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Communications Officer

Organisation : Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)

Location : Australia, Melbourne (Remote working )

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Graphic & Web Design, Marketing, Media & Communications, Other

Sector : Disabilities, Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 15 Apr, 2021

About the role

AFDO – Communications Officer

This position is only available for those who identify as a person with disability as allowed under ‘special measures’ of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, no other applicants will be considered.

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, a Disabled People’s Organisation and a National Cross-Disability Peak, represents people with disability and their families, and is looking for an experienced Communications Officer with relevant skills to fulfil this role.

Reporting directly to the Personal & Executive Assistant, you will provide ongoing up to date and responsive communications for the organisation, managing AFDO’s social media and website(s) presence and overseeing outgoing communications. You will keep the CEO up-to-date with disability sector news or issues for timely and strategic organisation responses. This is to be undertaken in line with AFDO policy positions, response directions and requirements as determined in regular meetings by the AFDO Communications Coordinating Team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join AFDO as we continue to grow and be an active contributor in extending its impact both nationally and internationally. See more about us at; www.afdo.org.au

You must have a minimum of 2 years operating in a communications role within or outside of the sector.  

This is a part time role working Monday to Friday each week, with an initial 12 month contract and potential for renewal subject to results. We have a remote “home office” operating environment and great flexibility along with other benefits and a great team environment. Ideally, we are seeking the candidate to commence immediately.

Interested in applying? Please submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the criteria in the Position Description, download here; PD – Communications Officer – Word Doc or PD – Communications Officer HTML with your resume, to ceo@afdo.org.au with the subject line: Communications Officer

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO)

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisation (AFDO) is a peak organisation in the disability sector representing people with lived experience of disability.

AFDO works to develop a community where people with disability can participate in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life. AFDO provides systemic representation, policy advice, key projects to build the capacity of people with disability and their representative organisations as well as disability focused consultancy.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the criteria in the Position Description, download here; PD - Communications Officer - Word Doc or PD - Communications Officer HTML with your resume, to ceo@afdo.org.au with the subject line: Communications Officer


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


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