The Epilepsy Foundation is an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe Employer. We believe that our people are our greatest asset and the successful recruitment, development and retention of staff is vital to the services we provide to people living with epilepsy and their families. We work towards an inclusive culture and environment that is conducive to personal growth, achievement and the highest ethical standards.

Our Organisational Code of Conduct for working with Children and Young People are some of the ways we put our values into practice. It’s built around the recognition that everything we do in connection with our work at the Epilepsy Foundation will, and should, be measured against the highest possible standards of ethical conduct. Our commitment to the highest standards helps us recruit highly capable people, build services and attract loyal supporters. Trust and mutual respect among staff is the foundation of our Code, and is something we need to work towards every day.

You can download our Code of Conduct Agreement, Salary Packaging Employee Information Booklet and Fair Work Information Statement, using the links below.

As positions become available, they will be advertised here. See below for current positions vacant. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Epilepsy Foundation.

Marketing Communications Lead, Epilepsy Smart Australia – full time, 12-month fixed term contract 

  • Join a diverse group of people actively improving the lives of Australians living with epilepsy
  • Hybrid work arrangements: free onsite parking at Surrey Hills, Melbourne office; and Work From Home
  • Epilepsy Smart Australia is committed to environmental sustainability
  • Culturally safe environment – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply

Who we are

Epilepsy Smart Australia is an Australian Government funded project to develop and implement a national program to deliver high quality epilepsy-related services and supports throughout Australia.    The project is supported through a national partnership of epilepsy organisations in all states and territories.   Find out more at

About you

With a background in traditional and digital marketing communications you will join a national project management team committed to improving outcomes for people living with epilepsy.  You will work with the national team to identify, create and implement marketing campaigns to promote the services and supports for people living with epilepsy to drive uptake of services through these programs.

You will be able to balance working strategically and providing a high level of advice and support to state-based epilepsy service providers as required, while also fulfilling the tactical requirements of the job to achieve objectives and real outcomes.

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Develop a tactical implementation plan that draws on the direction contained in the Strategic Marketing Plan, considering all possible avenues for promotion including national and state-based conferences, organic and paid social media, public relations, digital marketing, promotions, electronic direct mail etc.
  • Serve as the national marketing lead, coordinate meetings and chair the Marketing Working Group consisting of state marketing representatives, and support state-based marketing activities where necessary with advice, collateral and practical assistance
  • Facilitate a strong presence at relevant conferences
  • Identify and pursue publicity opportunities, prepare appropriate media releases and engage in media relations activities to garner positive coverage
  • Create engaging and original content for social media and digital platforms and for traditional marketing communications opportunities; drive a national paid advertising campaign
  • Provide strategic guidance to support decision-making in relation to the marketing work of the program.

The project management team is based in Melbourne.  The successful candidate will work as part of the national program team, and will also have the support of the Marketing Department within the lead organisation.

Even if you don’t think you fully meet all our criteria, your core ethos may well align with ours; so please feel free to apply – we’d love to hear from you. For more information, contact Bernadette Zappa on: 0436 404 895 or

How to apply:

  • View the position description here
  • Send your application, addressing the Position Competencies/Selection Criteria together with a covering letter to
  • Applications will be considered as they are received so please do not hesitate to apply.


The Epilepsy Foundation provides a culturally safe environment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Obtaining satisfactory safety checks before commencing employment is mandatory.


Op Shop Sales Assistant, Permanent Part-Time: Parkdale & Windsor

Permanent Part-time: 15 hours per week – Including 5 hours every Saturday

  • Great discounts
  • Workplace aligned with your recycling, repurposing, upcycling ethos
  • Salary Packaging
  • Professional development opportunities

About Us
The Epilepsy Foundation works to stop avoidable epilepsy deaths, ensure children with epilepsy receive a good education, help people with epilepsy remain in employment; and ensure people with epilepsy feel safe, connected and understood. Our purpose is that ‘no one with epilepsy should go it alone’.

About You
Be prepared to hit the ground running. Drawing on your outgoing personality and experience in a retail environment, you will be results driven, have the ability to problem solve, adjust to different store conditions and engage with the diverse personalities of our large volunteer group. You also possess the qualities of compassion and understanding; and have a talent for creating a positive work place.

Tasks include:

  • Customer service
  • supporting volunteers
  • responding to enquiries from the general public

How to apply for this job:

Enquire about the role and to request a position description from Retail Operations Manager, contact: Steve Cassar

Applications must be received by 11.59, Sunday 2nd April Your application must include a covering letter and address the Position Competencies/Selection Criteria as detailed in the Position Description.

Shortlisting occurs as applications arrive and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

The Epilepsy Foundation reserves the right to close this role to new applications prior to the closing date The Epilepsy Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer and a child safe organisation.

To view the Position Description of Retail Assistant Parkdale click here.

To view the Position Description of Retail Assistant Windsor click here

Epilepsy Educator & Trainer – Surrey Hills 

The Epilepsy Foundation supports people living with epilepsy and their families to live the life they want. We seek a full time Epilepsy Educator/Trainer to deliver epilepsy education and training.

0.8 workload will be considered.

The role will suit Registered Nurses who hold or are willing to obtain Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, or can demonstrate equivalent experience in adult education. 

Epilepsy education and training is delivered to a range of audiences including families, staff in early learning centres and other education settings, disability and direct care providers, health professionals, workplace and community organisations and when emergency medication is prescribed.

Training sessions are sometimes scheduled outside of normal business hours.  Typically, this would involve finishing training via webinar or at the venue site between the hours of 5.30pm-8.30pm. Flexible start times and time in lieu provisions are in place for such occasions. Occasional regional travel may be required with or without an overnight stay.

Work days would include a Wednesday and Friday. During the peak training period in Term 1 of the school year, annual leave may be limited to a max of one week at a time.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in health care and/or workplace education and training, especially within established curriculum frameworks to a range of audiences
  • Knowledge of pedagogy and experience in the application of adult learning principles
  • Experience working within a quality framework
  • Experience with developing and maintaining client/customer relationships within a compliance operating environment
  • Knowledge of epilepsy and its impact on the individual is desirable

The work location is blended between our Surrey Hills office and working remotely from home.

The position reports to the Education & Training Manager and offers challenge, opportunity and an attractive, above award remuneration package including salary packaged vehicle and other benefits. Well-developed knowledge of epilepsy is not required but a strong willingness to learn is essential. The successful applicant will receive appropriate supports and equipment to enable them to work from home.


If you think you are right for this position and would really love to work with us, obtain the position description by visiting our website:

Make enquiries to Dora Petris, Education & Training Manager on email or phone 03 8809 0600.

We are calling for applications on an ongoing basis.

All Epilepsy Foundation staff must comply with current vaccination mandates and complete a National Police Certificate. Applicants for this role must hold or be willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Safety Check clear rating before commencing employment.

The Epilepsy Foundation is committed to ensuring people living with epilepsy in under-serviced sectors including First Nation Peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds receive the support they need to reduce the impact of epilepsy on their lives.

Epilepsy Foundation is an EEO employer and child safe organisation.

You can find out more about the Epilepsy Foundation’s organisational structure by watching the video below.

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