Communications Coordinator

High profile advocacy organisation with a strong voice, Small dynamic team committed to social justice, Above award salary.

About the business


The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) is the independent peak body for the non-government health and community services sector in South Australia. Established in 1946, SACOSS has now been advocating, collaborating, leading and mobilising to eliminate poverty, inequality and injustice in South Australia for more than 70 years.


About the role


Passionate, creative and love communications Want to help us lead community change and make a difference in people's lives

The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) needs someone to lead our communications function.

You'll be helping us to lead public debate on social policy issues, advocate for change, support the community services and health sectors, and enhance all our communication processes: be it directed to our members and potential members; to politicians and decision makers; to the media and/or the community more generally.

You will work closely with the CEO and policy team, and line manage our Digital Communications Officer.

You'll definitely have a background in journalism, communications and/or marketing, and experience in turning policy ideas into long-term communications campaigns.

You'll have good publications management and editorial experience for print and online publications, with demonstrated high level of written and verbal communication skills.

The appointment is for 12 months on a Fixed Term Contract. However, please note, an ongoing role exists and there is the potential for contract extension and permanency.


Benefits and perks


  • Attractive salary of $84-96k per annum
  • Friendly and flexible culture
  • You'll have the help and support of our Digital Communications Officer and the whole SACOSS team
  • Prime King William Road location, with on-site parking


Skills and experience


1. A tertiary qualification and/or experience in Journalism, Communications or equivalent
Desirable: Tertiary qualification in politics, sociology, anthropology, community development or equivalent

2. Experience in media liaison and ability to build and maintain relationships with key external media

3. Experience converting policy ideas into longer term communication campaigns

4. Publications management and editorial experience for print and online publications, with demonstrated high level of written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and proof reports, submissions and documents.

5. Developed IT knowledge and experience including website content management; database management; advanced knowledge of MS Office 2010 and experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign at least)

6. Experience using social media (Twitter and Facebook) for organisation

7. Experience creating digital content (including videos and graphics) for organisation

8. Ability to work to deadlines, including high level of coping ability to successfully prioritise and manage complex and uncertain tasks

9. Analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills, including the ability to think laterally
and creatively

10. Awareness of the social, environmental and economic issues impacting on low income and disadvantaged people in South Australia

 by 5pm, Friday 18 September 2020.


07/09/2020 $0 Adelaide 1 Marketing & Communications
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