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Media & Communications Manager

Job Description

Do you want to use your skills to make a real difference? 

This is an exciting opportunity to drive real world outcomes for people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and the community who passionately supports them.

Queensland Shelter, a Peak Body for Affordable Housing and Homelessness, is currently recruiting for a Media & Communications Manager to join our passionate, high-performing team. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this role will be based at our Brisbane office in Spring Hill, on the CBD fringe.

We are looking for a communications expert with media / journalism experience, to support engagement with government, the media, our members and other sector stakeholders, to promote affordable housing and homelessness solutions.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be an excellent writer with strategic and creative flare
  • have strong experience engaging with media and government advisors
  • have experience delivering Influencer or Ambassador campaigns
  • have experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp, WordPress, Video editing software, CRM and Membership Software Platforms
  • be a team player, who focuses on building a great team culture
  • be passionate about improving affordable housing solutions in Queensland

Key responsibilities

  • Implement Q Shelter’s Strategic Engagement & Communications Strategy
  • Use communication strategies to enhance Q Shelter’s profile & reputation
  • Implement Q Shelter’s Membership Strategy
  • Manage membership & communication activities, to the allocated budget
  • Lead and manage one direct report

Qualifications and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in Communications, Journalism or similar desirable
  • Minimum of five-years’ media and communications’ experience, including a minimum of three-years leading the delivery of media and communications
  • Experience engaging with media and ministerial advisors highly desirable
  • Strong Information Technology and digital communication skills desirable
  • Experience with WordPress and website management / rebuilds desirable
  • Experience in the Sector desirable, but not essential.

The role is 0.6 FTE – 22.8 hours per week.

Q Shelter offers a flexible work environment.  The role falls within the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award and is graded level 6.1 ($46.91 per hour, or $55,616 per annum, exclusive of superannuation and annual leave loading). Q Shelter employees receive five weeks annual leave per year (pro-rata for part time) and a paid Christmas shutdown period. Q Shelter staff also have access to not-for-profit salary packaging, which increases their take home pay.

Q Shelter staff are expected to work within a culturally safe framework and actively contribute to the implementation of Q Shelter’s emerging Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.

How to apply

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Please email a CV and a two-page document addressing the key selection criteria, to recruitment@qshelter.asn.au

The position description, incorporating the key selection criteria, is available on the Q Shelter website here.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

A criminal history check will be undertaken on the preferred candidate.

Q Shelter is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role. Q Shelter is currently developing an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan to guide and strengthen our approach to inclusion of First Nations’ Peoples.

All applications are due by 9am Monday 24 January 2022 and should be sent to recruitment@qshelter.asn.au

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Q Shelter on (07) 3831 5900

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