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Policy and Communications Officer - Grow Well Live Well

Save The Children

We are unflinching in standing up for the rights of children, and we want you to help us ensure their voices are heard. Grow Well Live Well (GWLW) is a community initiative funded to facilitate placed-based community led decision making about future service design and delivery, to coordinate and integrate services to improve wellbeing of children and young people and enhance the evidence base for early intervention and prevention services specifically for child and family safety and wellbeing in Palmerston through a Collective Impact approach.

GWLW has established a Backbone Team to support the work, located in Palmerston. The GWLW Leadership Group provides the collective strategic leadership over the project to drive community decisions and actions, partnering with representatives from nine not-for-profit organisations, the NT and Australian Governments. This position joins the Backbone Team to provide ongoing support, guiding GWLW's vision and strategies, building public will and mobilising resources.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, fixed-term position (through to end of June 2022), based in Palmerston, you'll provide administration support to the team and assist in the provision of research and analysis, supporting the development and implementation of communications strategies (including building support and communicating impact), accelerating large scale social change, and implementing community level action that achieves the strategic goals of the project. Reporting to the Executive Officer, you'll be part of our dynamic Collective Impact team.

You will make an impact by:

  • Planning, designing and delivering high quality communication across all levels of the projects (operational, strategic and systemic)
  • Coordinating and managing the administration needs of the GWLW Backbone Team, acting as the first point of contact for all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring the efficient and effective running of the site in a proactive and professional manner
  • Providing effective administration and general support, in line with organisational goals
  • Establishing and actioning systems and procedures to share content that builds meaningful connections and engages community members via online media

Does this sound like you?

You have high-level and robust policy analysis skills, paired with an ability to engage both critically and constructively with government and partners on matters important to Palmerston. Your flexibility and drive alongside strong time management and organisational skills sees you successfully work under pressure, in a complex environment, to tight deadlines. You have a 'can-do' attitude, demonstrate an infectious enthusiasm for your job and inspire others to achieve great change. You have an in-depth understanding and proven experience in using an array of advocacy tools to influence change, including private and public advocacy.

This role requires:

  • Ability to support both the strategic and operational activities of the project
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully and sensitively in a cross-cultural context with understanding of collective cultures and contemporary issues within high needs communities
  • Highly developed interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, communication, and consultation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop written and visual material to convey complex concepts
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint essential) and social media
  • Strong time management, project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and contribute to a team culture

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and young people and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Award rate salary (slightly above SCHADS Level 4.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Friendly and agile work environment including working from home

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Policy and Communications Officer GWLW

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with our obligations under occupational health and safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, prior to commencement of employment you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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