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Communications & Engagement Officer

Organisation Name First Peoples Disability Network
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2024-06-12
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1221975
  • Build engagement to support the needs of First Peoples with disabilities
  • Suited to a communications professional with a passion for social change
  • Flexible working arrangements and attractive salary package benefits


The Organisation

First Peoples with disability and their families are amongst the most seriously disadvantaged and disempowered members of the Australian community. Governed by First Peoples with lived experience of disability, the First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is an organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples, their families, and communities.
FPDN proactively engages with communities around Australia and individuals internationally, advocating for the recognition, respect, protection and fulfilment of their human rights. Established informally in 2010, the founders are the leaders of the Aboriginal disability movement who have been working to uphold the rights of their people since the 1960s.

  • Fast growing and inclusive First Peoples organisation
  • Generous salary including tax effective packaging
  • Western Sydney location with WFH and remote flexibility
The Role

You will play an integral role in developing and providing Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations with accessible sector-based resources, communications standards and guidelines to strengthen engagement with people with disability and understanding of their needs in policy development. 
Specifically you will:
  • Develop community campaigns to raise awareness and support for important issues
  • Identify accessible communication gaps across members and the broader disability sector
  • Develop accessible content, resources and materials to communicate key messaging
  • Capture incoming communications to identify and address a range of sector needs
  • Write media releases, contribute to media briefings, policy documents and position papers

Skills Required
You have experience working in a communications role within an organisation with a lens for social change where you have gained skills in developing accessible content, resources and materials for a range of audiences. 
You bring knowledge, respect and support for the cultural values and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples together with understanding of the disability sector and the related challenges in accessing information and support.
In addition to well developed time and project management skills and ability to work with multiple communication deliverables, you have experience producing impactful campaigns and content ideally for First Nations Communities.
Having lived experience of a disability would be desirable.

If you are motivated to apply your communications skills to positively impact First peoples living with disability, please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required section of the advertisement above or speak with Hayley Martin on 02 8243 0570 for further information.

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.