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Communications Adviser, Be You

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue’s vision is that all people in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. Our mission is to work with the community to improve mental health and prevent suicide. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Promoting mental health and wellbeing
  • Being a trusted source of information, advice and support
  • Working together to prevent suicide.

Beyond Blue’s values are Collaboration, Respect, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity.

Beyond Blue delivers the national mental health in education initiative, Be You. Be You aims to empower every learning community in Australia to be their most mentally healthy, positive, and inclusive – in ways that work for them, at a time that works for them, and all free of charge. Be You equips educators to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people from birth to 18 years. The initiative provides an end-to-end approach for early learning services, school age care services, primary schools, and secondary schools across Australia and is delivered by Beyond Blue in collaboration with Early Childhood Australia and headspace.

The Communications Adviser, Be You is responsible for:

  • ensuring clear, consistent, timely communications to all internal and external stakeholders, through the development and execution of targeted communications plans, including key messages and stakeholder relations activities
  • development of communications collateral to support engagement with key Be You stakeholders, including delivery partners, funders and key stakeholders in relevant sectors
  • development of an annual communications plan targeted to both external and internal audiences.

The role reports into the Beyond Blue Strategic Communications team whilst working across Be You Marketing and Education Policy and Strategic Relations teams. This role will include supporting the Be You Bushfire Response Program and Education Engagement communication.

The appointee will have a minimum of five years’ general communications experience, preferably within the government, mental health or public health sectors. Your strong writing and editing skills across print and online channels, with the ability to adapt writing style, tone and voice for different audiences and project management skills will underpin your ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent will have solid visual design skills across PowerPoint and the Adobe Suite, with the ability to develop professional, visual presentations that effectively communicate complex concepts.

This is a terrific opportunity to work within an organisation that is in a growth phase and be part of shaping the future outcomes for the community.

Beyond Blue is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants are encouraged to view the Beyond Blue Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022.

To apply, Applications should include a current CV with a cover letter that addresses why you would consider yourself to be a cultural addition to Beyond Blue and how your skills and experience would be attributes to the position. For detailed information about this position including the closing date, please refer to the position description on our careers page via the Apply Now button below.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a National Police Check and where required a Working With Children Check.

NOTE: Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

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