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  • Establish and drive a multi-channel media and communications strategy
  • Create opportunities to centre First Nations voices, perspectives and knowledge
  • Full time fixed term 12 month contract
  • $111,987.53 pa + 10.5% super + generous salary packaging benefits + bonus leave

About Us

The Children’s Ground Approach is Australian designed with First Nations peoples. We are committed to systems change to ensure dignity, justice and equity for all children and families. Our work focuses on national reform as well as evidencing a new way of working. The Children’s Ground Approach is a whole of community, whole of life approach. We partner with a community over the course of a generation, led by local expertise, vision and intelligence. Together, we create and deliver an integrated system that is centred on learning, development and wellbeing that responds to the child and their family through the key transition points from pre-birth to young adulthood. Our approach recognises the cultural, social and economic strength of communities and builds on  this to equip children for opportunities locally, nationally and globally.

About the Job

This First Nations identified role will be responsible for leading the ideation, planning, development and implementation of all Children’s Ground media and communication activities. You will lead a small team in developing Children’s Ground strategies and campaigns, content creation, media and social media engagement and creating opportunities to centre First Nations voices, perspectives and knowledge. The First Nations Head of Media and Communications will contribute their own knowledge and lived experience to the ongoing development of the organisation. The role will have dual reporting to Director, Partnerships, Investment and Communications and Director Strategy and Development with a dotted line reporting to CEO.

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • leading the media and communications team in coordinating our efforts in traditional and social media and communications to promote a positive public image among Children’s Ground audiences
  • Ensuring diverse First Nations voices and perspectives are included in all aspects of Children’s Grounds work, and ensuring cultural knowledge is accurately represented
  • Backing and coaching First Nations people with diverse lived experience
  • Leading the preparation of publications and reports
  • Continuing to develop and manage existing and new Children’s Ground ambassadors as part of our ongoing and developing ambassador strategy
  • Providing a platform for our communities to share knowledge, perspectives and experiences that will shift narratives across Australia
  • Leading the ongoing development and management of an organisation-wide communications calendar, and
  • Working closely with the Director of Partnerships, Investment and Communications to contribute to the development and implementation of the investment, fundraising and partnership strategy

About You

You will have a passion for social justice and the rights of First Nations people and will be highly motivated by making change. To be successful in this position, you will be a highly experienced media and/or communications professional, preferably with experience in a not-for-profit environment. Your excellent written and verbal
communications skills will allow you to capture and continue to amplify First Nations voices, ensuring cultural knowledge is accurately represented and narratives shifted. You will be focussed on backing and coaching First Nations people making sure First Nations voices and perspectives are included in everything we do. A creative thinker and problem solver you will have the ability to work to tight timeframes and deadlines and balance priorities in a small team environment.

How to apply

Please apply via SEEK where you will be asked to upload a resume and a cover letter detailing why you want to work with Children’s Ground and how your skills and experience match the position description located on our website. Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are received, and the position filled as soon as we meet the right candidate.

In line with our workforce development strategy, Children’s Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Position description

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