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Communications Manager

Role Purpose:

The Communications Manager’s role is to support development, implementation and management of the Communications Program to effectively position White Ribbon in the external environment and in accordance with the Strategic Framework.
To manage the day to day operations of media and communications’ activities and effectively manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

White Ribbon Vision:

A nation that respects women, and in which every woman can live in safety, free from all forms of men’s violence.

White Ribbon Core Values:

  • Courage – courage in facing challenge and finding creative, innovative solutions
  • Integrity – ethical, honest and accountable to all
  • Respect – compassionate, honouring and acknowledging difference and upholding dignity
  • Collaboration – working collaboratively to drive positive social change
  • Leadership – leaders in driving lasting, positive, normative change

Essential Selection Criteria


  • At least 5 years’ experience and demonstrated high level achievement in a communications and public relations role.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills including the capacity to write for use across a range of online and offline communication platforms and social marketing mediums.
  • Proven experience in creating content and maintenance for websites.
  • Proven experience in managing stakeholder engagement.
  • Strong technical skills in digital and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and various monitoring tools.
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills; high level of initiative.
  • High level attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and flexibly to fulfil individual and team performance.
  • Willingness to work and travel outside of business hours.
  • High level time management skills including in handling multiple, simultaneous tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to connect with people.
  • Ability to analyse and translate data into actionable outcomes.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in communications, public relations and media.


  • Experience in community services or the not-for-profit sector.
  • An understanding of WH&S principles in the workplace.
  • Other related qualifications e.g. business administration.

A full position description is attached here.

Please address your application to HR Manager, White Ribbon Australia: using the subject line: Communications Manager via White Ribbon Australia.

Application has closed 9am Monday 24 April 2017, late submissions might be accepted.

All applicants MUST submit a covering letter, resume and address the selection criteria. Any application that does not address these areas will not be considered.

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