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Communications Officer

  • Location: Victoria VIC
  • Category: Health
  • Type of work
    • Governance, Boards, & Committees
    • Marketing, Media, & Communications
    • Writing & Editing
  • Suitable for
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Commitment

    Regular - more than 6 months

  • Time Required

    3 hours per week (approx.)

  • Training

    You will be supported in this role by HLTTV committee members and volunteers who have experience in providing comms for the HLTTV.

  • Reimbursement

    Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

The Heart and Lung Transplant Trust of Victoria is a small, entirely volunteer-run organisation providing practical and peer support to people who have received, or are waiting for, heart and/or lung transplants. We are currently on the hunt for a volunteer for a newly created Communications Officer role.  We need a Communications Officer who can proactively:

  • Coordinate the writing and publication of our quarterly newsletter – The Circulator. This includes sourcing/writing articles within deadlines, supporting committee staff and community members to write articles and make contributions, conducting interviews, designing newsletter layout and/or liaising with graphic designer to create newsletter layout and coordinating for printing and distribution (mail and email);
  • Coordinate and post relevant and regular content to our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram;
  • Ensure the website content is kept up-to-date;
  • Support the Events Officer to promote social and fundraising events; and
  • Other ad hoc communication tasks as required.

We seek someone who is motivated, reliable, who can work independently across a range of tasks, can hit the ground running, and is happy to take on responsibility and give guidance to the committee around the communications portfolio. Ideally you’ll have existing communication experience, and this wouldn’t be your first time at the rodeo.

Support will be provided by current HLTTV committee members, however as we are a small group we rely on our volunteers to provide leadership and be self-starters within their portfolio. Content-knowledge around health and/or transplant is not essential for the role, but would be a bonus.

Estimated time commitment is approx 3 hours per week, however this is not evenly spread across the year (ie more weekly hours during Circulator deadline times). We don't have physical offices, so all work can be done remotely however there are quarterly committee meetings held in Melbourne which you would be required to attend as part of this role.

Contact Belinda MacLeod-Smith (HLTTV President) for more information regarding this role.

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