Communications Officer

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Advertising, Arts & Media

$70K - $80K
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  • Excellent opportunity with a national organisation
  • Full-time position to June 2022
  • Competitive remuneration package, including charity salary packaging options
  • Supportive, family-friendly work environment

About Us

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and is committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians. Mental Health Australia aims to promote mentally healthy communities, educate Australians on mental health issues, influence mental health reform so that government policies address all contemporary mental health issues, conduct research on mental health issues, and carry out regular consultation to represent the best interests of members, stakeholders and the Australian community.

These endeavours in education and policy reform are matched by our commitment to researching more innovative approaches to the provision of mental health care. In addition, Mental Health Australia continues to focus on the human rights of people with a mental illness and their carers.

The Role

Reporting to the Director, External Relations you will be responsible for assisting with communication and public relations activities as well as events, social media and publication development. The role is also responsible for assisting with the delivery and administration of the World Mental Health Day campaign and Mental Health Australia's membership program.

The key requirements of the position include:

  • Formal qualifications in a relevant discipline coupled with 2-5 years' experience
  • Contemporary knowledge and experience in the effective use of digital/social media
  • Strong writing skills including writing/editing copy for printed and digital material
  • Proven ability to engage effectively with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be keen to learn and willing to roll up the sleeves and get the job done

This is a great opportunity to become involved with an organisation that is dedicated to driving better mental health for all Australians.

Your hard work and dedication will be rewarded with a competitive salary comprising of $70,000 - $80,000 (full-time) commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus super, plus charity salary packaging options.

Plus, we provide flexible work and leave arrangements, and a range of additional employment benefits to enable employees to balance their work and other commitments.

Applications should include a copy of their current resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria of the position. Application should be received no later than COB, 9 November 2020.

For further information please contact Lachlan Searle, Director External Relations, Mental Health Australia on via

The preferred applicant for this job will be asked to consent in writing to a police check. People with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this job. Each application will be considered on its merits. Applicants can contact Mental Health Australia to find out more information.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workplace. We encourage people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5259878. Applications close 09 November 2020

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