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Communications & Digital Campaigns Adviser

Employer: Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Communications & Marketing
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 06 September, 2019.
Applications close: 23 September, 2019.

  • Opportunity to join peak body at the forefront of advancing social justice
  • Use your digital expertise to advocate, position and strengthen
  • Exciting newly created role to drive communications and digital campaigns – make your mark!

You’re a communications specialist who is passionate about making an impact. You understand how to position an organisation in the modern digital world, within its political, legal and social environment to ensure messaging is contemporary, persuasive and powerful.

You have broad experience in communications and are an expert in the digital campaigning space – optimising current and emerging digital channels and developing compelling digital assets. With a passion for social justice and making the world a better place, you will enable us with a comprehensive plan for our long and short term communications priorities.

About us:

The Federation is the peak body for Victoria’s Community Legal Centres (CLCs). Our members are at the forefront of helping those facing economic, cultural or social disadvantage and whose life circumstances are severely affected by their legal problem.

For over 40 years CLCs have been the heart of a powerful movement for social change, reshaping how people access justice, creating stronger more equitable laws, and more accountable government and democracy.

As their peak body, we work with and support CLCs to fight for a fairer, more just community.

The Federation:

  • Enables a strong collective voice for justice and equality
  • Mobilises and leads CLCs in strategic, well-coordinated advocacy and campaigns
  • Leads and supports ongoing learning, reflection and evaluation across the sector
  • Drives creativity and excellence in delivering legal services to communities


A newly created role within a period of positive growth, this role is focused on supporting effective campaigns, successfully positioning the Federation as the peak body advocating for social justice and strengthening engagement with our partners and key stakeholders.

As our organisation continues to grow, it is crucial to ensure our internal communications are effective, our external communications are impactful and fit in the modern digital world, and that the Federation is set up to continue it’s important work in driving change for a more fair community.

About the role:

You will develop and implement a comprehensive, contemporary and strategic communications plan ensuring optimisation of digital media and platforms to boost our digital presence and engage our online community.

You will be our go-to communications specialist and an expert in framing complex issues into compelling messages.

You will plan, deliver and advise on best practice digital campaigns, utilising a range of digital channels, platforms and initiatives to ensure compelling campaigns and a rich online presence.

You will support our senior leadership team and members to drive our social justice work within the digital space.

Rewards and benefits

The base salary offered is between $85,000 - $90, 000 per annum (pro-rata for part-time), plus superannuation. The Federation offers FBT salary packaging, therefore depending upon personal financial circumstances, the value of the salary may be equivalent to up to approximately $5,000 - $7,000 per annum higher.

Additional benefits include:

  • Flexible working arrangements, the role is offered as a full time or part-time (0.8 FTE)
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • An everyday working environment that is friendly, collaborative and positive

A full position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

The Federation is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people of all ages and LGBTIQ people.

Please submit your application before 10 am Monday 23 September 2019 to the Human Resources Adviser via, using the subject line: Communications and Digital Campaigns Adviser application via EthicalJobs.

Your application must include your CV together with a cover letter addressing the following selection questions:

  1. Describe a complex piece of information that you have had to communicate to stakeholders. How did you ensure the effective framing and messaging of the information to persuade audiences or decision-makers
  2. Describe a successful digital campaign that you have planned and executed and the rationale for utilising the relevant digital assets and channels
  3. What are some of the considerations in ensuring effective collaboration when working within a members based organisation?
  4. How do you balance the challenges of strategic communications thinking and planning, versus rapidly responding to emerging issues in a fast-paced environment?
Supporting materials  2019.09.06_Communications and Digital Campaigns Adviser PD_FINAL_190906.pdf