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  • First Nations identified role – can be based in Melbourne, Alice Springs OR Darwin
  • Focus on promoting the work of First Nations people and communities who lead Children’s Ground through our content and social media channels
  • Full time fixed term 12-month contract
  • $79,531.06 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 work closely with the Cultural Governance Partnerships, Investment and Communications (PIC) Advisory Group, regional staff and the broader PIC team. The focus will be on promoting the work of First Nations people and communities who lead Children’s Ground through our content and social media channels. Successful candidate will be responsible for content creation, social media engagement and creating opportunities to centre First Nations voices, perspectives, and knowledge. A First Nations candidate can contribute their own knowledge and lived experience to the ongoing development of the organisation.

The incumbent will be responsible for:

Social Media:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of the Children’s Ground social media content strategy.
  • Creating opportunities to centre First Nations voices, perspectives and knowledge across various social/digital media forums
  • Researching audience preferences and keeping across current social media trends
  • Developing engaging social media content and copy through the lens of First Nations voice for social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and TikTok.
  • Designing social media posts to sustain readers’ curiosity and creating a profile around the work at Children’s Ground
  • Facilitating community management and responding to queries


  • Supporting organisation-wide e-communication material for Children’s Ground for use in reporting, conferences, publications, digital media and print materials
  • Supporting communications strategy ensuring local First Nations people have agency and decision making over their representation and their voice, presenting opportunities and ensuring all policies and practices comply with this core principle
  • Supporting Children’s Ground’s efforts to remain up-to-date and effective in its communication
  • Contribute to Children’s Ground
  • Be a positive, innovative and active member of the Children’s Ground team.
  • Support a strong, connected, respectful and supportive organisation.
  • Engage with local languages by learning basic words/phrases and using them in interactions with First Nations people.
  • Participate in professional development programs offered by Children’s Ground.

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 have 3 to 4 years social media and content management experience and a demonstrated understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of First Nations Australians. 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 are shifted.

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 applications close Friday 28
April 2023.

Position description

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