Communications Specialist

Location: Brisbane
Job Type: Permanent
Discipline: Sales, Marketing, Communications & Digital
Reference: 1244257
Posted: about 1 month ago
About our client:

Churches of Christ in Queensland has a long and proud history of care.  More than 140 years ago, their organisation was founded by compassionate people who recognised unmet needs in the community, and worked together to provide support and hope to their neighbours.  Although they’ve since grown into one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit community service organisations with 3800 employees, today is no different. 

Through their Seniors Living, Social Housing and Children, Youth and Families Services, they positively impact around 45,000 lives in more than 100 communities each year. Every day, their team members turn up to work to ensure their clients and residents, regardless of age or circumstance, have their individual needs met without judgment, and feel connected to a community where they are welcome and can thrive. 

About the role:

Due to growth within the Communications and Marketing team, an exceptional newly created opportunity for a Communications Specialist, Seniors Living is now available on a permanent basis. Their Seniors Living services are comprised of Retirement Living, Residential Aged Care and Home Care. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Communications person with a passion for making a real difference in the lives of senior Australians. 

As the Communications Specialist, you will be a natural storyteller and talented writer, with the ability to create a wide variety of content across multiple channels that connects with your audience. You will work with stakeholders across their complex organisation in Queensland and Victoria representing 28 Aged Care Services, 23 Retirement Villages and 10,000 Home Care clients, so your ability to build strong relationships and earn trust will be invaluable. You are strategic, creative, a go-to problem-solver and ideas-generator, and you deliver results. 

Key responsibilities include:
  • Communications Strategy: Develop, implement and evaluate communication strategies for Seniors Living campaigns and projects.
  • Content Creation: Create engaging, multi-channel content that showcases the difference the team makes in the lives of residents and clients, from blogs to media releases to videos.
  • Communications Counsel: Provide communications advice to on a broad range of projects and issues.
  • Media Relations: Proactive and reactive media relations.
  • Reputation Guardianship: Develop and protect the organisation’s reputation, including mitigating and managing issues and crises.
  • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage multiple projects, issues and deadlines.
  • Ensure communications are aligned with the organisation’s values, strategic plan and brand strategy. 
About you:
  • You are passionate about making a difference
  • Possess excellent writing and content-creation capability (including video), with ability to adapt for different channels
  • Have a minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Hold a qualification in communications, PR, journalism or relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in media relations, crisis and issues management
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships and advising at all levels of complex organisations. 
What you can expect from Churches of Christ:

You will be part of a great team and culture and a truly life-changing organisation, and you will also:
  • Have the opportunity to further develop your skills and experience
  • Work in a diverse team that looks after communications, marketing, events and digital
  • Maximise your take home pay with Salary Packaging (up to $15,900 per year tax free)
  • Put up to $2,650 of your pre-tax income towards entertainment expenses (flights, accommodation, car rental etc.)  
  • Enjoy five weeks’ annual leave.
For further information about this exceptional opportunity, please call Oliver Molinari at Troocoo on 0435 765 828. 

To apply please submit your resume and we will be in contact with you shortly.

Thank you for your interest.