEK.

Applications close 10am Wednesday 22 September.

Enquiries to Germaine Rowberry, Community Programs Manager on 08 8232 0422.