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Organisation : Palliative Care Australia

Location : Australian Capital Territory, Canberra (Griffith)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $90,000-$100,000

Application closing date : 26 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Palliative Care Australia

About Palliative Care Australia (PCA)

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. PCA represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, our Member Organisations and the palliative care workforce, we aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care. We believe quality palliative care occurs when strong networks exist between specialist palliative care providers, primary generalist, primary specialist and support care providers and the community.


About the role

Location: Canberra, ACT

Employment Status: Full-time

  • Great opportunity to make a difference in the broader community
  • Join a supportive team and one of Australia’s peak health bodies
  • Competitive remuneration circa $90,000 – $100,000 p.a, PLUS super, PLUS salary packaging options
  • Flexible, family friendly working environment

About the Role

PCA has an exciting opportunity for a full- time Senior Communications Officer to join their passionate and dedicated team.

The position is responsible for assisting the National Communications Manager in developing and delivering PCA’s communications and stakeholder engagement strategy. This includes assisting with all aspects of communications and content creation suitable for a range of platforms and audiences; as well as media monitoring and analysis, website maintenance, managing relationships with partners, members and other stakeholders.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include: 

  • Contributing to the development and delivery of communication and stakeholder engagement strategies, plans and activities in line with corporate priorities
  • Writing and preparing material for publications, reports and other communications across a range of mediums including electronic, multimedia, video and print
  • Assisting the National Communications Manager in the day-to-day media and public relations activities of PCA
  • Developing strong working relationships with key external stakeholders to ensure the development and delivery of projects and campaigns
  • Building and maintaining relationships with related organisations and groups, ensuring positive consultation around  promotional activities
  • Working in collaboration with other staff to create and implement promotional strategies to generate participation and engagement in National Palliative Care Week and other promotional and marketing initiatives of PCA.

We are seeking a person with:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience in communications, media, or public relations
  • Contemporary knowledge and experience in the effective use of digital/social media
  • Well-developed editorial, writing and editing skills and the ability to create and deliver engaging content
  • Proven ability to engage effectively with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work autonomously and as an effective and flexible member of a creative and collegiate team
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with the Australian media
  • Good sense of humour, open mind and empathetic heart.

About the Benefits  

This is a great opportunity to become involved with an organisation that is dedicated to achieving high quality palliative care for all Australians.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary circa $90,000 – $100,000, PLUS super, PLUS salary packaging options

Applications close 5:00 pm, 26 June 2022.

For further information about this position please contact Camilla Rowland, CEO, ph. 6232 0700.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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

Profession: #Marketing_Media_and_Communications
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Health_–_General


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