Communications Officer

About the business

Animal Health Australia (AHA) is a not-for-profit public company that facilitates innovative partnerships between governments, major livestock industries and other stakeholders to protect and improve animal health, keep Australia free of new and emerging diseases, enhance market access and foster the resilience and integrity of the Australian animal health system.


About the role

AHA is seeking a recent graduate of communications, journalism or other relevant degree to join the Communications and Training services team as a full-time Communications Officer, for the period of one-year, with the possibility of extension. You will be an integral part of a dynamic and fun team, working under the direction of the Communications Manager.

Key responsibilities include:

  • managing AHA's social media accounts, websites and other online platforms
  • assisting with writing, editing and distributing AHA's printed and online publications
  • ensuring all collateral is in-line with the corporate brand
  • developing and maintaining relationships with member organisations and stakeholders
  • assisting with events coordination and support
  • providing administrative support to the team


Benefits and perks

  • Central Canberra location
  • Located next to tram stop on Northbourne Ave
  • Free parking
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Social club
  • Great office culture
  • Weekly group fitness activities


Skills and experience



  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant area such as communications, public relations or journalism.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to stick to deadlines and work within allocated timelines.
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic team environment.
  • Careful attention to detail


  • Working knowledge of WordPress, social media channels and email marketing software.
  • Demonstrated skills in maintaining productive working relationships with external clients/stakeholders.

Applicants will need to submit a cover letter of no more than one page indicating their suitability for the position, along with a current CV.

by COB Tuesday 3 December 2019.

Remuneration will range from $47,520 to $50,000 (inclusive of super), subject to skills and experience.

25/11/2019 $0 ACT 1 Marketing & Communications
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