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Communications Coordinator

Women's Health West

About Women’s Health West

Women’s Health West provides specialist family violence services to women and their children. We also run prevention programs that promote equity and justice for women and girls in Melbourne’s west.

Our work has actively contributed to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of women and their children in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne since 1988.

About the role

The communications coordinator is responsible for contributing to the implementation of Women’s Health West’s external communications and advocacy strategy and internal communications plan. To develop and maintain relationships with donors, members, subscribers and external agencies. The role also involves developing creative ways to enhance public understanding of Women’s Health West’s programs and services, and ensuring staff are well connected and have the information they need.

The Coordinator – Communications reports to the Manager – Communications and is located in WHW’s Strategy, Advocacy and Community Engagement (SACE) stream. The role requires relevant tertiary qualifications or at least two years’ experience in a similar role, high level written and verbal communication skills and a good eye for design and layout.

This is a short term opportunity available with full time hours (38 hours per week) until 30 October 2021. The Communications Coordinator is classified as WHW EA level 5, pay point dependent on experience (82K – 86K per annum).

Why join Women’s Health West?

Women’s Health West is a feminist organisation and culturally aligns to feminist values and practices. Women’s Health West’s staff enjoy numerous benefits, including working with a professional and dedicated team of women, ongoing professional development and training, flexible working conditions, and access to an Employee Assistance Program. We also offer considerable benefits through our Enterprise Agreement.

Women’s Health West has a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we work with. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of cultural diversity and social inclusion. Women’s Health West has a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which is endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTI.

For further information, please contact Loni (Advisor - People & Culture) on either recruitment@whwest.org.au, using the subject line: Communications Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs or 03 9689 9588 ext. 303.

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by the Victoria Police and a working with children check. You also need to provide international police check if you have worked overseas within the last ten years for a minimum of twelve months.

Women’s Health West is an equal opportunity employer with VCAT Exemption No. H119-2017, to employ only women, and to employ women from specified culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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