Communication, Advocacy and Engagement Officer


Communication, Advocacy and Engagement Officer

Full Time (35 hours / week)

Employer: Gladstone Womens Health Centre

Classification/s: Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services, Family Services, Mental Health & Counselling, Youth 

Grade Classification: SCHADS Award 7.0 full-time (1 July 2020), Flexible work arrangements and other benefits to be negotiated. This is a new role for an 18-month duration, with the possibility of extension beyond this timeframe.

Sector/s:         Not for Profit (NFP) 

Location: Gladstone, QLD

Gladstone Womens Health Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that has been serving the Gladstone Region for over 27 years. We provide generalist Womens Health Services and counselling, group therapy, support, information and referral for women, children and men who have experienced Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified women to fill this role in the Gladstone Region. 

Employment is commensurate with experience and qualifications under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award, 2010. 

Renumeration package SCHADS Award Level 7.0 full-time (1 July 2020). Flexible work arrangements and other benefits to be negotiated. This is a new role for an 18-month duration, with the possibility of extension beyond this timeframe.

It is a genuine occupational requirement of this position that it be filled by a woman as permitted by, and arguable under Sections 25, 104 and 105 of The Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse women are encouraged to apply.

As Communication, Advocacy and Engagement Officer you will be responsible for developing and implementing GWHCs strategic communications, advocacy and engagement strategies.

Reporting to the Director, the focus of this role is to develop and implement the organisations strategic communication, advocacy and engagement initiatives. The role is responsible for delivering internal and external communication and marketing, policy advocacy initiatives and campaigns, engagement activities and high-profile events.

Your will manage GWHCs brand and ensure all internal and external communication activities effectively deliver the organisations messaging, vision and values.

This rewarding role will suit an experienced, creative and innovative strategic communications and advocacy professional. If you are enthused by GWHCs work and positive culture, are a strategic thinker and leader, and have excellent project management and communication skills, this role is for you.

An attractive remuneration package with access to salary sacrificing options available to a charity is negotiable depending on skills and experience. GWHCs is based in Gladstone, and is a friendly, collegial and collaborative working environment.

Qualifications and Experience


Tertiary qualifications in strategic communication, public relations, journalism, marketing, advertising, policy, advocacy, and community engagement.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • High level interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to build relationships with a range of key stakeholders including staff at all levels, media, corporate and philanthropic partners, and government.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver outcomes with minimal supervision, and to exercise initiative and sound judgement in a complex and dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to be strategic, provide high level advice, and translate the strategic goals of an organisation into day-to-day operations.
  • Experience in writing for and managing a range of content platforms and publications including newsletters, annual reports, websites, media releases, social media content, research and policy, and partnership/sponsorship proposals.
  • Highly developed project management skills including an ability to follow through tasks from conception to finalisation including a can do and results orientated attitude.
  • Interest in and commitment to social justice issues and an understanding of the purpose and values of the organisation.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work within the philosophy of Gladstone Womens Health Centre
  • Computer literacy
  • Current full drivers license
  • A current Working with Children Card (Blue Card)
  • Australian Citizenship or suitable rights to work in Australia

To be considered for this role applications must include a cover letter, current CV, and two recent employer referee contacts.

Applications strictly close COB Friday 23rd October, 2020.

12/10/2020 $0 Gladstone & Central QLD 1 Marketing & Communications
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