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Communications Specialist

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (Fitzroy)

Organisation : Launch Housing

Work Type : Part-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 17-12-2017

About the Role

  • Work with Melbourne’s most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • Great Fitzroy location, close to public transportation, shops and cafes
  • Part-time role (0.5 FTE)
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging

Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Lead, the part-time Communications Specialist is responsible for supporting the marketing and communications team through writing, editing, producing publications such as the Annual Report and supporters’ newsletters, and internal communications. This role is crucial for ensuring consistency across all Launch Housing and HomeGround Real Estate communications channels.

The successful candidate will have ouststanding writing and editing skills, and demonstrated experience in developing and implementing effective communications, media and marketing strategies. You will have a sound understanding of social policy, housing, homelessness, the community/welfare sector and/or related matters. You will also be able to manage and prioritise multiple simultaneous projects, and be adept at pushing through complex initiatives.

You will enjoy working as part of a collaborative team, have a passion for purpose, and think outside the box. This exciting and challenging position offers candidates the opportunity to build and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Launch Housing

Launch Housing has an ambitious and singular mission to end homelessness. We aim to get people housed, keep them housed, and be an influential voice on ending homelessness. Formed in 2015 following a merger of two well-respected agencies - Hanover Welfare Services and HomeGround Services, we are a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and the "go to" organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

Apply for this Job

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the "How to Apply" instructions (below). If you need further information regarding this position, please
contact Dara Kahn Peskin at

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children check and Police check. Launch Housing is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 3898828.

Applications close 17 December 2017 at 10pm

Please quote in application: Communications Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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