Communications Manager

Transforming lives for stronger communities

  • Part Time, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract, 30.4 hours per week (0.8 FTE) 
  • SCHADS Level 6  $92,694 (FTE Base Salary Range) per annum plus superannuation
  • Enjoy the benefits of a flexible work culture through our Hybrid Working Model – Work from home and at our Sandringham office.

Join Family Life as our Communications Manager and be part of a growing, values-based local NFP that encourages prioritising your wellbeing within a supportive, people-focused culture, while making a positive impact every day.

About Family Life

Family Life is a specialist family services provider that has worked with children, families and communities for more than 50 years. At Family Life, we believe every child deserves to thrive in a safe and healthy family environment. Our vision is to work with clients and partners to create capable communities, strong families and thriving children.

Family Life is known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach.  Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

The Opportunity

The Communications Manager is a Part Time 12 Month Contract role with scope for extension based at Sandringham. As part of an energetic Community Engagement team, the role is responsible for driving the multi-channel communications and stakeholder engagement for Family Life. The role engages with multiple internal and external stakeholders to deliver effective and consistent communications, messaging, and content with the objective of expanding brand awareness and engagement with the organisation.

Our Ideal Candidate

You are a senior communications specialist with a strong understanding of integrated communications strategies for a varied audience. With exceptional written and verbal communication skills as well as strong project management ability, you are passionate about connecting with stakeholders using focused and effective communication strategies. You have impressive experience managing multiple platforms and channels including extensive digital communications management. Not for profit experience is desirable but more importantly, you are aligned with our values and purpose and are passionate about making a difference. If joining our dynamic and busy team sounds like the perfect fit, we’d love to hear from you.


What we offer

  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Salary packaging (up to an extra $18,000 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid Wellbeing Leave
  • Paid Study Leave
  • Gifted Leave at Christmas
  • Additional Purchased Annual Leave
  • Access up to $450 in funding towards setting up your home office with Family Life office equipment
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

How to apply

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Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our Application Portal.

For further information regarding the position please contact Alida Williams, Executive Manager – Community Engagement on (03) 8599 5433.

Applications close:  Tuesday 7 December 2021

*We will be reviewing applications as they are received, therefore this role may close sooner if we find the right candidate. Please apply now to ensure you do not miss out!!

All offers of employment are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check, Police Records Check and COVID vaccination certificate. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life.
Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.
Family LIfe is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

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