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Communications Manager

Yoo-rrook Justice Commission

Yoo-rrook has been established as an independent Royal Commission under the Inquiries Act 2014. It will focus on truth-telling and healing for First Peoples, by inquiring into historic and ongoing systemic injustices perpetrated against First Peoples in Victoria by State and non-State entities since colonisation until today. Yoo-rrook is the first Aboriginal truth-telling body to be established in Australia.

Click here to see the letters patent that set out Yoo-rrook's historic mandate.

Reporting to the Director and working collaboratively across Yoo-rrook, this position will provide strategically aligned and values-based communications strategies, initiatives, and advice across the Commission. This creative position will play a key part in delivering on Yoo-rrook’s truth telling objectives and will be constantly seeking new and different ways of doing things.

With a deep understanding and affinity with First Peoples this position will produce and oversee engaging communications across multiple platforms ensuring Yoo-rrook’s mandate is communicated articulately and with a strong spirit.

This is a fixed-term role until 30 June 2024.

ABOUT YOU

You will help to form and deliver the unique voice of Yoo-rrook. You will have previous experience leading and delivering strategic communications campaigns using integrated and creative ways to engage with your target audience.

Working within a start-up environment, you will be comfortable with ambiguity with a passion for storytelling and lifting the voices of Indigenous communities. You will have worked within Aboriginal led organisations or communities and will have an understanding of cultural safety and inclusive workplaces.

How to Apply

Applications should include:

  • A resume; and
  • A cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Mark Thomson on mark.thomson@yoorrook.org.au, using the subject line: Communications Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Yoo-rrook’s Letters Patent requires it to prioritise the employment of First Peoples. First Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all roles at Yoo-rrook. Some roles as marked may be classified as designated positions under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 where only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people will be eligible to apply.

Yoo-rrook actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people who identify as LGBQTI+, people with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds.

All roles at Yoo-rrook can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Preferred candidates may be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates may be subject to a National Police Check.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. As an authorised provider, Yoo-rrook is required to comply with the State Government’s mandatory Vaccination policy for Covid-19.

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