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Communications Officer

Energy Efficiency Council


The Energy Efficiency Council is a not-for-profit membership association for businesses, universities, governments and NGOs. Founded in 2009, the Council’s members are diverse, but are united by a common cause: building a sophisticated market for energy management products and services that delivers:

  • Healthy, comfortable buildings;
  • Productive, competitive businesses; and
  • An affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system for Australia.

The Energy Efficiency Council’s vision is to make Australia a global leader in smart energy management. To this end, the Council works with its members and partners to:

  • Drive ambitious government policy by advocating for smart energy management policies and programs that deliver for all Australians;
  • Support business decision making and growth with trusted, impartial information on energy so they have confidence making the right energy management investments; and
  • Build the quality of energy management products and services by delivering training and professional development to energy management professionals across Australia.

Energy management encompasses a wide range of practices and technologies including energy efficiency, demand management or load shifting, and demand response. Smart energy management makes our buildings healthier and more comfortable, our businesses more productive, and our energy system more affordable.

The Council has five general divisions of activity to support the Council’s agenda and the operationalisation of the Council’s vision:

  • Membership and partnerships;
  • Policy and advocacy;
  • Events;
  • Training and sector development; and
  • Projects.


As part of the Council’s FY20-22 strategy, the organisation aims to:

  • Increase member, partner and stakeholder engagement;
  • Focus on thought leadership;
  • Support business decision making with trusted, impartial information on energy; and
  • Inform and activate a network of advocates to take forward key planks of Council policy.

To achieve this, under the guidance, and with the support of, the Manager, Events and Communications and the Senior Manager, Partnerships and Engagement, the purpose of this role is to support member, partner and stakeholder engagement through:

  • Curating and expanding the Council’s social media presence;
  • Administering the First Fuel podcast series and ad hoc webinars; and
  • Delivering monthly and weekly newsletters and other electronic direct mailings (EDMs) on an ad hoc basis.

The Council is seeking someone who is interested in, and engaged with, Australia’s energy sector, and who possesses excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

The Council is a small and flexible organisation. The successful candidate may be asked to assist with other Council activities on an ad hoc basis.


Social media

The Communications Officer will be required to post daily social media content on the following themes:

  • Council content: Opportunities for engagement with Council policy and advocacy initiatives, business engagement activities, events and training.
  • Member and stakeholder content: Updates from senior Council members, partners and stakeholders.
  • Thought leadership: Research, policy and advocacy updates from national and international energy management thought leaders.
  • Technology leadership: Innovative energy management technology updates from leading energy services companies.
  • Business leadership: Best practice energy management by Australian and international businesses, and other energy users like councils and households.

First Fuel Podcasts and webinars

The Chief Executive Officer records regular First Fuel podcast episodes with Australian and international guests. The episodes are sometimes recorded live as webinars. The Communications Officer will lead on administering these webinars and/or podcast recordings. The times of these recordings vary, and the Communications Officer will be expected to demonstrate flexibility around their working hours to support this, with reasonable exclusions anticipated.

Newsletters and EDMs

The Communications Officer will, under the guidance and with the support of the Manager, Events and Communications, administer the development of regular newsletters, including:

  • A member-only Weekly news roundup that includes the most interesting energy management news from Australia and around the world that was shared on the Council’s social media channels that week; and
  • General/universal monthly newsletters Efficiency insight and the Training and professional development snapshot.

The Council is a small and flexible organisation. The successful candidate will be required to work on a range of cross-organisational projects on an ad hoc basis, in collaboration with colleagues and external stakeholders to meet the Council’s overall goals.


Exact employment conditions will be negotiated based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

  • Office based position in the Melbourne CBD (currently working remotely under COVID-19 conditions);
  • 0.5FTE (19 hours per week);
  • $32,500 per annum (including superannuation) for 0.5FTE; and
  • Some out-of-hours work may be required.

Preference is for a Melbourne or Sydney-based candidate, however other Australian based candidates will be considered.


Refer the full position description for the key selection criteria that should be addressed in your application cover letter. The full PD is available at: www.eec.org.au/about-us/overview#/careers.

The interview process may begin earlier than the closing date.

A position description is attached.

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