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Organisation : The RUM Project

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Conservation & Environment, Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The RUM Project

The RUM Project is a Commonwealth-funded, not-for-profit organisation that provides a safe and environmentally appropriate method of disposal of unwanted medicines in the community, using local pharmacies as the collection points. 

The RUM Project provides collections bins (RUM bins) to pharmacies in all states and territories, so is a truly national program. We are a small organisation and have one Melbourne-based office.

For more than 20 years, the RUM Project has been in operation and during this time many thousands of unwanted medicines have been safely removed from our homes – during 2020-2021 we collected and incinerated well over 800,000kg of unwanted medicines.

About the role

We have an opportunity within our small organisation for an enthusiastic communications specialist to manage all aspects of our online communications and media for the National Return and Disposal of Unwanted Medicines Ltd (RUM Project).

The challenge is to disseminate our message to all Australians, wherever they may live.


Job description

This role would ideally suit an experienced person who wishes to work part-time and possibly from home but would not exclude working in our Melbourne-based office if required.

It would be expected that an online communications specialist would be able of creating relevant and engaging blog content, maintain the website (  as well as monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of any activity on social media and respond to any audience engagement.

The successful applicant must be experienced in online communications and be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role, have experience and knowledge in copywriting, proofreading and editing, and needless to say have excellent knowledge of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and other social media best practices.



As this position will be a part-time position, salary will be negotiable with a view to consideration of the number of hours worked.

It is anticipated that the position will require no more than 35 hours per month.


How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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

Profession: #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Information_and_Communication_Technology, #Journalism_and_PR, #Marketing_Media_and_Communications
Sector: #Conservation_and_Environment, #ResearchMedical_Research


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