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Senior Health Communications Advisor - Flexible Location

Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education
  • Exciting opportunity for a communications professional to be part of a multi-year health promotion program on alcohol, pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Salary: $75,000 - $90,000 + NFP salary packaging benefits
  • Work location: Flexible. Our office is in Canberra, but the organisation currently has staff working remotely in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
  • Deadline: Applications close Wednesday 14 July


Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is the leading not-for-profit organisation working towards an Australia free from alcohol harms. We approach this through developing evidence-informed policy, enabling people-powered advocacy and delivering health promotion programs.

As Senior Health Communications Advisor you will be responsible for developing strategic communications and engagement activities to support the objectives of the National Program on alcohol, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Working at FARE you will be part of an organisation that has an ambitious vision, seeking to develop and deliver innovative health programs and policy solutions that reduce alcohol harm.

You will also be working with an organisation that believes change can only happen through partnership and collaboration. We actively support impacted communities and people with lived experience to find their voice in public policy advocacy.


  • Play an active role in developing, implementing, and evaluating FARE’s communications and engagement strategies and activities for the National Program.
  • Read and distill the latest research and evidence on alcohol, pregnancy, breastfeeding and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) into clear and compelling health resources to inform the public and support health professionals in their work with patients.
  • Develop key messages and create compelling, responsive and on-brand written and/or multimedia content for use across media, print and digital (such as marketing materials, briefs, speeches, resource packs, websites, social media, video concepts, and presentations).
  • Manage relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure staff teams are engaged, consulted and informed on time during the development of FARE communications and engagement activities for the National Program.
  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders, as required, including working with key stakeholders, partner organisations, consultants, contractors, and agencies in support of the National Program.


  • Demonstrated high-level communication skills that are adaptable to the priorities of the organisation (health promotion, public policy, campaign and organisational communications).
  • Ability to tailor strategic messaging to varied audiences and across a range of channels, navigating between media, print and digital mediums.
  • Understanding of the importance of an audience-first approach, informed by research, insights and evaluation.
  • Strong organisational and stakeholder management skills, including demonstrated ability to work with others across the organisation and at all levels.
  • Experience in health communications or developing messages for health promotion campaigns is desirable.


FARE strives to be a supportive and welcoming workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work — and is committed to continuous improvement on this front.

We believe that our work will have an impact on all Australians when we embrace diverse voices. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, people of colour, people with disability, LGBTIQ+ communities, migrants and women.

FARE is also a workplace that welcomes applications from people who have lived experience of alcohol harms.

Come join us – we are a skilled, passionate, and fun team who are striving for a healthier Australia.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at hr@fare.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Health Communications Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs, or (02) 6122 8600 for more information.

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