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Communications Officer

Organisation Name First Peoples Disability Network
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2024-06-13
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1225224
  • Build awareness of the needs and concerns of First Peoples with disabilities
  • Suits a communications, digital producer, online editor or similar background
  • 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 support the delivery of impactful communication strategies, with a particular focus on marketing and promoting the organisation’s training, policy and advocacy services, as well as facilitating cross-organisational collaboration to identify communications needs and ensure accessible internal and external communications.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Collation of information and resources to develop social media campaign strategies
  • Promotion of cause communications, campaigns and marketing materials across digital and social channels, print, online and broadcast media
  • Maintaining media relationships and performing media outreach
  • Supporting internal teams with the production of marketing resources, briefing papers, policy documents and media statements

Skills Required

You will have experience developing accessible content for a range of internal and external audiences, including policy and media related communications, marketing resources, digital and social media campaigns, ideally with a lens for social change or for First Nations Communities.

Your background may be from a communications, digital producer, online editing or similar role where you have developed high level writing and time and project management skills.

Additionally 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.
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.