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Communications Manager

South West Sydney Legal Centre
  • Three year contract 21hpw
  • Community Legal Centre incorporating domestic and family violence services
  • Flexible conditions, salary package to increase net salary, 5 weeks’ leave + loading (pro rata), extra leave during Xmas close

We are seeking a communications specialist who also has a passion for social justice, for this new role. Reporting to the CEO, you will use your skills and experience to make a transformative impact on our external profile and communications and on our internal communications. The ideal applicant will have outstanding communication skills and have the ability to support our fundraising initiatives by working collaboratively with the Fundraising Manager to develop content of interest to supporters and grantmakers.

This role will suit applicants who embrace the opportunity to collaborate with the CEO and leadership team to ensure best practice communications. Projects in the first year may include: rebranding, website upgrade, database (CRM software) selection and setup and developing communication strategies.

About South West Sydney Legal Centre

South West Sydney Legal Centre (SWSLC) is a not for profit, community legal centre. We deliver legal services to facilitate access to justice for disadvantaged people in South West Sydney including specialised legal services for victim-survivors of domestic and family violence (DFV). We also provide information, court support, referral and casework to victim-survivors of DFV through government funded DFV services. Our DFV services cover local government areas in South West Sydney and Central Sydney.

SWSLC uses a multidisciplinary model bringing together lawyers, social workers, and community workers to provide trauma-informed, client-centred and culturally safe legal assistance and DFV support services to clients. Services are provided through phone support and face-to-face services in our offices, at courts and through outreach services and community engagement. SWSLC has offices in Liverpool, Bankstown, Smithfield and Sydney.

About the role

The Communications Manager will be based at our Liverpool office; a flexible approach to working from home and the office would be considered after the probation period. You will be reporting to the CEO.

The successful applicant will have at least five years’ experience in communications and related roles and ideally a tertiary qualification in a field related to journalism, media, communications, public relations, social impact or marketing. An ability to work autonomously, handle competing priorities and efficiently manage projects is essential.

Your communication expertise will be required to support fundraising and philanthropy initiatives, for enhancing the organisation’s external profile, for best practice internal communications and to sustain great relationships with our partners, donors, funders and local community. You will also need the confidence to maximise the influence of the CEO and leadership team in supporting our external and internal communications strategies.

Digital competence is a key requirement – for example, you will be confident using your digital skills to create content for any online platforms, manage social media, set up and manage a CRM database, publish e-newsletters and to manage the website.

Flexible work conditions, PBI salary packaging to increase take-home salary, 5 weeks’ annual leave plus leave loading (pro rata for part-time), additional leave during Christmas closure.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Records Check.

Visit our website https://swslc.org.au/contact/work-with-us/ for more information.

See the application package for essential and desirable criteria and instructions on how to apply.

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