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Public Relations Officer (Not-for-Profit & Charity - Community Justice Organisation)

  • Location: Across: Melbourne VIC, Hawthorn VIC, Camberwell VIC, Banyule VIC, Sydney NSW, Canberra ACT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    10 hours per week/fortnight (Negotiable)

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Families with Children
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Retail & Sales
    • Safety & Emergency Services
    • Counselling & Help Line
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Fundraising & Events
    • IT & Web Development
    • Translating & Interpreting
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
    • Tutoring & Coaching
    • Mediation & Advocacy
    • Administration & Office Management
    • Marketing, Media & Communications
    • Research, Policy & Analysis
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Writing & Editing
    • Disability Support
  • Training

    Every volunteer in DCSS Australia will undertake the training free of charge: - Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO); - Council of Social Services (QCOSS); - Mandate Report Training, for both Victoria and New South Wales; - Others as required and or negotiated.

  • Reimbursement


  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

    Every application is based on merit, we have minimum standards which must be met by every candidate and position to work with our organisation.
    1. Australian Citizenship/Permanent Resident;
    2. Relevant Qualifications and Certificates/Registrations;
    3. Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience within Australia;
    4. Great communication and listening skills;
    5. Ability to commit the required time for the position and be able to commit to a 12-month position (minimum);
    6. Upon engagement, you will be required to have or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check (NPC), which is conducted alongside our partnered charity agency.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Tasks and duties

  • Planning and preparing releases.
  • Preparing and creating visual, audio and electronic media materials.
  • Monitoring competitor activity.
  • Planning, writing and making media statements.
  • Managing enquiries from the public, media and other stakeholders.
  • Maintaining the organisation's reputation by creating crisis management plans.
  • Organising and hosting special events such as exhibitions or open days.
  • Writing speeches and preparing visual aids for presentations or interviews.
  • Planning and preparing online or printed materials for print, digital or social media.
  • Building brand identity and public awareness of an organisation.
  • Liaising with management on communication issues and strategies.
  • Updating, coordinating and monitoring content and activity on social media platforms.

Public Relations Officers manage events, conferences, open days or functions. They supervise the preparation and creation of visual, audio and electronic materials for organisations. The role may also include strategic planning and research in to public perception and competition.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.