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Communications Officer - Melbourne or Canberra

Consumers Health Forum of Australia
  • Exciting generalist comms role including digital and social
  • Contribute to our advocacy and campaigns
  • Career growth and competitive salary for the right person


As the national peak body for Australian health consumers, Consumers Health Forum has an ambitious agenda to expand our reach and influence. With sustainable funding and a new executive team, CHF is committed to ensuring consumers are engaged and supported to co-design and advocate for a better health system. We represent consumers’ needs and amplify their voices.

As an employer, CHF also has a person-centred approach that listens and supports. We are committed to building an inclusive culture that values diversity, collaboration and trust. We will give you the flexibility to bring your best self to work but need team members who can work both independently and across functions.

Most of all, in this period of growth, we need people who can be relied upon to get the job done.


The Communications Officer is a new role that reports directly to the Director, Advocacy & Engagement. In this truly generalist role, you will obtain broad experience across all channels and activities to help develop your career. You will also be creating content and providing support for all communication, media and campaign activities.

This is a position for someone who is self-driven and responsible, with the ability to work collaboratively on multiple tasks with tight deadlines.

Our team is growing, and we will support further training and development for the right person.

The key responsibilities are:

  • Produce engaging written and visual content across print, digital and social media channels
  • Provide support for all communication, media and campaign activities
  • Tracking and reporting of our social media and media activity
  • Maintaining digital assets
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of all CHF Advocacy and Engagement activities
  • Work independently and collaboratively across CHF to meet deadlines


You should have:

  1. At least two years’ experience in a similar role and/or a portfolio of work to demonstrate your communication skills
  2. Strong writing and proofreading skills with close attention to detail
  3. Proficiency in social media platforms and management tools
  4. Basic photography, design and video production skills, using tools like Canva and Adobe Creative Suite, will be highly regarded
  5. Ability to contribute positively to team operations, culture and working relationships
  6. Ability to respond flexibly and work in a busy and complex environment where there are competing demands and tight deadlines
  7. Commitment to achieving and upholding the CHF vision, mission and values
  8. Tertiary qualifications in Communications/Marketing/Creative Arts highly regarded

Benefits of working with CHF

  • Generous salary packaging arrangements and leave entitlements
  • Share your working time between the office and home
  • Melbourne or Canberra based
  • A strong commitment to your professional growth and development

Note: You must have the right to work in Australia. Occasional interstate travel is required. You must demonstrate the absence of a relevant criminal history to be appointed to the role. A current Working with Children’s check is also required. This role is full-time, two-year term.

Download the position description for more information on the role and what we are looking for.

For more information contact Melissa Le Mesurier on [email protected] using the subject line: Communications Officer - Melbourne or Canberra enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We thank you for your interest in the role and please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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