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Communications Lead

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

Djirra supports Aboriginal women's journey to safety and wellbeing and provides legal and practical support to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, established 20 years ago (as the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria). It is also a place where culture is shared and celebrated.

Djirra’s vision is to provide high quality culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal women in Victoria who have experienced or are experiencing family violence.

About the role

We are committed to ending family violence against Aboriginal women and their children through holistic and culturally safe specialist services, prevention programs and advocacy for change. Our services have state-wide reach.

Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Advocacy, the Communications Lead is responsible for developing and delivering creative communications and content solutions to support Djirra’s advocacy, strategic priorities and programs.

The Communications Lead works closely with other teams within Djirra to develop and deliver a broad range of communication services and materials, and to provide advice on a range of communication activities. This includes leading and developing high level, specialised communication strategies and managing all key messaging for digital and print materials, campaigns, social media, marketing and events.

Djirra is committed to Child Safety and as part of Djirra’s screening requirements all staff must have (or are able to obtain) a Working With Children’s Check and a National Police Check. In addition, if you lived in a country other than Australia for 12 months or more in the last ten years then the results of an international police check prior to commencement will be required. You must also demonstrate an understanding of children’s safety.


  • Manage Djirra’s online presence including the website, social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter) and e-newsletters, which includes engaging and building online audiences and reach, copywriting and editing, content creation, developing key messaging and identifying potential areas for improvement.
  • Maintain and build relationships with key media stakeholders and journalists including preparing media releases, supporting CEO media interviews and engagements, and increasing media visibility around key advocacy issues.
  • Collaborate internally to provide expert advice and assistance regarding online communications planning and implementation.
  • Manage the development of materials and publications prepared as part of integrated communications campaigns including Djirra’s communications strategy.
  • Provide design, grammar and style support and advice across Djirra, including brand development and guardianship to ensure consistency across the organisation.
  • Provide communication support for Djirra events, donations and partnership campaigns.
  • Manage staff within the communications team.
  • Manage regular reviews and reporting on analytics data for key communication activities as well as maintaining an annual review of Djirra’s communications strategies and plans.


  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community, particularly in relation to the impact of family violence on Aboriginal women.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Aboriginal community.
  • A record of achievement in designing and delivering communications material to suit the needs of a diverse range of stakeholder groups.
  • Sound knowledge of both online and print media tools and methods to support effective communications and engagement including writing for the web, usability, accessibility and social media.
  • Demonstrated experience in website management using a content management system.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing advice and assistance to project teams and other team members, building internal capability with regards to media and communications.
  • Excellent written communication skills and proven ability to distil complex messaging into accessible language.


  • Generous salary on offer
  • Ability to salary package (including meals and entertainment)
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concerns

How to apply

To find out more about the position (full job description available) and how to apply, refer to our Get Involved page on our website Only applications received via the website will be considered. Applications must include your resume and covering letter and all applicants must answer the questions at the bottom of the application form.

Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we strongly encourage your application as soon as possible. We also strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

If you would like to know more about the role or about the work we do, please call Teresa Kyprianou, Human Resources Advisor on 9244 3333.


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

Profession: #Marketing_Media_and_Communications
Sector: #Indigenous


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