Employment Opportunity Blind Citizens Australia Executive Officer Position

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the country’s peak consumer representative organisation of, and for, people who are blind or vision impaired. It has 3,000 individual and 7 organisational members, plus 15 branches operated by Committees of Management.

As Executive Officer, you will work with Directors in driving advocacy and policy initiatives, managing resources and motivating a staff of 3.0 FTE.

You combine leadership, management and strategic skills with a proven ability to engage stakeholders in a complex national non-profit environment.

BCA welcomes expressions of interest from those who are vision impaired or blind, and who possess appropriate track records.

We reserve the right to discuss applications directly with our client.

  • National advocacy body
  • $80K for 4 days per week

Please view the Position Description here or on www.brookerconsulting.com.au and send a CV (Word format, up to 5 pages) to career@brookerconsulting.com.au by Tuesday, 9 June 2015 or ring Jeremy Wurm on 03 9602 1666.

Welcome to Blind Citizens Australia

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the united voice of Australians who are blind or vision impaired.

Our mission is to achieve equity and equality by our empowerment, by promoting positive community attitudes, and by striving for high quality and accessible services which meet our needs.

Whether you are blind, have a vision impairment yourself, or are the family member or friend of a person who is blind or vision impaired, BCA is here to assist you. We provide information, peer support, individual and systemic advocacy, and consultancy services. Our Branches act as local lobby groups and provide opportunities for social interaction for members.

Explore our site. Learn about us. Listen to SoundAbout for profiles of people who are blind or vision impaired and those working with our community. If you are interested in audio-described TV, cinema and DVD content check out It’s Our Turn. Set your dial and tune in to our weekly radio program New Horizons. For the issues and policies that affect you, plus useful information and tips, turn to the pages of BC News or Parent News.

Welcome to BCA, the national organisation of people who are blind or vision impaired.

contact BCA:

Toll Free:
1800 033 660

Phone:
(03) 9654 1400

Email: Blind Citizens Australia

Donate to Blind Citizens Australia by using the PayPal button below




BCA 2015 National Convention

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the representative body for Australians who are blind or vision impaired.

This year’s theme is “Looking Forward Looking Back” Celebrating Blind Citizens Australia.

Event details
Date: Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 October 2015

Starting with a Welcome function hosted by Blind Citizens WA on Friday 9th October evening.

Venue: Mercure Perth Hotel
10 Irwin Street, Perth WA 6000
Phone: 08 9326 7000
Email Mercure Perth
Mercure Perth website

Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #BCACONV and on Twitter @au_BCA

Visit the BCA 2015 National Convention webpage for more information.

New Horizons Program 399

This week on program 399 of New Horizons, Rikki Chaplin speaks with Greg Madson, President of Blind Citizens Australia, about funding concerns and upcoming events.

You can use the embedded audio player above to listen or download the program.

New Horizons is now available as a podcast! Using your pod catcher of choice, use the search term “Blind Citizens Australia”, you should then be able to subscribe to the New Horizons program.

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Go here for Broadcast times and stations

Current and past Episodes of New Horizons can also be found on the Blind Citizens Australia audio page

And on the The Global Voice

New Horizons is produced at the studios of Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne. Blind Citizens Australia thanks Vision Australia for their technical Support and for the use of their resources. You can visit Vision Australia on the web at Vision Australia website

National Volunteer Week.

Many disability not-for-profits would not be able to do their great work without Volunteers! Blind Citizens Australia would like to wish all our fantastic Volunteers a Happy National Volunteer Week.

If you would like to read more about National Volunteer Week, please go to Volunteering Australia

This week on program 398 of New Horizons, Rikki Chaplin speaks with Peter and Radmila Kalimnakis about their experiences of learning that their child has a diagnosis of blindness.

You can use the embedded audio player above to listen or download the program.

New Horizons is now available as a podcast! Using your pod catcher of choice, use the search term “Blind Citizens Australia”, you should then be able to subscribe to the New Horizons program.

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Go here for Broadcast times and stations

Current and past Episodes of New Horizons can also be found on the Blind Citizens Australia audio page

And on the The Global Voice

New Horizons is produced at the studios of Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne. Blind Citizens Australia thanks Vision Australia for their technical Support and for the use of their resources. You can visit Vision Australia on the web at Vision Australia website

New Horizons Program 398

This week on program 398 of New Horizons, Rikki Chaplin speaks with Peter and Radmila Kalimnakis about their experiences of learning that their child has a diagnosis of blindness.

You can use the embedded audio player above to listen or download the program.

New Horizons is now available as a podcast! Using your pod catcher of choice, use the search term “Blind Citizens Australia”, you should then be able to subscribe to the New Horizons program.

New Horizons is Blind Citizens Australia’s weekly radio program. It can be heard on RPH and community radio stations throughout Australia. Go here for Broadcast times and stations

Current and past Episodes of New Horizons can also be found on the Blind Citizens Australia audio page

And on the The Global Voice

New Horizons is produced at the studios of Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne. Blind Citizens Australia thanks Vision Australia for their technical Support and for the use of their resources. You can visit Vision Australia on the web at Vision Australia website

May Edition of BCA Parents News

The May edition of BCA Parent News is now available!

To grab your copy please go to May 2015 BCA Parent News (Word doc)

In this edition you will find the following items:

  • Parent News moving to a mailchimp format in August 2015
  • Youth Leadership Development Program for Individuals who are Deafblind
  • The 13th WBUAP ONKYO World braille essay contest 2015
  • Spacecamp 2015
  • Blindness – What it means in the mind of a blind child
  • 50 Daisy players @ $50.00 for families
  • The Lighthouse Facebook Group
  • Puggle’s Parents Facebook Group
  • Braille Music Camp 2015
  • BCA Resources
  • “Stay Still, Squeaky!”: the first accessible, interactive, audio eBook for toddlers
  • Disability standard for education website
  • BCA membership, only $20 for lifetime membership!
  • We want to hear from you!
  • Follow BCA on Facebook and Twitter

If you would like to read past editions of BCA Parent News, please visit our Publications page

Happy reading,
From the team at Blind Citizens Australia.