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Project Manager - Epping Animal Welfare Facility
  • One of Victorias most recognised not-for-profit animal welfare organisations
  • Make a real difference to thousands of animals
  • Fixed-Term Contract Role

About RSPCA Victoria

RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based, not-for-profit organisation whose vision is ‘ending cruelty to all animals’. We are Victoria’s best-known and most respected animal welfare organisation.

Our organisation’s purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, and animal care and protection. RSPCA Victoria’s values - clarity and accountability, respect and consideration, and expertise and collaboration - set clear expectations for all our staff and volunteers.


About the Role
We are currently searching for an experienced and self-motivated Project Manager to join our Operations Team on a 9 month fixed term contract. This role will be responsible for establishing and implementing a project plan for the transition of the operations of the Epping Animal Welfare Facility from RSPCA Victoria to the City of Whittlesea.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and execute a project plan to ensure the smooth transition of the operations of the Epping Animal Welfare Facility from RSPCA Victoria to the City of Whittlesea, effective from October 2022.
  • Lead the coordination of activities associated with the transition with various departments in accordance with the timeframes and outcomes described in the project plan.
  • Monitor, control and report on the progress and performance of the transition against approved project plans, flagging and mitigating risks and issues. 
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders of the project to ensure effective communication and consultation, timely decision making, conflict resolution and the achievement of outcomes.
  • Identify risks associated with the transition and ensure that appropriate mitigations and/or contingency plans are in place to address these risks.
  • Lead the development and implementation of effective communication strategies to achieve awareness and engagement throughout the project with internal and external stakeholders, including impacted staff and volunteers at the EAWF site.
  • Contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment by effectively communicating and working collaboratively with peers across all departments, and consistently behaving in accordance with the RSPCA Victoria values and associated policies.
  • Takes reasonable care for the safety of oneself and others, whilst contributing to safe work practices at RSPCA Victoria by knowing and complying with all WH&S policies and procedures.

What we are looking for

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering outcomes for organisations through project leadership and management.  
  • Demonstrated experience in utilising a range of different project management tools and methodologies.
  • Strong customer service and stakeholder management orientation with demonstrated experience managing diverse and complex relationships to deliver project outcomes.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging work environment.
  • High level literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, including intermediate computer skills (including use of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, and PowerPoint);
  • Previous experience working in the not-for-profit sector would be desirable
  • Willingness to undergo a National Police Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role, you must also be able to provide evidence of your COVID-19 Double vaccination certificate.

What we can offer you

  • Encouraged work-life balance and a broad range of leave entitlements, including annual leave, personal leave, additional leave (6 days per year pro-rata), purchased leave, paid parental leave, study leave and paid family and domestic violence leave
  • Access to a range of mental health and wellbeing supportive initiatives, including confidential counselling services, education programs, access our Parents and Carers platform that has a wealth of resources to support working parents and carers
  • Generous discount on products and services, including Royal Canin pet food, Hush Puppies footwear and RSPCA Victoria retail and vet clinic products and services
  • Salary packaging and novated lease arrangements on offer with leading provider, Maxxia
  • Access to a range of learning and development opportunities that will benefit and support you in your role.

How to apply

To learn more about our organisation and this job opportunity, please visit our website at and download the Position Description attached to this advertisement for more details. Alternatively, please contact Marissa at

If this role is of interest to you, submit your application with your cover letter and resume, addressing how you meet the selection criteria. Applications close on Friday the 21st of January 2022.

RSPCA Victoria is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and we strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are welcome to access RSPCA Victoria’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy here. 

Job Ref: RT000220
Submitted: 06-01-2022

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