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Communications Manager (Foot Forward)

Job No: 113669
Location: Milton

  • Rewarding opportunity for an experienced Communications Manager within newly created health education program
  • Full-time, 12 month contract position with possible extension based on funding
  • Attractive remuneration with generous salary sacrificing options
  • Hands-on, hard-working & supportive team!

About Diabetes Australia and the Foot Forward Program

Diabetes Australia was established in 1984 and is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk. Diabetes Australia works in partnership with diabetes health professionals and researchers and is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes on the Australian community.

Foot Forward is a new diabetes complications prevention program that aims to promote early self-identification of foot problems by people with diabetes and promote earlier access to health professional services and high-risk foot services.

Every year in Australia there are over 10,000 hospital admissions for diabetes related foot problems and over 4,400 amputations of toes, feet and lower limbs in people with diabetes. Up to 85 per cent of diabetes-related amputations are preventable if problems are detected early and managed appropriately.

The Foot Forward program will provide new information, education and support resources and activities for both people with diabetes, and health professionals and health workers, to help support early identification, early referral, early and optimal treatment, and prevention of diabetes related foot problems and amputations.

About the Opportunity

Diabetes Australia now has a newly created opportunity for an experienced Communications Manager to join their Foot Forward Program Team based in Milton, Brisbane. This role is being offered on a full-time, 12 month contract basis with extension after this time subject to funding.

As the communication lead on a significant national health program you will be delivering major communications campaigns and developing health education resources in consultation with health experts.

You will also be developing a full suite of communications and marketing materials to support a national awareness campaign for people with diabetes. These materials will include site specific communication materials, social media, targeted online advertising and other resources.

Some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • The creation of hard copy and digital resources supporting a comprehensive education program including resources for First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
  • The creation and deployment of digital communication strategies including direct to consumer activations;
  • Stakeholder engagement activities including the up-skilling of health professionals on early prevention and creation of resources for GP clinics and other relevant health providers.

What You'll Need to be Successful

To be considered for this position you will hold tertiary qualifications in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or other relevant discipline and have considerable experience in a similar role with a solid understanding of consumer communications.

Any experience within the health or government sectors and/or in direct marketing initiatives, especially to people from First Nation or CALD communities, will be highly regarded.

This is an exciting opportunity for a true communications generalist, excited by the chance to develop and execute communications and marketing initiatives for a new health program. You will be highly professional, enthusiastic, flexible in your approach, and comfortable working in a small satellite office that is separate from the rest of the corporate head office team based in Canberra.

Importantly, Diabetes Australia is seeking someone with an in-depth understanding of how to mitigate stakeholder concerns and issues whilst being able to continually disseminate program information into the community. As such, you will also need exceptional interpersonal, communication, and written skills, and a genuine interest in being part of a health education program. 

About the Benefits

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for experienced communications professional to take the lead on a newly created health education program and make it their own! 

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration, commensurate with skills and experience. As a NFP organisation, Diabetes Australia also offers salary sacrificing options to further increase your take home pay.

You will be welcomed into a small, yet friendly team of highly driven professionals who are focused on the delivery of real and meaningful outcomes to the 1.3 million Australians living with diabetes. 

Join a vital organisation in this key communications role - Apply Now!

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