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Brand and Communications Advisor

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: Hybrid | NSW | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Sydney
  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness
  • Full time, Permanent Role with flexible work arrangements based in Sydney
  • Closing Date: Tuesday, 13th February 2024

 

ABOUT THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION

The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight.  We continue to carry on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.

 

The Foundation is also proud to announce that we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards.

ABOUT YOU

You bring excellent written communication and proofreading skills to the table. Your ability to translate technical information into clear, straightforward English ensures effective communication. With a strong organisational aptitude, you consistently deliver multiple tasks and projects on time. You embody self-drive and initiative, proactively identifying and solving challenges. Furthermore, you thrive in collaborative and teamwork environments, contributing to a cohesive and productive work culture.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Brand and Communications Advisor is accountable for strategic planning, design and operational delivery of internal communications and engagement-related projects that are aligned to The Foundation’s strategic framework.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Support implementation of the Internal Communications Strategy.

  • Provide strategic and operational support to implement the Internal Communication Strategy to align with the strategic direction of The Foundation ensuring a systematic approach to Internal Communications across The Foundation in Australia and internationally.
  • Ensure consistency, quality and timely delivery of communication materials used for different purposes and events.
  • Provide support to research, develop and promote any new internal communications tools required.
  • Provide support to monitor, research, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of The Foundation’s internal communications, making appropriate improvements and recommendations.

Support delivery of high-quality communications and provide well-considered communications advice to project teams.

  • Develop communications material to support internal and external opportunities, including internal staff emails, event briefs for spokespersons, and run sheets.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of communications approaches, and drive improvement.
  • Assist with management of internal communications channels (Connect, FredNet, Yammer).
  • Provide administrative support to the Communications team, such as liaising with suppliers and raising invoices through The Foundation’s internal systems.

Support with delivery of thought – leadership opportunities for emerging and senior leaders to ensure effective communication with their divisions and across the organisation.

  • Support the planning, coordination, running and facilitation of events including internal staff meetings with executive leaders and The Foundation’s community engagement opportunities.
  • Produce stories and articles for our channels based on leader and organisation priorities and reflecting the diverse communication requirements of our country and programming offices.
  • Assist with the delivery of CEO and Exec communication, including CEO updates and all staff meetings.
  • Build strong relationships across The Foundation to collaborate on shared initiatives and offer ideas to enhance communication outcomes.

Effectively communicate and deliver engagement activities across the organisation.

  • Act as a bridge between Brand and Comms and other internal teams to drive the development of a global communications strategy enabling us to tell sophisticated, data and research driven stories.
  • Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of communications to drive continuous improvement.
  • Support all internal communications including ad hoc, BAU and priority projects including day-to-day operational support for the Brand and Comms team to streamline internal processes.
  • Support internal branding by bringing to life our common purpose, strategy, values and behaviours across communications channels as appropriate.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a communications related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience developing high quality written communication materials and plans.
  • Proficiency with using multiple systems and processes (including internal comms and administrative systems).

 

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered.  Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you including:

  • Generous salary packaging – we provide access to not-for-profit salary packaging options, which will increase your take home pay, we also offer 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Flexible work environment – we focus on output, not hours and enable you to prioritise your health and wellbeing
  • Generous leave allowances – we offer Paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”; and time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave
  • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development – through tailored leadership and professional development programs, access to LinkedIn Learning and focused development conversations.

 

To find out more about our benefits click here

 

APPLICATIONS

Please apply directly via the “Apply” Button. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, at [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.

 

Applications Close: Tuesday, 13th February 2024

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.

 

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Please note: We will not be accepting CVs via agencies for this role.

Closing Date: Feb 13, 2024

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