NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Senior Communications Officer

Organisation Name The Front Project (TFP)
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2023-03-08
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 1007778
  • Join a creative social enterprise achieving better educational outcomes
  • Build awareness and engagement needed to achieve a sustained difference
  • Suited to a communications professional with a passion for social change


The Organisation

The Front Project (TFP) is an independent, national enterprise addressing disadvantage and improving outcomes for children and society by realising the benefits of quality early childhood education. TFP works collaboratively to improve early education access, experiences and outcomes for children and families across Australia. TFP believes improving the quality of the early childhood education system will address disadvantage and give all children the opportunity to thrive building a smarter and more successful Australia. 
Benefits & Culture
  • Progressive team leadership, working model and creative colleagues
  • Hybrid WFH model / shared office environment in the CBD
  • Professional development opportunities and high staff engagement levels
The Role
Reporting to the Communications Manager, the senior communications officer will have responsibility for the implementation of the communications plan, developing messaging and copy writing for a range of audiences. The role services team members across the organisation and collaborates with a wide range of external stakeholders including media, early learning providers, universities, business leaders and Government.
Responsibilities include:
  • Implementing the strategic communications plans ensuring alignment to values & mission
  • Manage the creation, copy editing and promotion of documents, media outputs and content for all channels (inc. social, digital and print)
  • Ongoing monitoring of ECEC announcements and their effect on TFP activities for reporting
  • Engage and support sector leaders through producing tailored advocacy communications materials and managing events
Skills Required
You will have experience in a communications role ideally with a lens for social change where you have gained skills in developing content for different audiences including social media, letters, briefings, and fact sheets. Importantly you can demonstrate:
  • High level writing skills and content production across multiple channels through experience in communications, journalism, marketing, or media
  • Expertise in story telling for various audiences / channels using different styles of tone and voice
  • An understanding of engagement analytics; how data and insights can inform content
  • An awareness of, or the ability to develop an understanding of, early childhood development and early childhood teaching.
The successful candidate will bring communications experience however an intuitive, curious and collaborative mindset is essential.

If you want to progress your communications career by advocating on behalf of the early childhood sector please phone Anna Skeels on 03 8080 8978 or forward your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.