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Communications Specialist

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, Fixed-term 6-month contract based in Sydney.
Flexible work from home arrangements available, no mandated days in the office!

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

To be successful in this role you will be a communications guru! You will have strong relationship management skills able to work with a diverse range of stakeholders. You will have excellent written communication and proofreading skills with the ability to translate technical information into plain English. This Is a global role engaging with our global staff. Further you will possess strong organisation skills, with the ability to deliver multiple tasks and projects on time. You will be self-drive and with the initiative to identify and solve challenges.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Communications Specialist is accountable for supporting the Communications and Community Education team with the planning and operational delivery of Public Affairs events and communications opportunities that are aligned to The Foundation’s strategic framework.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop communications material to support internal and external opportunities, including internal staff emails, event briefs for spokespersons, and run sheets.
Act as a bridge between the CCE and other internal teams to drive the development of a global communications strategy enabling us to tell sophisticated, data and research driven stories.
Support the planning, coordination and running of events such as internal staff meetings with executive leaders and The Foundation’s community engagement opportunities.
Ensure consistency, quality and timely delivery of communication materials used for different events.
Provide day-to-day operational support for the CCE team to streamline internal processes.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED

Demonstrated experience developing high quality written communication materials and plans.
Proficiency with using multiple different systems and processes (including internal comms and administrative systems).
Ability to coordinate and run events (both virtual and physical).
Experience in international development and / or NFP sector highly desirable but not essential.

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: Wednesday the 20st 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 20, 2023

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