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Communications Co-ordinator

Blind Citizens Australia
  • This position is a 12 month contract, with the possibility of extension.
  • The position has a national focus. The successful applicant can take advantage of flexible remote working arrangements, working from home.
  • 30 hours per week (some weekend and evening work may be required).
  • Salary is under the SCHADS Award level 5 - 6, depending on experience.
  • People with disability encouraged to apply.

About us

Blind Citizens Australia, (BCA) is the national representative organisation of people who are blind or vision impaired. Our mission is to inform, connect and empower Australians who are blind or vision impaired and the broader community.

We are a small but geographically diverse team working closely to achieve our mission. We thrive on communication, innovation, collaboration and making a difference in the lives of our members. We are a workforce made of 75% of people with disability, you will need to be comfortable working with, for and in partnership with all staff and stakeholders who are blind or vision impaired.

We enjoy supporting each other, making things happen and offer a diverse working experience.

About you

You are a skilled communications professional and your communication skills are second to none! You have a flair for written communication - whether it's via social media post, email or on the web, your message is clear and concise. You are aware of accessibility and build it in to all of your work.

Everything you do will positively promote people who are blind or vision impaired.

You are responsive, thrive in a busy team environment, and work collaboratively.

You have a strong understanding of web accessibility and making digital communications accessible to everyone is second nature to you. You're curious by nature and love to be across everything that is happening within the organisation so you can be sure to share the work we do far and wide.

The stuff you need to know

In this 30 hour per week role, you will lead Blind Citizens Australia's communications.

This includes social media content, sharing, and moderation (via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn), communications to BCA members, and regular updates to BCA partners.

These communications are a mix of written, produced in accessible formats such as braille and large print, audio podcasts, and video format.

This role also manages BCA's website and project-based websites.

We will require you to occasionally work outside of business hours, so flexibility is important. We would like you to attend as many of BCA's events as possible to ensure you are completely across everything we do. You will have plenty of notice and will be able to work flexible hours to allow for this.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage social media engagement, strategy and daily posts.
  • Draft and send weekly communications updating members on BCA and community events and projects, including Member Update and CEO update.
  • Manage and regularly update BCA's Wordpress website.
  • Oversee our quarterly magazine, Blind Citizens News, working with the editor and others in the team to meet production and distribution deadlines.
  • Oversee weekly radio program "New Horizons", ensuring content and production is of high quality, relevant and informative.
  • Manage BCA's media networks and responses.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience in a similar communications co-ordinator role.
  • Strong written communication skills across a variety of mediums, including web, social media and print.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Shortlisted candidates will need to be able to demonstrate these skills prior to interview.
  • Knowledge of and experience in producing accessible communications across web, print and social media, especially for people who are blind or vision impaired.
  • Broad experience in drafting communications to a wide audience - ability to get a message across in a clear and concise way.
  • Technical experience in updating and maintaining a Wordpress-based website.
  • Capacity to prioritise a busy and changing workload.
  • Able to work flexible hours to ensure you are present at BCA's various events.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff in a remote environment.
  • Establish relationships, collaborate and engage with relevant teams and stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in video and audio editing.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

how to apply

To submit your application click Apply Now.

For more information contact Sally Aurisch on 1800 033 660.

It is a requirement that all BCA staff hold a current police check.

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