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Senior Internal Communications Advisor


Employer: The Salvation Army
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Communications & Marketing
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 14 August, 2019.
Applications close: 28 August, 2019.

  • Leading not-for-profit brand
  • Newly created role, Melbourne based
  • Competitive Salary Package

The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most. In January 2019 it became one unified organisation with an aligned vision, mission and values and one national strategy. For the first time, TSA has created an Internal Communications Function, providing strategic and operational internal communications expertise across the organisation.

About the role

As a direct result of this transformation, a new national opportunity is available for a motivated individual to join our newly formed Internal Communications team as Senior Internal Communications Advisor. The Internal Communications team is responsible for connecting all salvos across the organisation through the development of engaging internal communications channels and content. Reporting to the Head of Internal Communications, the Senior Internal Communications Advisor will play an important role in the development and delivery of the TSA Internal Communications Strategy; including coherent and cohesive communications policies and procedures. The Senior Internal Communications Advisor will also partner with portfolios across TSA and deliver a range of internal communications guidance and support including development and delivery of communications plans to ensure a consistent approach to internal communications.

About you

The role of Senior Internal Communications Advisor requires someone who understands the value and power internal communications bring to an organisation and is capable of developing meaningful relationships with key stakeholders across the organisation.
The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree in Marketing/Communications, Journalism (or related discipline)
    • Demonstrated ability in developing strategies to engage complex internal audiences
    • Demonstrated ability managing competing priorities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • A high level of stakeholder engagement skills
  • Five years’ communication experience in a similar environment.
  • Success in relationship building, influencing and stakeholder management.
  • Experience working in complex environment/s across multiple work streams.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission and values of TSA

The Salvation Army is a Child Safe Organisation. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

How to apply for this job

Please click on ‘Apply Now’ to view the position description and to register and apply online. For a confidential discussion regarding this position please contact Annemarie Watt on 0455 315 797 or email annemarie.watt@salvationarmy.org.au.

Supporting materials  Senior Internal Communications Advisor_FINAL_Aug2019.pdf