Communications Officer

Closing 13 March 2018

Location: Deakin ACT

Classification: Full time position

Position Summary

As a member of the Communications Team, the Communications Officer is responsible for creating, publishing and managing multimedia content across a range of digital and traditional platforms including FARE’s websites and social media channels.


In consultation with the Director of Communications, assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Foundation’s communications strategy by:

  • developing and managing communications activities and campaigns to support the core business areas of policy and advocacy, projects and fundraising
  • assisting in the periodic evaluation and reporting on communications outcomes and budget management.

Manage the Foundation’s brand and ensure all communications activities effectively deliver the organisation’s messaging, mission and values by:

  • developing communications strategies to promote the Foundation’s projects, policy, research and fundraising work
  • developing key messages for both traditional and new media platforms, and ensuring alignment of branding and key messages for both internal and external communications.

Manage the Foundation’s digital communications:

  • Manage and maintain the Foundation’s website and blog with a strong focus on social media content generation and activity.
    • This includes developing written and multimedia content, source user-generated content, and ensure these platforms are kept current, consistent and engaging.
  • Review and refresh the Foundation’s social media policy and strategy.
    • This includes developing content for and ongoing management of a range of social media profiles, evaluating social media outcomes against measurable objectives, training staff members in the use of social media, and designing specific social media campaigns to support the Foundation’s core business areas.
  • Manage the Foundation’s E-News Bulletin, Drink Tank Newsletter, campaign EDMs and subscription databases.
  • Develop written content for the Foundation’s marketing collateral and publications. This includes research reports, PowerPoint presentations, summary documents, event invitations, and flyers.

Manage consultants including PR consultants, print suppliers and creative agencies:

  • Draft briefing documents and seek competitive quotes from consultants as required.
  • Provide project management of a range of campaigns including prioritising tasks and managing consultants’ workflow and reporting processes; and budget management.

Manage internal communications

  • Maintain internal communications processes to ensure all staff are engaged, consulted and informed regarding the Foundation’s activities and developments.

Skills & Attributes


  • ability to work collaboratively in a small office environment
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated positive energy, entrepreneurial focus and flexibility, with a ‘hands-on’, ‘can do’ approach.


  • at least three years of industry experience and relevant tertiary qualifications in communications, marketing, journalism or public relations
  • advanced written communication skills
  • advanced editing and proof reading skills
  • experience effectively managing social media channels, engaging with and building social media audiences and delivering successful digital campaigns
  • strong project management skills
  • the ability to establish and maintain relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • a strong interest in effecting social change.

Direct Reports

Director of Communications

Selection Criteria

  • at least three years of industry experience and relevant tertiary qualifications in communication, marketing, journalism, public relations, or similar
  • highly developed interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • proven track record in developing and implementing digital communication strategies and campaigns across a range of platforms, including experience in developing content for online platforms
  • strong project management skills including managing budgets, with demonstrated success in delivering against specific objectives within tight timeframes
  • excellent digital literacy including experience using WordPress, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • ability to work autonomously as well as a member of a small, high-performance team.


Competitive salary based on experience.

Applicants will need to submit a cover letter of no more than 500 words addressing the selection criteria, together with a CV.

Please submit your application by email to, using the subject line: ‘Communications Officer” and addressing the cover letter to Jeremy Henderson, Director of Communications.

Applications are due by 6pm on Monday 19 February 2018

For more information regarding this role, you can contact Jeremy Henderson on (02) 6122 8600.


Senior Policy Officer – Economics

Closing 25 March 2018

Location: Canberra

Classification: Part-time or full-time position

Position summary

FARE is currently seeking a Senior Policy Officer with expertise in economics and data analysis to work as part of the Policy and Research team. The team is responsible for policy analysis and development, advocacy, research and research translation.

The position will be responsible for working on FARE alcohol pricing policies priorities. It would also involve undertaking analysis of a range of data sources to advance FARE’s policy and advocacy strategies.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated person who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. The position reports to the Director, Policy and Research. This role would suit someone with experience working in Treasury or Finance.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake high quality research analysis into current and emerging alcohol policy.
  • Develop written materials including policy positions, reports, government submissions and correspondence.
  • Maintain and develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders including government representatives and community organisations to further agreed positions.
  • Contribute to the development of advocacy strategies to further policy positions.
  • Work with the communications team to identify media and communications messaging and opportunities on alcohol policies.
  • Work with the funding development team to identify opportunities for funding, including grant applications.

Key capabilities

Candidates should possess an appropriate range of capabilities:

  • Experience in policy development in the areas of economics
  • Strong analytical and research skills including the ability to translate research findings into policy outcomes and to identify communications implications
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write in a range of formats targeted at a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work autonomously, manage and prioritise workload, and work to tight timelines.

The successful applicant will be able to access salary sacrificing options available to a health promotion charity.  FARE is located in Deakin and offers a friendly, collaborative work environment.

Applicants will need to submit a cover letter of no more than 500 words indicating their suitability for the position, along with a CV.

Salary range from $80,000 to $90,000 (plus superannuation) subject to skills and experience.

For more information, call Amy Ferguson on (02) 6122 8600.

Please submit your application by email to ‘Senior Policy Officer – Economic’ by Sunday 25 March 2018.


FARE values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.