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Organisation : Guide Dogs Victoria (c/- Gembridge Recruitment)

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Disabilities

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • Lead brand strategy & creative execution
  • One of Australia's most trusted charities
  • Join a passionate team
Guide Dogs Victoria provides high quality training to maximize the independence of people living with low vision or blindness. Our professional services extend beyond the provision of Guide Dogs and include innovative Children’s Mobility Programs, Orientation and Mobility training for adults and people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), and social networking programs to support active community participation. Guide Dogs Victoria is one of Australia’s most trusted charities and an employer of choice in the disability sector. The team enjoy an inclusive and collaborative working environment where talent is recognised, and innovation is encouraged.

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Communications, the Brand Manager will lead the execution of brand strategy for the Marketing Centre of Excellence in NSW/ACT and VIC and contribute to the development of the National Brand Strategy as part of a cross state team. Leading a small team and managing relationships with freelancers and agencies, the Brand Manager will focus on brand strategy as well as all elements of creative asset development and execution. This is an exciting opportunity to support the ongoing development of the National Brand Strategy Project, including development of the Guide Dogs Style Guide.

You will provide people leadership to the design and production team and oversee the design of brand items such as brand materials, presentations and promotional material and the redevelopment of brochures, reprints and other collateral. The role requires a collaborative leader as you will work together with key stakeholders both internally within NSW and VIC and nationally to ensure brand integrity and consistency is achieved. You will manage brand and graphic design projects including the execution of marketing campaigns across print, broadcast and online platforms to ensure that Guide Dogs services meet customers’ expectations and builds the credibility of the Guide Dogs brands.

Strong stakeholder management will be required for engaging with multiple internal and external stakeholders and collaborating across diverse organisational departments. You will have demonstrated experience in increasing brand awareness, ensuring brands support key business objectives, developing annual budgets and leading a high performing creative team. Your excellent planning and organisational skills will be important, along with your ability to prioritise workload and complete tasks within deadlines.

Creative and innovative thinking, along with strong communications and interpersonal skills are essential. You will have the ability to use initiative and work proactively in a fast-paced and outcome focussed environment. You are someone who demonstrates confidentiality and diversity awareness. Tertiary qualifications and / or experience in Graphic Visual Design, Marketing and Communications or Brand Management is required.

APPLY NOW if you wish to combine your excellent stakeholder management, communication, creativity and leadership skills to deliver a brand strategy with impact.

Guide Dogs Victoria welcomes applications from people with disability, including those with low vision or blindness.

Applications close 5pm Monday 18 October 2021.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Jenni D’Orival or Michelle Varcoe at Gembridge on 03 8375 9661.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Guide Dogs Victoria (c/- Gembridge Recruitment)

How to apply


Please quote in application: Brand Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Marketing_Media_and_Communications
Sector: #Disabilities

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