ESU Victoria Branch celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. We are inviting applications from experienced event managers who share our passion for education and culture to manage our 2019 centenary events program. See the attached outline of the role and click here to apply:



The English-Speaking Union (Victoria Branch) (ESU), an educational and cultural charity, was founded in Melbourne in 1919.

The ESU’s goals are to:

  • Promote co-operation and understanding between the English-speaking peoples
  • Provide cultural, educational, research and community programs to achieve that aim that engage and influence Australians, especially young people
  • Collaborate with relevant partners and networks to deliver projects in areas of shared interest
  • Encourage community involvement in the ESU’s work

In 2019, the ESU plans to celebrate its centenary in ways that will:

  • honour its founders
  • celebrate its achievements over the century
  • communicate its plans for the future



The ESU seeks an experienced events manager to develop and deliver the centenary program. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are planned for Wednesday 13 February 2019.

This is a fixed term position with a start date in late February 2019 through to 31 December 2019.

The position is part-time (0.5). The days and hours of work are flexible and will include some after-hours work related to centenary activities.

Annual leave of 20 days p.a. applies on a pro rata basis, and must be taken prior to the completion of the contracted employment period.

A salary of $60,000 p.a. (pro rata) plus employer superannuation contributions at 9.5% is offered.



Under the direction of the President, the ESU Centenary Events Manager will:

  1. Implement a program of activities that celebrate the centenary of ESU’s foundation in Victoria
  2. Coordinate the design, approval and use of a centenary logo
  3. Plan, arrange, publicise and manage functions, events, presentations and related activities that celebrate the ESU centenary
  4. Involve members and attract volunteers with professional expertise to contribute to ESU centenary activities
  5. Engage members, stakeholders and supporters in the centenary events by contributing images, announcements and reports for print, online and social media
  6. Develop and manage a budget for each centenary activity
  7. Document the centenary program through photographs, written and illustrated reports (including a final summary report)
  8. Contribute to other ESU activities such as festivals and other events as directed
  9. Liaise with ESU Council, staff and members as required


Selection criteria



  1. Experience in event planning and management
  2. Experience in communicating effectively through verbal, written and online channels
  3. Experience in managing budgets



  1. A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  2. Commitment to the ESU, its aim, goals and values
  3. Ability to take photographs that document and promote events

ESU is committed to child safety. The successful applicant will be expected to hold a Working With Children Card and adhere to the organisation’s Child Safe Policy and Code of Conduct.


Application and selection process

Candidates must:

  • Address the above Selection Criteria in a written application;
  • Provide a current CV or resume;
  • Provide the contact details for three referees, at least two of whom should be familiar with the candidate’s work in an employed situation;
  • Advise their availability for interview on Wednesday 13 February 2019;
  • Submit the application by email (with attachments) by 4 pm on Thursday 7 February 2019, to:

All applications will be acknowledged by email.


Further information

Candidates with questions that are not answered by this document may contact the President:


Mobile:     0419 559 608