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Communications Manager

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council

The AVBC mission is to ensure the quality (recognised nationally and internationally) of the Australian and New Zealand veterinary profession.

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) is comprised of eight Australian and New Zealand veterinary boards, the Australian Veterinary Association and the New Zealand Veterinary Association.  It serves these members by:

  • providing a forum for communication and discussion of areas of mutual interest and policy development;
  • providing the framework for public and industry confidence in veterinary standards; and
  • assuring and promoting educational standards in the accreditation of veterinary schools, the Australasian Veterinary Examination and specialist accreditation.

About the role

AVBC is looking for a Communications Manager to work part time (fifteen hours per week, 0.4 FTE) in a small team based in Melbourne's CBD. You will use your excellent communications, policy and organisational skills to ensure continuous improvement in AVBC’s interactions with its stakeholders.

You will be liaising with Council, committee members, registrars, government, veterinarians and international partners and providing support wherever needed. If you are a proactive, professional person and want to be involved in a fascinating profession, this could be your next role.  We are looking long term, but the position is for 12 months initially.

Salary $80K to $100K pro rata depending on experience.


Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in communications and/or policy; and evidence of appropriate training and/or recognition in relevant professional organisations.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Significant experience in copywriting and editing and production of web content
  • Skills in or familiarity with desktop publishing (InDesign/Photoshop), content management (WordPress) and customer relationship management (CRM) systems.
  • Performance and results oriented
  • Demonstrable project management skills
  • Demonstrable relationship management skills, people orientation
  • Understanding of member-based organisations and of the diverse nature of professions

A position description is attached.

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