- Job posted on: 27th Jul 2021
- Applications close:
For over 45 years Variety has been making a difference in millions of Aussie kids’ lives, by making sure they have what they need to laugh, live, and learn. We partnered with Touched by Olivia in 2018 to deliver inclusive playspaces around Australia called Variety Livvi’s Places. Play is the bedrock of childhood development, and all kids need to play, play with others, and play often. We know that inclusive playspaces created in partnership with communities, makes this happen and so we are on a mission to make sure that every child has an inclusive playspace in their local community.
We are proud creators of Variety Livvi’s Place inclusive playspaces where we can all play together. We advocate for play for all kids to promote the health and wellbeing of our children, connect families and communities and support a thriving inclusive society. We specialise in creating truly inclusive playspaces that foster intergenerational free play and passive recreation in a community setting. We pride ourselves on Variety Livvi’s Place playspaces being sought out nationwide where everyone is welcome, valued, can participate, and feels they belong.
As we continue to grow, we are needing a masterful Project Manager to help us to create and deliver more community led inclusive playspaces to kids and communities.
Currently working Australia wide, particularly in regional and remote areas, we have a range of projects on the go at any one time. We work in partnerships with councils and developers from inception to delivery and actively participate in project working groups throughout project plans. We share our processes and expertise in these teams that deliver our benchmark inclusive playspaces and build capacity in inclusive practices and principals with all we work with on our projects.
This position makes the biggest impact pre-construction phase. This is where building vision, embedding principals, deep authentic stakeholder engagement and inclusive design expertise takes place. Keeping kids and inclusion front and centre throughout whilst working within budgets and timelines is the ultimate goal.
Working closely with the Head of Inclusive Play this position looks a little like this:
We are a lean, highly passionate, very close team each with our own areas of expertise. We’re after an experienced Project Manager who can deliver change through process. Someone who can easily identify the needed details and organise them in an efficient way for each unique project.
We are kids and communities first, and challenge traditional methods of playspace design and delivery. Building strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, from partners, designers, suppliers, construction crews and our internal teams, is most important. The ability to build trust, influence and negotiate within these relationships to deliver on project goals cannot be understated.
We’re looking for someone with:
To be an Inclusive Team Playmate you need to be resourceful, positive, energetic, dexterous, and fun. We are as passionate about nurturing the growth & development of our team as we are about inclusive play. We have a highly collaborative and empowering team culture encouraging everyone a voice and space to do their best work and providing professional development to help you grow your career and skills. We work very closely, touching base several times a day, travelling together and supporting each other professionally and personally along the way.
Our wider Variety family is sociable, fun and extremely hardworking. We are passionate and driven to achieve results, so that we can continue to grow and deliver the much-needed support we provide to children.
If you exude warmth, possess the highest standards of professionalism and are passionate about making difference to children and families this challenge is for you.
We love having a team that reflects the diverse nature of the children we serve; and we want to celebrate the fact that what makes us different makes us stronger. If this speaks to you personally, we encourage you to apply.
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For questions relating to the role please contact Kim Becherand, Head of Inclusive Play on 0403 778 142.