ID: 155606

Program Coordinator

Disability Services Regular - more than 6 months Bunbury WA

About this opportunity

Fishability is seeking a Program Coordinator to plan and organise Fishability activities at the Bunbury Outer Harbour Fishing Platform and lead and work with a dedicated group of like-minded Fishability volunteers in helping people with disabilities experience the fun of fishing. Responsibilities as the Program Coordinator will be to: • Plan and organise volunteer rosters before each fishing season, and during the season as required; you will determine the days to be fished based on volunteer availability, and seasonal conditions. We ususally have a 6-7 week break over summer, and a 10-12 week winter break. • Preparation beforehand (organising trailers, bait, equipment etc) and coordination on the day of each fishing activity. • Attend meetings, training and functions as required (a couple of times per year) with the other Fishability Coordintors from Albany, Busselton, Mandurah, Perth and Geraldton; We currently have 2 female and 5 male program coordinators who all do a wonderful job! • Promote and enhance the Fishability Program in the region with support from Fishability's Executive Officer and Development Officer.

At fishing activities you and your team will assist people with disabilities by: • Giving practical assistance to participants - setting up fishing gear, baiting and casting a line, and catch care; • Showing an awareness of current rules and regulations regarding recreational fishing; • Developing relationships with participants to enhance their self-esteem, life skills, awareness of the environment and experience a quality outdoor activity;

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Commitment to the ethos and values of Fishability
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to be adaptable, show initiative and interact with people of all abilities
Working with Children Card (obtained on appointment)
Police Clearance (obtained on appointment)
First Aid (obtained on appointment)
Current Drivers Licence
Basic computer skills and ability to use common office applications (e.g. Microsoft office)

Previous experience working in a management / supervisory role
Interest in recreational fishing
Experience in providing inclusive opportunities for people with disabilities
Understanding management of a budget
Understanding of the not for profit sector

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

5-6 hrs per week (this includes attendance at weekly activity and preparation/planning time before and after). You will determine the days fished per week or month.

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • People with disability
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Administration & Office Management

Induction, first aid, annual training and awards event, annual Coordinators Conference


Petrol allowance for specified Fishability activities. Tea/coffee, lunches after activities