Who We Are

The Continence Foundation of Australia (the Foundation) is a not-for-profit organisation and the national peak body for incontinence prevention, management, education, awareness, information and advocacy. The Foundation’s vision is ‘an Australian community free of the stigma and restrictions of all aspects of incontinence across the lifespan’. 


This Unique Opportunity

This is your opportunity to build and advance on our innovative projects that support better outcomes for individuals experiencing bladder and bowel control issues.  We have a unique opportunity for the right person to continue the amazing work already commenced on our current projects which focus on the delivery of a model of care in the aged care sector and the development of health care standards.

The role reports to the Programs and Projects Manager.


Key Responsibilities

The role is responsible for coordinating people and processes to ensure that our projects are delivered on time, on budget and produce the desired results.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining project scope, resource and budget allocation, implementation of detailed project plans, including risk mitigation and evaluation frameworks following a co-design methodology
  • Analysing project status and, when necessary, revise the scope, schedule, and/or budget to ensure that project requirements can be met and desired outcomes are achieved
  • Engaging relevant co-design partners at all stages of projects 
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders, providing regular contact on project status and changes
  • Drive and lead reference groups and working parties 
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships with third-party resources e.g. consultants 


What we can offer

  • A flexible approach to work
  • An immediate start
  • Salary packaging


About you


  • Relevant tertiary qualification in health/policy/business
  • Four or more years of project management experience, particularly in initiatives focused on achieving public health/social reform 
  • Experience in coaching project team members to strengthen their abilities and skill sets
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary teams


  • Professional project management certification
  • An understanding of current aged care and other relevant industry reforms
  • Working in a complex regulatory environment


If you require further information please contact Daniyela Rob, Program and Projects Manager via d.rob@staging.continence.org.au. The position description can be found here, and further information regarding the Foundation please visit www.staging.continence.org.au.

Applications will be reviewed as they are presented, so don’t delay in submitting your resume and covering letter as soon as possible. 

Part-Time (0.6EFT) Flexible Working Arrangements

The Continence Foundation of Australia exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder, bowel and pelvic floor health. As the national peak body, our key objectives include raising awareness, advocacy, partnership and collaboration, education and research.

We are a flexible, values-led and impact-driven workplace. Based in leafy Surrey Hills, in this newly created role, the People and Culture Advisor will collaborate closely with our Senior Management team, reporting to the General Manager, Operations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Foundation’s management team and all staff in people and culture activities across the whole employee lifecycle. These activities will contribute to the success of the Foundation’s Strategic Pillar ‘Grow Successfully and Sustainably’ by managing effective people processes and policies and providing sound employee relations advice.

Bringing your HR generalist experience to the Foundation, you will be comfortable working across all aspects of People and Culture and demonstrate confidence in dealing with stakeholders at all levels. Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment and Onboarding
  • Performance Management
  • Training and Development
  • Culture, Engagement and Wellbeing
  • People Policies and Processes
  • Employee Relations

As this is a stand alone position, experience in a similar role and relevant qualifications will ensure your success. Ideally, you will have industry experience across not for profit, health care, community services or government organisations.
Strong communication skills and stakeholder management is essential in this role and you will be able to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Your continuous improvement approach, streamlining of processes, sound administration skills, policy, report and document writing ability and genuine care and passion for people is paramount.

If you are looking for a hands-on, varied and diverse role, where you can improve the management of people processes, develop and implement employee wellbeing initiatives, recruit and retain amazing talent and support managers and employee alike to ensure a positive employment experience, this is the role for you.

For a copy of the position description click here, or for a confidential discussion about this opportunity call Ruby Dubash on 8692 8400.

Your completed application must include a covering letter and your CV.

A unique opportunity has been developed for a proactive individual to join the Continence Foundation of Australia in this new membership role. The Member Relations Officer is responsible for leading and coordinating all engagement, strategy, communications and governance of the membership base. This is your opportunity to build and advance the membership strategy and lead the future direction of the membership department for the Foundation.

This role is .6 FTE and will be based at the Foundation’s head office in Surrey Hills, Victoria. The role reports to the General Manager Operations.

Key Responsibilities

The role is responsible for delivering the best experience and value proposition for all members, while advancing governance and acquisition strategies. Responsibilities include

  • Managing the Foundation’s membership systems and processes to deliver best practice member experience and engagement.
  • Developing and driving the implementation of strategies to grow, engage and retain Foundation’s members.
  • Managing relationships and coordinating engagement between members and relevant Foundation staff teams and external stakeholders.
  • Actively seeking and building strategic member value proposition that enhances the Foundation’s profile and supports the Foundation to achieve its strategic goals.
  • Supporting the operations of the State Education and Activity Committees and other member Special Interest Groups.
  • Ensuring members who volunteer to assist the Foundation are supported, recognised and valued.

