Remote / Work from Home
- $80,306 - $92,946 per annum
- Job posted on: 9th Feb 2024
- Applications close:
Remote / Work from Home
Better Renting is a community of renters working together for stable, affordable, and healthy homes. With more Australians locked out of homeownership, more of us are renting, and renting for longer. But renters are denied the rights and protections of homeowners. We can't all own a house — but we should all be able to rent a home. Renting can be a genuine alternative to ownership — and Better Renting exists to make it happen.
You can learn more about us from our Impact Reports from 2021-22 (https://www.betterrenting.org.au/better_renting_impact_report_2021_2022) and 2018-2020 (https://www.betterrenting.org.au/impact_report)
Better Renting campaigns on a range of other rental issues: energy performance standards for rentals, ending unfair evictions, and winning limits on rent increases. We’re looking to get renters more involved in this work, building the capacity of renters across Australia to work together to influence policy. We primarily reach these renters through online channels, with a growing amount of work happening through spaces like Facebook Groups, Discord, and WhatsApp communities.
For the next year or so, a central focus will be the upcoming federal election. We've begun consulting renters on a draft strategy. We want to use this as a crucial moment to build renter power, win better outcomes for renters, and demonstrate that renters are a political force that can decide election outcomes. This is a crucial area you'll work on, helping to engage renters and support them to be part of this work.
Alongside that, we'll keep working on Healthy Homes for Renters. We are coordinating a national collaboration of about 130 organisations pushing for minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties. We work closely with organisations in every jurisdiction across Australia. There’s great potential to expand our organising and comms work around this — we’d love to do more to amplify renters’ stories, both positive and negative, around energy performance issues. And it’s crucial that we are able to activate online supporters at key campaign moments.
Turning Better Renting’s online audiences into a political constituency. We currently reach renters through social media channels, including a dedicated Facebook group, and our email list. We want to do this more, and better, and more strategically. This means a focus not just on having more followers, but on translating this into political power, through building connections with supporters and increasing our capacity to activate them at critical moments. This will also include relational work with individual supporters and renter leaders. The core of this role will be developing and then implementing a plan for this.
Managing Better Renting’s digital channels. Related to the above, you’ll be responsible for keeping our social media channels active and up-to-date. We’re keen on a spicy voice that is unashamedly pro-renter and taps into the frustration and anger that renters are feeling. You’ll also plan and coordinate email communication with our list, including copy-writing, and the development of supporter journeys.
Helping to promote renters’ stories around energy issues. You’ll amplify renters’ stories through our own channels, talking to renters about their experiences around energy issues, and then helping to get these stories out there. We want to highlight the problems that renters currently face, as well as the positive opportunities from energy efficiency, electrification, and solar power. You’ll also help renters to engage with traditional media, recruiting renters to speak to journalists and supporting them to do so.
The interpersonal dimension of this work is important. It is essential that you are excited by the prospect of having conversations - sometimes challenging - with renters in all sorts of different circumstances, and that you have the emotional intelligence and leadership skills to support these people to confidently share their voices.
For the right person, Better Renting is a great place to work! We want to help you determine if it’s right for you.
You can read a bit here about our employee entitlements and conditions.
You can read a bit here about our team culture.
We will be evaluating applicants on the following:
We encourage you to apply even if you don’t have all of the above characteristics. A passion for the work and an eagerness to learn are the most important things.
Applications are due on the advertised date — we will begin reviewing applications that day, and will not consider applications received later than this date.
If you have any questions you can contact us via [email protected] using the subject line: Digital Organiser enquiry via EthicalJobs.
We plan to complete interviews and make an offer before the end of March 2024, looking for a candidate to start in early April.
Better Renting is an equal-opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI people, and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.