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Marketing & Communications Manager

Very Special Kids
  • Exciting opportunity to manage the overall brand and organisation wide communications
  • Be a part of a dynamic and high performing Fundraising and Marketing team
  • High profile NFP based in Malvern

Very Special Kids provides holistic care for Victorian families facing the potential death of a child with a life limiting condition. We provide; counselling and emotional support for the whole family, medically-supported respite care and end of life care and long term bereavement support. Our free-of-charge services help more than 900 families across Victoria, with ongoing support, from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

Reporting to the GM – Fundraising & Marketing, we currently have a rewarding opportunity for a Marketing & Communications Manager to join us and take the lead on all components of the marketing and communication plan. You will manage the overall brand, organisation wide communications, advocacy, media, digital and ambassador program.

Through your team’s success you will help raise funds to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families, increase awareness of the Very Special Kids purpose and services, as well as increase consumer and stakeholder engagement.

To be a success, you will bring:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a senior marketing, brand or communications role.
  • Highly developed strategic marketing, communications, and project management skills.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, creativity and ability to problem solve.
  • Proven track record in successful development, delivery and evaluation of multi-channel campaigns including digital, media and print.
  • Excellent editorial skills and the capacity to generate content for use across diverse audiences and channels.
  • Previous management experience.
  • Superior relationship management and influencing skills.
  • Prior experience in the not-for-profit or health sector is desirable but not essential.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a unique rewarding environment including a highly engaged and supportive team, the opportunity to connect with a very special cause, full NFP salary packaging, flexible working (yes - all the managers truly get this and live and breathe it), a beautiful setting conveniently located to shops, parking and transport in Malvern, and targeted individual development plans.

At Very Special Kids, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, Aboriginal Australians and varied cultural backgrounds. If this sounds like you, please take a look at the position description attached.

Very Special Kids is committed to providing a child-safe environment and requires all staff to have Working with Children and Police Record Checks.

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