Organisation Name headspace
Location Melbourne
Date Posted January 31, 2018
Job Type Full-time
Job Number 34135


  • Work for headspace, Australia’s leading youth mental health organisation
  • Lead the media and PR function delivering the national media and PR strategy
  • Advise the CEO on Executive media and communications

The Organisation

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12 - 25 year olds. headspace enables young people and their families to access support through a national network of centres, online and telephone services, and through schools. headspace also drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.


The Role

The Media and Communications Manager is a key leadership role responsible for leading the media and PR function and delivering a national media strategy that supports the headspace network. You will generate high level partnerships and relationships with key media outlets; manage media issues including advice to the CEO and Executive; and deliver a range of communication projects. This position also develops, mentors and manages the Media and Communications Coordinator.

Specifically you will;

  • Lead the development , implementation and evaluation of the headspace national media strategy
  • Oversee the delivery of the media and PR function; media training, media monitoring, statistics and maintaining key messages
  • Develop, mentor and manage the Media and Communications Coordinator
  • Proactively generate media partnerships and maintain strong relationships with key national media and other high level stakeholders
  • Provide strategic advice to the CEO, Executive and Board on issues management and reputation
  • Collaborate with the broader Strategic Communications and Marketing team on key initiatives and take the lead on communication and PR activities as required


Skills Required

This is a key leadership position requiring a person with a track record in leading a media and PR function and developing people.

You will have delivered a range of successful media, PR and communication projects and have a breadth of experience across proactive, reactive and crisis communications. You will be comfortable liaising with senior executives and Ministerial staff and will have an established network of media contacts.

You will also have highly developed writing skills including speech writing for the CEO, high level stakeholder communications, and drafting Annual Reports, etc.

This is a management role and requires an experienced people manager who can support and mentor staff.


Lead the development and delivery of headspace’s media and PR function, please click apply, submitting your resume and covering letter in MS Word format, quoting reference #34135 or phone Emma Adams on 03 8319 4090 for further information.

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