Australia: Work with us

The Fred Hollows Foundation is a successful and well respected International Development Organisation. 

We are committed to supporting employment opportunities for local people within the countries where we work. Before applying for a position with us, please ensure you have the appropriate eligibility to work.

We appreciate the time every applicant takes to express their interest in working at The Foundation and have included some additional information to assist you with your application.

We welcome all enquiries regarding employment, however all current available positions for Australia will be listed below. 

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.


Internal Communications Specialist

  • Bring your talents and help us engage a global organisation
  • Join us in building a strong organisation
  • Located in Rosebery

An exciting opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s most well-known and fastest growing international development organisations. Currently operating in 21 countries throughout Australia, Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, The Foundation has restored sight to well over 1 million people worldwide.

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Internal Communications Specialist in our Public Affairs division. You will be responsible for raising awareness and understanding of the organisation’s strategy, vision and high priority projects by creating and implementing an internal communication strategy in a compelling and engaging style.  Working closely with all divisions across The Foundation and our in country teams, you will support the growth of our global brand increasing staff engagement through improved communications.

To be a success you will be a natural networker with a background in internal communications, journalism or public relations.  You will possess exceptional business writing skills with the ability to communicate information across a number of mediums to appeal to a culturally diverse range of individuals. Key to your success will be your ability to develop rapport with stakeholders, building credibility at all levels and adapting to a rapidly growing, busy and diverse environment. A passion for communicating and facilitating change in a positive and influential way is advantageous.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 10th March 2015

Please apply through the online application form. Applications should include a resume and covering letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please call Bree James, Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962.


Web Content Producer

  • Drive innovation in web content
  • Build our online audience, improve brand recognition and raise awareness of The Foundation’s work
  • Located in Rosebery

An exciting opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s most well-known and fastest growing international development organisations. Currently operating in 21 countries throughout Australia, Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, The Foundation has restored sight to well over 1 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious 5 year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision of ending avoidable blindness by 2020.

This newly created role for a Web Content Producer will be working as a part of our award winning Public Affairs team. In this position you will manage the technical, strategic and content needs of The Foundation’s Australian and international websites, and assist the digital team across its various online channels. To support the acquisition and retention of supporters, you will work innovatively to implement The Foundation’s social media strategy, using real-time monitoring and analytics to deliver regular feedback.

We are seeking an energetic web content aficionado, with relevant tertiary qualifications or at least 5 years’ web producer experience. You will have strong written and visual content production skills, and a sound technical understanding of Content Management System applications, Wordpress and Drupal systems. Key to your success will be a proven ability to source, produce and publish online content quickly and efficiently, aimed at customer engagement, acquisition and retention. Additionally, to reach the digital team’s ambitious goals, your ability to cultivate relationships and negotiate effectively, across The Foundation and with external agencies and stakeholders will be critical.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have the appropriate right to work in Australia.

Closing date: 8 March 2015

Please apply through the online application form. Applications should include a resume and covering letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please call Bree James, Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962.


Program Officer

  • Help end avoidable blindness and improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health.
  • Advocate for improved eye health outcomes and close the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
  • Located in Casuarina, Darwin

Working closely with our partners, in regions across Australia, we are committed to increasing high quality, accessible and culturally appropriate eye care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living in remote and underserviced communities.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to support The Foundation’s Indigenous Australia Program. This role requires coordination of reports and creation of high quality communication materials for a diverse audience, to inform and elevate the profile of The Foundation. You will develop and manage key relationships with partners and internal stakeholders, providing effective project support and management. In all communications, you will ensure legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of The Foundation are adhered to.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate a strong personal drive, with proven experience in planning and implementing communication and community education projects. Your experience working for a development, government or community based organisation will also assist your application. Your ability to cultivate key relationships will be your strength, and contributing to communication and advocacy initiatives to influence a diverse audience. In addition you will require a working knowledge of the diverse circumstances and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. To succeed within this evolving and changing culture will require you to be innovative, energetic, resilient, and comfortable with ambiguity.

Regional, remote community and domestic travel will be required.

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. To be eligible to apply for this position, you must have the appropriate right to work in Australia.

Closing date: 8 March 2015

Please apply through the online application form. Applications should include a resume and covering letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Job Description.

Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please call Bree James, Recruitment Specialist on + 61 (02) 8741 1962.

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