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We are hiring! Operations Manager Role now open


Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC Inc) ensures the quality of the veterinary profession in Australia and New Zealand.

Operations Manager is an expanded position in the seven-member AVBC staff team as our first Office Manager is retiring after 12 years. You will build on a solid foundation to ensure the smooth running of the organisation as you help guide the next stage of AVBC development.

The role supports the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and spans routine and strategic finance/business management, human resources, policy, and technology.

The friendly seven – person team operates out of an office in Melbourne’s CBD as it continues to evolve towards a “new normal” post-COVID work pattern. On any day, AVBC staff and volunteers may be running a workshop, organising university accreditation site visits, preparing examinations for overseas veterinarians, taking minutes for Council meetings, or carrying out assessments for specialist registration.

You will foster continuous improvement and responsiveness in collaboration with staff who set high standards for themselves and list values such as transparency, compassion, fairness, reliability, and “combining our individual strengths into super-charged resourcefulness”.

Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in one or more specialty areas would be valuable for this role. You might have experience in areas such as accounting, business administration, law, bookkeeping, or a professional degree including veterinary science itself. Practical skills in several of the following: MYOB, Word, Excel, databases, and CRMs and/or the ability to pick up new skills are essential. AVBC personnel are multi-faceted and your skills will complement those of our staff, volunteers, committees and contractors.


  • Excellent organisation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Performance and results oriented
  • Project management skills
  • Relationship management skills
  • Excellent bookkeeping and financial reporting skills.
  • Excellent IT systems and applications skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, MYOB and CRM.
  • Understanding of member-based organisations and professions


If you enjoy working in a collaborative environment; if you are a resourceful, reliable, ethical and compassionate person and would enjoy being involved in a fascinating profession, this could be your next role.

All AVBC staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and follow standard protocols to keep themselves and each other safe.

To talk with a staff member, please email us at using the subject line: Operations Manager enquiry via AVBC Website.

Salary $80-110k pro rata depending on time fraction, skills and experience.

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