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Lived Experience Workshop facilitator (casual)

About the role:

The Summer Foundation is running 7 online NDIS Housing Options workshops across Tasmania in June 2020. The workshops are a great way for people with disability and their families to learn about what housing possibilities can be funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The Lived Experience Workshop facilitator will be responsible for co-facilitating the Summer Foundation’s online Housing Options workshops in Tasmania alongside other Summer Foundation staff. The role will work with people with disability and their families, providing online educational and interactive workshops regarding a range of housing options that are available under the NDIS.

You will be provided with training about workshop content as needed and will have the opportunity to bring your lived experience to the co-design of activities and presentation of information.

Skills & Experience:

  • Lived experience of disability and the experience of negotiating housing as a person with disability
  • Eligible to work in Australia
  • Access to reliable internet able to consistently handle videoconferencing functions
  • Police check
  • Some knowledge of the NDIS and disability housing issues
  • Some experience of and confidence with public speaking
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal or non-verbal methods)
  • Strong commitment and knowledge of the rights of people with disability

You will be required to work remotely for both training and delivery of your role due to current restrictions from COVID-19.

For more information about the role, contact the Summer Foundation’s Information & Lived Experience Facilitator Leah Jeskie at

How to apply:

Applications can be directed to Jessica Simms on and should include a cover letter addressing the key responsibilities and experience and a resume.

You can view the full Position Description here.

Applications will be accepted until close of business on 8 May 2020.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

About the role:

Reporting to the COO, the CFO role is responsible for setting the financial policy and direction to support the organisation’s overall strategy. This includes financial administration, business planning, budgeting and working closely with the Executive Team to ensure the ongoing financial sustainability of the organisation.

Responsibilities & Duties include:


  • Contribute to decisions of the Executive Team as appropriate
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of organisational strategy
  • Provide strategic advice to COO, CEO and Board for ongoing business planning
  • Management of Finance, including setting performance anddevelopment agreements with direct reports and maintaining an atmosphere in which staff strive to reach their maximum potential
  • Mentoring of team members to support their development
  • Ensure the risks associated with the activities of the team are identified and managed effectively

Finance Management – Reporting and Control:

  • Develop, implement and monitor internal controls to protect Summer Foundation’s assets and ensure correct accounts are produced
  • Manage all accounting and financial requirements, including
  • commitment to continuous improvement of all processes
  • Oversee the functions performed in accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking, month end and reporting;
  • Monitor cash flow for the organisation
  • Oversee management of fixed assets
  • Oversee large debt collection
  • Review and sign off on monthly reconciliations
  • Check and approve all banking transactions
  • Manage the annual financial audit

Finance Management – Management Accounting:

  • Develop and manage the reporting framework for Summer Foundation
  • Actively manage the allocation of income and expenditure to cost centres and general ledger accounts;
  • Review and analyse project accounts and provide advice to project leaders and heads of departments on income and expenditure targets and levels;
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual budget and reforecast, perform in-depth financial analysis of actual to budget variances and continually address any financial issues
  • Prepare clear and timely finance reports for the Board and Sub Committees, Executive Team, and other stakeholders as required
  • Check the financial costing for submissions and tenders and preparation of acquittals for grants
  • Provision of financial advice to the Executive Team and staff as requested
  • Develop a capacity building framework to ensure continuous up skill of team managers and project coordinators in relation to financial management and budgets across the organisation.

Financial Management – Tax:

  • Approve the IAS, BAS and submit for lodgement
  • Ensure appropriate systems are set up and managed to ensure year end compliance

Essential Experience & Skills:

  • Extensive senior finance management experience in the not for profit sector
  • Demonstrated experience across the core areas of responsibility
  • At least 5 years management accountant experience
  • Track record in preparation of budgets and year-end financial statements
  • Experience working with and leading teams to achieve objectives
  • Proficient with Excel and accounting packages
  • Ability to show initiative and meet reporting timeframes
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively liaise with external and internal stakeholders at all levels
  • Demonstrated experience in Board and/or executive reporting


  • Professional CPA/CA qualified accountant with extensive experience in a senior finance management role

Other relevant information:

The position description is indicative of the initial expectation of the role and subject to changes to Summer Foundation goals and priorities, activities or focus of the job.

People with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived experience is valued by the organisation and looked upon favourably.

We offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Flexible working hours
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Stimulating and modern office facilities

How to apply:

Please email your application to Stephanie Press, Operations Manager:

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the key responsibilities and experience and a resume.  You can view the full Position Description here.

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