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MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS PROJECTS OFFICER - Continence Foundation of Australia
Ref: SH2002400


Location Melbourne
Employment Type: Part-time
Closing Date:
19 September 2017
  • Write about health
  • Develop your career
  • Committed team environment
  • Part time (0.6)


The Continence Foundation of Australia represents Australians affected by, or at risk of, bladder and bowel control problems and acts as an advocate for their interests. As the national peak body,  the Foundation exists to serve all Australians by promoting bladder and bowel health.


Reporting to the Marketing and Communications this role will provide the opportunity to manage and grow media and publications portfolios, build effective stakeholder relationships, establish strong networks and maximise promotional opportunities. 


Drawing on relevant tertiary  qualifications and min 2 years experience your scope will encompass:

- Media – implement the media strategy including daily media activities, media releases, website content, distribution & contact lists
- Magazine / eNewsletter – write content, liaise with advertisers, coordinate production and promotion, report on quarterly Foundation publications
- Articles – submit regular articles for publication in relevant media, monitor, promote and record all publications
- Reporting - data analysis, regular reporting against performance targets

This is an exceptional career opportunity for a high energy, organised, self-starter with outstanding written and verbal communication skills and proven talent in copywriting, media relations and publications.


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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.


BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.


Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.