Translations Manager

Job Type: Corporate (Compliance, Communications, Advocacy), Management
Hours: Full-time
Location: QLD, NSW, VIC, WA, SA, ACT, TAS
Pay: $90,000 – $100 000 + salary packaging
Applications Close: 18 April 2024

Deaf Connect is seeking an experienced Manager to manage the Translations Service in delivering high quality translations and video content across the organisation and as a fee for service. 

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About Us

Deaf Connect is the largest whole-of-life service provider for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing Australians, with offices across Queensland and NSW, as well in Adelaide, Melbourne and Darwin.  

We stand with the Deaf community to build capacity and influence social change while paying respect to history, culture and language. 
We offer an attractive benefits program including:  

  • Salary packaging, enabling you to make huge savings on tax and maximise your pay  
  • Flexible working arrangements  
  • Discount membership to gyms and facilities throughout Australia  
  • Free annual flu vaccinations  
  • Free comprehensive online learning portal  
  • Financial support to learn Auslan and gain nationally recognised qualifications through our own Registered Training Organisation  
  • Free financial wellness support through our default super fund  

Join our innovative, collaborative and supportive team and know that your contribution is making a difference to the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing Australians.     

About The Role

The Translations Manager will lead a team of creative, translations and video specialists, driving a positive team and collaborative culture.   

The role will build capacity to deliver fee-for service translations work, as well as managing external stakeholder relationships, to increase the service pipeline and grow revenue.     

If you have experience in Translations and/or media productions, have a deep understanding of Auslan and the Deaf community, pride yourself on your leadership and collaboration skills, ability to work to deadlines and manage multiple projects we would love you to apply. 

Main responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Build capacity of Translations team, including the talent pool, to deliver increased fee for service translations work to a high standard 
  • Develop processes, workflows and coordination to support the provision of a high-quality service  
  • Provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to team members to support in the oversight of the day-to-day workforce and service delivery operations and projects of the Translations Team 
  • Increase Deaf Connect capacity to engage with Translations throughout project lifecycles and benefit from creative and Auslan First skill sets 
  • Manage and lead relations with key sector stakeholders to advance the Translations industry and profession. 

About You

In your application, let us know if you have these key skills and experience: 

  • Formal qualifications / experience in service delivery and business growth in a related field 
  • Demonstrated team leadership and management skills, including the ability to manage change and generate a positive team and collaborative culture 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, including proven ability in the effective negotiation, liaison, consultation and engagement of key stakeholders and partnerships 
  • Commercial acumen and ability to grow revenue 
  • Deep knowledge of Auslan and the Deaf community 

You should also let us know if you have these other great skills: 

  • Experience working in the translation sector 
  • Experience with video and content creation, including presenting, editing and captioning 

Apply Now

Apply today!

We may actively review applications and begin interviewing prior to this date. 

To apply you must submit the following:  

  • Either a Cover Letter or a link to your Auslan video recording outlining how your skills and experience meet the position requirements as outlined in the position description (no more than 1.5 pages or 5 min Auslan video recording)     
  • An up-to-date resume including your name, contact details, employment history and qualifications.  

If you have further questions about the role, you can contact our friendly People and Culture team on [email protected]   

Deaf Connect is an equal opportunity employer. The successful candidate will require a NDIS WC, Blue Card and to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination prior to commencement.    

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