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Communications & Advocacy Lead

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About the company

Kids Under Cover is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing youth homelessness. They are a charity organisation in Australia supporting vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years who are either already homeless or at risk of homelessness.

They do this by providing studio accommodation and education scholarships. They believe stable accommodation and education help young people stay connected to their family, to education and with their community.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, the Communications and Advocacy Lead is responsible for the sound delivery of all communications, advocacy, and community engagement campaigns. The role is required to deliver consistency in brand identity, lead content development projects and develop standards of best practice within the organisation. Increasing Kids Under Cover’s influence on key advocacy issues is critical to the success of the role.

  • Develop and implement a content strategy that supports messaging initiatives across Marketing & Fundraising, Advocacy, Programs and Stakeholder engagement.
  • Develop creative, well-considered content (including emotional stories, factual information, program information, opinion pieces) for a range of channels with other team members.
  • Project manage and lead content development, including copywriting, for all materials and publications including newsletters, annual report, annual appeals, brochures, fact sheets, speeches, press releases and case studies.
  • Support the development and execution of Kids Under Cover’s Advocacy and Thought Leadership strategy in conjunction with communications agency.
  • Represent Kids Under Cover as a spokesperson for advocacy opportunities and monitor the media for issues important to Kids Under Cover.
  • Develop the Youth Ambassadors Program, identifying and managing relationships with young people we support to become ambassadors for Kids Under Cover.
  • Build relationships with media to deliver the advocacy/communications strategy.
  • Providing advice to the Senior Management Team (SMT) and CEO

Skills & Experience

As an accomplished communications professional you will have demonstrated experience in a similar role, driving advocacy and thought leadership initiatives within the community services and non-profit sector. You will be an exceptional copy writer, with broad content strategy and execution experience, as well as being comfortable and confident to represent an organisation externally. You understand how to work with and represent young people who are vulnerable and at risk.


This is an excellent opportunity to join Kids Under Cover's professional, friendly and supportive team. Kids Under Cover is located in close proximity to public transport links along with a variety of employee benefits such as, regular social gatherings, ongoing training and development and opportunity for flexible working arrangements.

For a confidential discussion please contact Lauren Madden at Six Degrees Executive on (03) 8613 3547.

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