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Communication Lead - Autism Connect

  • Peak body for autistic people and their families in Victoria
  • Senior communications role, undertaking a critical role in supporting the national roll-out of Autism Connect, our autism information helpline
  • Part-time position, 0.8-1FTE
  • $78,000 - $89,999 salary range, full-time equivalent
  • Currently working remotely from home under Covid Restrictions, office location in Richmond

About us:

For more than 50 years, Amaze has provided information and resources to autistic people and their families, the broader autism sector (service providers, researchers, autism organisations) and the wider community.  

Today Amaze supports thousands of people every year and also advocates to government to influence positive change and builds the skills of the community to create a better world for autistic people and their families.

Amaze is committed to improving employment opportunities for autistic people. We do this both through advocating to the broader community and employing autistic people at Amaze. We endeavour to provide support and adjustments through the recruitment process and throughout employment to the specific needs of autistic candidates and employees.  Autistic people with the skills and experience outlined in the position description are encouraged to apply.

The role:

As the Communications Lead, Autism Connect you will be responsible for:

  • High-quality delivery of the communications strategy for Amaze’s signature program, Autism Connect. Implementation includes: contributing to strategy and evaluation, developing and implementing communications plans for state and national rollout, brand stewardship, supporting stakeholder communications, promotion of existing and new resources, liaising with key external suppliers and providers, being part of the operational team for the program.
  • High-quality delivery of the Amaze website, including working with others on the Autism Connect internal team to establish the online experience of Autism Connect.
  • Providing high-quality communications (print and digital) to Amaze’s priority audiences:  autistic people and their families, other autism organisations, government, media, private and community sectors, the wider world through a variety of channels and publications. Working on programs outside of Autism Connect where required.

What you will bring to this role:

  • Degree qualification in an appropriate field – e.g. communications, public relations, marketing
  • 5+ years experience in a similar communications role in a NFP or government environment
  • Demonstrated experience in WordPress and social media management tools
  • Experience providing communication support to projects
  • Adaptable and skilled writer, with experience communicating sensitive topics

Knowledge of the disability sector and the NDIS, and website, graphic design and/or video production skills would also be highly regarded.

For a full list of the Key Selection Criteria, please see the position description.

Please note that this is one of two communications roles currently advertised.

How to Apply:

A full Position Description is attached.

We welcome all applications from autistic individuals who meet the key selection criteria. If you would like to learn more about our recruitment process or adjustments that we offer, please email hr@amaze.org.au, using the subject line: Communication Lead - Autism Connect enquiry via EthicalJobs.

For further information please contact Amaze at 0423 239 697.


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