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Communications and Marketing Officer - COVID Recovery - Identified Position

Darebin City Council
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only
  • Full time, 6 month contract, circa $88k + super, monthly RDO
  • Located in Preston, close to public transport, work from home may apply

About City of Darebin and Council

Darebin is situated on the Traditional Owner lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people. It is home to many Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, and a large number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people work, live and play within the municipality.

Darebin is also home to one of the most diverse communities in Victoria in terms of culture, language (more than 118 languages are spoken), ethnicity, faith and beliefs, gender, age, ability, sexuality, gender identity, class, socio-economic status, income, education level, occupation and caring responsibility.

Council responds to the many needs of the Darebin community, notably First Nations residents and organisations.

Darebin Council’s $11.3 million COVID Community and Business Resilience and Recovery Package is one of the largest support packages from any metro Melbourne Council (not including Melbourne City Council) – it continues to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the wellbeing of Darebin residents, vulnerable community members and those already experiencing disadvantage. It also has provided immediate and ongoing support to our local businesses who are continuing to experience devastating levels of disruption and uncertainty. Become a valued member of the Equity, Wellbeing and Economic Development team with strong ties to our communications team.

About the Role

Play a key role in ensuring that Council delivers timely, quality information about Community and Business Recovery packages to the Darebin community through a range of channels, including digital, media, and collateral, plus engagement activities. Supporting one of the organisation's key program areas, you will lead and be involved in projects to review, innovate and continuously enhance Council's external and internal communication.


  • Coordinate communications of the Recovery Package projects and events
  • Interpret content for a range of different audiences and channels
  • Develop and implement communication and marketing strategies to support local businesses and community

Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in corporate communications, public relations, and or marketing
  • Strong writing and editing skills across various channels, with the ability to adapt writing style, tone and voice for difference audiences
  • A team player with a can-do attitude

Organisational Culture

As the local government responsible for an area situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People, and home to many Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, Council recognises, pays respect to and celebrates the long-standing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage within the Darebin community. Through its 2019 Statement of commitment to Traditional Owners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Council has re-committed to building strong partnerships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, recognising their values, living culture and practices, continuing spiritual connection to the land and waters and their right to self-determination.

Joining Darebin, you will work for an organisation that proudly values respect, social inclusion, and making a difference to our community. You will experience a supportive, caring and diverse working culture.


  • Connect with a strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and organisations
  • Practise, participate in and celebrate culture, knowing Council respects Aboriginal cultural rights
  • Learn and gain knowledge on the job, as part of endorsed work practices for First Nations staff
  • Access to secure on-site bicycle parking and a range of conveniently located public transport options
  • Flexible working arrangements, monthly RDO
  • Lap top and mobile phone

How to Apply

Please prepare your resume, and ensure it shows how you would be a great fit for the role. To submit your application click ‘Apply Now'.

Contact the hiring manager, Wendy Dinning on 0438 737 270 or Jimmy Kyle, our Aboriginal Employment and Programs Officer on 03 8470 8589, for a confidential discussion.

Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position. This action constitutes a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

The City of Darebin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors. Darebin is committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

A position description is attached.

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