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General Manager Public Affairs and Communication

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Organisation : Settlement Services International

Location : Sydney

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 29 Jul, 2018

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of new Australians, leading the Public Affairs and Communications teams and strategy. Reporting to the CEO this critical role will drive the brand awareness initiatives, designing and implementing a robust communication and marketing strategy to facilitate the continued growth and exposure of SSI, both nationally and in relevant markets globally. As a member of the Executive Team, you will be an ambassador for SSI values and share the leadership responsibilities for SSI as a whole.

Role purpose

• Lead and manage the Public Affairs and Communications function and team
• Lead and manage initiatives to strengthen SSI’s brand, reputation and connections with external and internal stakeholders.
• Raise awareness and build community understanding, engagement and support for newcomers to Australia and those who are overcoming disadvantage

Essential experience

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing a diversified portfolio, providing senior level strategic communications advice and successfully managing cross-organisational projects
• Demonstrated high level senior executive management experience in public affairs, communications and stakeholder management
• Proven stakeholder management skills across all levels of the public, private and community sectors
• Fundraising planning and managing fundraising campaigns track record
• Senior executive experience in the Not for Profit, social services or similar sector
• Strong commercial and political acumen
• Strong networks on appropriate and/or related sectors

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Services International
Settlement Services International (SSI) is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. SSI works with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.
From a staff of one in April 2011, SSI in 2018 has over 650 employees, 130 Bilingual Guides and 250 volunteers. Due to this exciting period of growth and focus on sustainability and future development, a general management team will be implemented across the organisation.

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For details concerning this role, please contact

Briaan Llorente

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Please quote in application: General Manager Public Affairs and Communication via Pro Bono Australia.


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