NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Communications Manager - Community and Indigenous Programs

Organisation Name Brisbane Broncos
Location Brisbane
Date Posted 2023-05-24
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1066363
  • Iconic brand in Australian sport | Award Winner for Community Contribution
  • Raise awareness of Broncos' work off the field empowering First Nations youth
  • Suits communications backgrounds from community services, NFP or government


Broncos in the community
Beyond their success as a professional football club, the Brisbane Broncos are dedicated to enhancing opportunities for disadvantaged youth and making a positive contribution to improving social equality between First Australian Peoples and other Australians.
Through the delivery of community programs including the Girls Academy and Mentoring programs, students in over 50 schools across Queensland and Northern NSW are achieving attendance rates higher than the national average, and more than 2000 young people have been placed in employment.

The Role
You will manage and drive the community department communications and brand initiatives including media relations, cause communications and marketing campaigns across digital and social channels, print, online and broadcast media.
Your key focus in this role will be to develop and deliver the Indigenous and community programs communications strategy to raise awareness and effectively tell the stories of the club’s Indigenous programs reach and impact through a strong cultural lens. Additionally you will:
  • Lead and develop a team of two direct reports to deliver against objectives
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify and conceptualise compelling content
  • Identify and ensure speaking and media opportunities and coverage
  • Measure and report on content impact using analytics

Benefits & Culture
  • Based in Red Hill, Brisbane with onsite parking and work from home flexibility
  • Inclusive workplace culture with a focus on diversity and well being
  • Access to events and discounts with a range of partners and sponsors

Skills Required

You are a story-teller and an accomplished communications professional who is able to combine strategic, creative and analytical thinking to lead and influence culturally aware content and messaging.
You bring understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and protocols and you’re solutions focused, with the ability to work within a fast paced environment with competing demands. Together with a current Blue Card and relevant tertiary qualifications or experience in a similar role, you’re able to demonstrate:
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities or programs
  • A proven track record developing and delivering effective content strategies
  • Ability to identify and develop engaging stories that gain media coverage
  • Excellent copy writing and proof-reading skills
  • Use of data and insights to inform communications strategies and reporting
  • High level stakeholder management and media relations capabilities
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply, as well as candidates from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people living with a disability, and LGBTIQ+ identifying people.

If you’re motivated to leverage your communications expertise to promote programs supporting social equality for First Nations young people, please apply by submitting a cover letter responding to the skills required and a current resume. Alternatively please call Sally Simmons on 07 5530 8066 if you have specific questions.

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.

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