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Communications Advisor

Baptist Care Australia  

Melbourne VIC
Remote / WFH?
Applications Close
not specified
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Name: Anna Skeels
Agency: NGO Recruitment
Phone: 03 8080 8976


  • Advocate nationally on social issues such as homelessness & aged care
  • Autonomous communications role in a small dynamic team with shared vision
  • Hybrid WFH/ Camberwell office or interstate based option


The Organisation

Baptist Care Australia works to bring social justice to Australian communities, advocating nationally on social issues such as homelessness, aged care, child and family welfare and domestic violence. They represent Baptist community service organisations and advocate for their clients in the federal policy debate.

Baptist Care Australia’s vision is for a nation of hope-filled, purposeful people, building communities where every voice is heard. It coordinates national collaboration between members to increase the capacity and influence of the network creating positive social change.


Benefits & Culture

  • Genuine flexibility and generous salary packaging
  • Newly renovated offices in Camberwell and a WFH model
  • Diverse role offering autonomy

Work with and influence the national senior leadership team


The Role

Reporting to the Executive Director you will lead the communications function with the primary purpose to increase Baptist Care Australia’s influence in order to shape long term positive change for Australians most vulnerable people.

Key aspects of role include:

  • Ensuring that the website and other communication channels are aligned to purpose
  • Create content, develop and implement a social media strategy and plan
  • Maintain productive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Monitor sector trends, key data, statistics and policy; providing Baptist Care Australia with evidence based strategic advice

Coordinate newly formed member communications group, ensuring that the voices of the people on whose behalf you are advocating are heard and included.


Skills Required

Ideally, you have experience in a similar communications role and extensive knowledge in advocacy, policy and campaign leadership. You have high-level writing skills and have produced content across multiple channels, including digital.

As a creative content specialist with strong storytelling abilities, you can proactively find opportunities to create engaging data-driven, human-interest content to further Baptist Care Australia’s organisational objectives.

You can also demonstrate:

  • Experience with not for profit community benefit agencies, particularly within the aged care, social services, advocacy or the government sector
  • An ability to build respectful working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Capacity to contribute to strategic direction, business planning and policy development

Exposure to and interest in developing policy positions and written submissions.


If you want to use your communications experience to improve policy decisions and social outcomes for marginalised people across the country, please click apply and submit a cover letter responding to the skills required together with your resume or contact Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8976 to discuss your interest.


Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.



Important disclaimer: CMA does not represent the organisations who place these listings, we do not guarantee that they are licensed or authorised to offer the positions, and we encourage readers to make their own inquiries to satisfy themselves that all is in order.
Christian Ministry Advancement Ltd. is a registered charity, incorporating the ministry of Christian Management Australia, CMA Standards Council, and Q4Connection. ABN 63 157 713 534
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