Event Co-ordinator

The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. We stand alongside stroke survivors and their families, healthcare professionals and researchers. We build community awareness and foster new thinking. We support survivors on their journey to live the best possible life after stroke.

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability, yet it can often be prevented, and it can be treated. It is estimated more than 27,000 Australians will experience stroke for the first time in their lives this year, which equates to one stroke experienced every 19 minutes. There are more than 445,000 survivors of stroke living in our community. 

Our values of Courage, Excellence, Compassion, Integrity and Leadership guide us in our work and are central to our culture, as is our commitment to the community we serve. 

About the program

The Public Affairs & Advocacy team strives to raise the profile of the Stroke Foundation to increase support for our activities across the Australian community. This includes developing and delivering the annual Stroke Awards. These important awards recognise and celebrate those who make a difference – from survivors of stroke to volunteers, carers, and family wider members.

By recognising the impact these amazing people make each day, we can raise awareness of the risks and signs of stroke across Australia to help save lives. We also aim to share the examples of resilience, determination, and success that so many Australians experience in their stroke recovery. 

Roles and Responsibilities

This position would ideally suit an experienced events planner who is looking for a stand-alone, short term project to deliver. 

Your duties will include:

  • Administration of the awards from the collection of nominations, to managing the judging panel and process.
  • Planning and booking the venue
  • Set up and management of the event
  • responding to Award entry enquiries
  • assisting with any other administration requirements.

Your background, skills, and experience 

You will have a positive can-do attitude, like talking to people and enjoy working in a team environment.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Events planning and delivery experience
  • Acute administration, organisation, and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Helpful and courteous manner.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Evidence of full COVID-19 Vaccination is required to be considered for this role. 

What's on offer?

A flexible, innovative, and dynamic organisation with engaged knowledgeable staff and volunteers with the added benefits of competitive remuneration and salary packaging.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of Australia’s leading not-for profit organisations that has a positive influence on the lives of thousands of Australians each year. If you are passionate about making an impact, and want to be part of an organisation that is making a real difference in people’s lives, please forward your resume with a covering letter to [email protected] 

The Stroke Foundation embraces cultural diversity and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all cultural backgrounds to apply.

Stroke Foundation is a bi-partisan organisation that delivers advocacy activities in line with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) guidelines. https://www.acnc.gov.au/


Event Co-ordinator


Jobs / Marketing & Communications

Melbourne VIC

Annually - Contract

8 months ago

The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. We stand alongside st