Careers at VicSRC
VicSRC has a fantastic opportunity for a content-savvy communications guru to join the team!
*Applications extended to Monday 26th June*
VicSRC Communications Officer
Hours: 5 days (38 hours) per week
Remuneration: $59,280 - $63,232 p.a. classified at SCHCADS Award Level 4 (YACVic pays above award rates).
Status: Fixed term contract maternity leave position until August 31, 2018.
Location: Melbourne CBD
About the Victorian Student Representative Council
The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is the peak body representing school-aged students in Victoria. The VicSRC’s vision is a world where all children and young people have access to education that is student-led, student driven and student focussed. The organisation exists to empower all student voices to be valued in every aspect of education. The VicSRC is auspiced by the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic). VicSRC core funding comes from the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET).
About the role
The VicSRC is seeking a creative, collaborative, exceptionally organised and content-savvy person to join our team as the Communications Officer. This role is responsible for leading VicSRC’s multi-channel communications strategy across digital, publications, branding and media in order to amplify the voices of Victorian students. This role will also coordinate, develop and implement an exciting new digital project spanning 2017-2018.
About the candidate
We are looking for someone who is creative, motivated and willing to play an active part in a collaborative and close-knit team. Our approach to communications is all about telling our story and putting students front and centre to transform the way people think about, and do, education. You will coordinate VicSRC’s communications cycle, using the power of story as a tool for advocacy, and creative content production to build impactful engagement with students, teachers and education stakeholders in Victoria
You will have:
Creative flair for design and storytelling, with the ability to create youth-friendly copy and visual content
Excellent time management skills and an eye for detail, including sharp editing skills
Experience managing websites (custom CMS and Wordpress), social media channels and creating effective digital communications strategies
Experience working with young people in a collaborative environment.
You will enjoy:
a flexible, disability friendly, family friendly and fun work culture
a high degree of autonomy and collegial support
sector-leading professional development
a brand new, Melbourne CBD office.
YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position.
YACVic promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds. We take child protection very seriously. All employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks. The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and Police Check (costs reimbursed) and must agree to adhere to our child safe policy and code of conduct.
Applications should be emailed to Nina Laitala at with VicSRC Communications Officer in the subject line and must include:
a brief cover letter including where you saw the job advertised
your answers to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description
contact details for a minimum of two referees, including your last line manager (we will not contact referees without your permission).
Applications close 9am Monday 26th June.
Interviews will likely be held on Thursday 29th June in Melbourne CBD.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nina Laitala, VicSRC Executive Officer on 0411 679 050.
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