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Communications and Public Affairs

• Develop media strategies and tell stories that make a real difference
• Respected international organisation, positive brand recognition
• Lead a small team, in an innovative and fun environment

A rare and exciting opportunity exists to join one of Australia’s most well-respected and fastest growing international development organisations – The Fred Hollows Foundation. Working across more than 25 countries, our vision is for a world where no one is needlessly blind or vision impaired. We have an ambitious 5-year strategic plan that aims to take The Foundation even closer to realising our vision.

This is an opportunity, for someone to join our award winning Communications and Community Education team. In this leadership role, the Communications and Public Relations Manager, will oversee and be accountable for the effective development of Communications and PR strategies within the core Australian market.

In particular, this role will focus on:

• Developing and implementing a communications strategy to build media awareness and brand recognition and raise awareness of The Foundation’s work
• Innovate and seek opportunities in new media and across diverse channels
• Create and implement a new Ambassador Strategy
• Manage significant community engagement activities, including the Fred Hollows Humanity Award and community fundraising campaigns
• Provide strong mentorship to a small but highly skilled team

About you! You are creative and passionate about changing the world. You have a relevant tertiary qualification and substantial experience working in media or PR management. You can demonstrate a strong understanding of want the media wants and remain on top of current trends when it comes to new media. A people person, you collaborate well with others and value the experience and knowledge of colleagues. You are proactive in leading the generation of new ideas, champion innovative solutions for best-practice and take responsibility for the effective delivery and execution of your work. An inspiring leader, you value individual team members and focus on team achievement to reach common goals. You have a great contact book and can reach out to both media and potential new ambassadors to generate awareness of our work.

Key attributes:
• Creative: High attention to detail with strong creative instincts
• Strategic: Able to think critically and plan for the long -term
• Accountable: Cares about delivering effective, tangible results.
• Collaborative: Great interpersonal skills, happiest working collectively in small teams
• Passionate: Cares about injustice and wants to deliver change.

You will be joining us at an exciting time in our development and will be a significant contributor in increasing public awareness, ensuring the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation can continue to support Indigenous eye health in Australia and blindness prevention across the world.

Sydney, NSW 2018

The Fred Hollows Foundation


For a detailed Job description and for information on how to apply please visit our website http://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies.

Applications should include a resume and covering letter.

Alternatively for a confidential discussion, please our Talent Acquisition Specialist, Victoria Cawley on + 61 (02) 8741 1969

Closing date for Applications: Tuesday 23rd April

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.


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