What we can offer

  • A flexible approach to work
  • An immediate start
  • A positive team culture
  • Current technology and a modern office environment.

Required Capabilities

  • At least five years' experience working in the area of membership.
  • Experience with member relationship management.
  • Demonstrated data analysis and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships.
  • Experience in Salesforce would be advantageous.

If you require further information please contact Ruby Dubash, General Manager Operations via r.dubash@staging.continence.org.au. View the full position description here.

Applications will be reviewed as they are presented, so don’t delay in submitting your resume and covering letter as soon as possible. 

Continence Foundation of Australia

  • National peak body
  • Non-profit organisation
  • New and interesting role
  • Recruiting on an ongoing basis


Are you a Registered Nurse with skills in catheterisation?

The Continence Foundation of Australia is launching a new ‘Catheterisation Skills Workshop’ and is seeking registered nurses to become professional development facilitators for the program.

Workshop facilitators will be responsible for providing students with face-to-face skills training in male and female indwelling catheters and suprapubic catheters.

Successful candidates will be provided with a free, short facilitation learning module to help develop facilitation skills, and all workshop materials including mannequins, catheter kits and teaching notes. You will also be paid for your workshop delivery time (2 hours) and set up time (1 hour).

An opportunity not to be missed, we encourage Registered Nurses from across Australia to apply to facilitate this important skills program. Further information can be found here.


If you enjoy teaching others and are interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV detailing your catheterisation experience and any professional development delivery skills to: b.robinson@staging.continence.org.au

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. An online interview will be conducted with short-listed applicants.

•    Preferably starting late January 2023 (or by negotiation)
•    12 month contract with possibility of extension.

The Continence Foundation of Australia is seeking a talented and driven Managing Editor to oversee and develop the production of the Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal, the journal of the Continence Foundation of Australia and the New Zealand Continence Association. The Journal is a flagship activity of both organisations.

Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal accepts original articles, current reviews, brief communications and letters to the Editor, concerned with clinical practice and research in all fields of incontinence.

The Continence Foundation of Australia is the peak not-for-profit organisation for people with incontinence, their families and carers and the health professionals supporting them.

The Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal (ANZCJ) Managing Editor oversees the daily operations of the journal and is responsible for the timely and efficient processing of manuscripts in peer review and production, meeting publishing deadlines and implementing editorial standards and policies. 

The Managing Editor works closely with the Editor in Chief (EIC) and coordinates all editorial content to ensure journal quality requirements are fulfilled. 

Other key responsibilities include:
•    Designing and executing a strategy to attract high-quality manuscript submissions from relevant research areas to the journal
•    Responding to all editorial queries via phone, email and postal mail
•    Liaising with authors, providing timely and accurate information as required
•    Providing secretariat support to Editorial Board and all-around administration assistance
•    Coordinating editorials ensuring issue deadlines are met
•    Working collaboratively with the Editor-in-Chief, the publisher and other stakeholders
•    Copy/technical editing; and proof reading

To meet the requirements of this role you must have:
•    5+ years’ experience in a similar role 
•    Tertiary qualification in a relevant field
•    Demonstrated ability to contribute to best practice ideas, workflow efficiencies and projects
•    Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written (grammar, spelling, punctuation) skills 
•    Highly developed organisational and admin skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
•    Meticulous attention to detail -able to deliver high-quality outputs on time and free from errors
•    Highly proficient in MS Office Suite, content management systems and publishing systems
•    Experience with both scientific and English editing.


The Foundation is based in Melbourne, and while there may be some requirement to participate in face-to-face meetings, working remotely will be supported.

The position will preferably commence in January 2023 or by negotiation.

For a copy of the position description, please see here or contact Debra Parnell at d.parnell@staging.continence.org.au. 

If you meet the requirements listed above, enjoy working autonomously yet collaboratively, ensuring tasks are completed on time and to a high standard, are able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders, we would like to hear from you. Apply now.

Appropriately qualified candidates will be interviewed as applications are received.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter (cover letter is essential) outlining how you meet the key requirements of this role.

Please submit by application close date, COB Monday 9 January 2023 to d.parnell@staging.continence.org.au 


Last Updated: Fri 05, May 2023
Last Reviewed: Fri 13, Nov 2020