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Organisation : Summer Foundation

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Disabilities

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 22 Sep, 2021

About the role

  • Drive contemporary, customer first communication strategies
  • Provide communications support to the Senior Leaders to enhance stakeholder reach
  • Make an important contribution to the community sector – Do work that matters

About Summer Foundation

Established in 2006, the key aim of the Summer Foundation is to influence changes to policy and practice to permanently stop young people with a disability from being forced into residential aged care, ensuring people with a disability have access to the support required to be in control of where, how and with whom they live.

If you are looking for a career where you can draw upon your innovative and strategic communications expertise and your community heart to make a real difference, while working collaboratively with a team of committed and passionate people, read on.

About the role

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Communications and Marketing Manager will form an integral member of the Summer Foundation team, supporting the organisation with their communications and marketing needs while identifying creative ways to engage with their key external stakeholder groups.

You will develop strategic fit for purpose annual communications and marketing strategies and plans and lead a team to support the organisation with all facets of communications and marketing including (but not limited to) digital media and social media, copy writing and editing, visual and digital design to consistently meet all communication needs and expectations, maintaining an exceptional standard of work which reflects the tone and values of the Summer Foundation.

About You

To be considered for this enviable opportunity, you will be a proven strategic communications leader with demonstrated experience in internal and external communications, social and digital media and marketing while being adept at driving contemporary communication strategies in a community focused organisation.

You demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence; are resilient to changing circumstances and priorities and you are known for your exceptional interpersonal and engagement skills which enable you to forge collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships with your stakeholder groups which may include (but not be limited to) internal peers and leaders; people with a disability; allied health professionals and government officials.

Staff leadership is a key strength – you are an empowering and inclusive leader who seeks to build a supportive culture of trust and professionalism and a high performance culture.

Relevant Tertiary Qualifications in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing or similar relevant field is expected.

Salary Range

The salary range for this role is $100,000-$115,000 + super (based on experience). Summer Foundation is a PBI so some additional tax savings will be on top of this.


This role is Melbourne based, with (restrictions permitting) a minimum of two office based days required per week.

The Summer Foundation provides flexible and supportive work practices and encourages and welcomes people with lived experience of disability to apply.

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About the organisation

Organisation Name : Summer Foundation

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Communications and Marketing Manager – Summer Foundation via Pro Bono Australia.


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