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Communications Advisor

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
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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 based in Sydney (Flexible work from home arrangements available)

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd of July 2023

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 will be a communications all-rounder! Creating content for a variety of audiences across different mediums will be your bread and butter. You will have strong planning and project management skills, coupled with the ability to proactively deliver tasks, while managing competing priorities and requests. You will be extremely organised, with a high attention to detail, able to edit your own work to delivery high quality communications in line with key messaging. You will be able to support event planning and coordination. Further, you will be customer focused, as well as highly responsive to requests, producing accurate and timely advice is a key part of this role. You will have the ability to work independently and manage your own time while still being part of a close team.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Communications Advisor is accountable for supporting the Head of Communications in daily communications, public relations, and administrative work that align with The Foundation’s strategic framework.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Drive the production and on-time delivery of The Foundation’s publications annual and bi-annual publications like Fred’s Vision, the Annual Report, and key research and program reports.

Support efforts to tell sophisticated stories through coordinating communications needs with internal teams such as branding, design, data, research and program information.

Support The Foundation’s spokespeople and ambassadors by developing briefs, speaking points and media plans.

Media relations, including identifying opportunities and pitching and coordinating stories that generate media coverage and align with The Foundation’s communications strategy.

Media monitoring and reporting, including sourcing and saving clips and producing reports that explain key metrics.

Collaborate internally to identify PR and media opportunities to raise brand awareness and support existing events, such as the Humanity and Fred Awards.

Support operational and administrative work of the Communications team, such as liaising with suppliers.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED

Strong experience in developing and producing publications to deadline, such as Annual Reports, factsheets, emails, and newsletters.

Ability to coordinate and implement feedback across multiple stakeholder groups, internal and external.

Strong experience in writing communication materials such as media releases, spokesperson briefs and speaking points.

Ability to understand audience needs and tailor communication.

Experience in media relations and pitching to generate publicity.

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: Sunday 2nd of July 2023

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. The Foundation is also committed to protecting the health of our beneficiaries, donors and partners and require incumbents of this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where medical conditions may make vaccination harmful to their health).

Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role.

Closing Date: Jul 2, 2023

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