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Communications Manager

Community Legal Centres Australia

About Us

Community Legal Centres Australia (CLCs Australia) is the national peak body for the community legal sector across Australia. We are an independent, non-profit organisation established to support the community legal sector and ensure provision of free and accessible legal and related services to everyday people, including people experiencing discrimination and disadvantage.

Our members are the State and Territory peak bodies of community legal centres. Together, our organisations represent more than 170 community legal centres, Family Violence Prevention Legal Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services across Australia.

About the Role

The CLCs Australia Communications Manager will be responsible for all internal and external communications. This is a newly created, hands-on role reporting to the COO. You will be involved with our advocacy, campaigns, sector communications and engagement strategies to assist CLCs Australia to achieve its strategic goals and projects.

This role will work with existing colleagues, as well as sector and external stakeholders. The role is broad in nature and requires someone who can deliver communications across multiple projects and teams while maintaining relationships and contributing to CLCs Australia’s organisational culture.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Campaign and advocacy communications
  • Publications and regular e-news/updates/communications
  • Management of our online and social channels
  • Media relations
  • Internal communications
  • Communications strategy and monitoring
  • Analytics and reporting
  • Crisis or responsive communications

Salary range: $86 000-$99 000 depending on experience with salary packaging available.

About You

  • Tertiary qualification in a field related to journalism, media, communications, public relations or politics, or comparable experience (five years’ experience in a similar role)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven record of achievement in developing, implementing and evaluating communication and engagement activities across a variety of stakeholders
  • Established network of media contacts and relationships
  • Digital competency including using Microsoft 365, websites, social media, CMS CRMs and bulk email software.
  • Understanding of, or experience in the community legal sector.
  • Committed to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace and to working cooperatively and respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, adaptable, team orientated
  • Practical and solutions-focused with a well-developed sense of urgency and prioritisation skills.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply

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For more information about the role and Community Legal Centres Australia please refer to the position description attached below and the Community Legal Centres Australia website.

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