Communications Coordinator

Job No: BCY16
Location: Melbourne

  • Are you a communications guru who wants to make Australian communities healthier and more sustainable?
  • Work for a health and sustainability-driven not-for-profit with over 35 years of experience!
  • Earn circa $63,500-$67,000 + bike packaging + Bicycle Network membership + MORE! 

We believe in liveable places where people are physically active - that's why we make it easier to ride a bike.

About Bicycle Network

Bicycle Network started in Melbourne in 1975 when a group of passionate, like-minded people met to bring the bike riding community together. Over the years, our name has changed from the Bicycle Institute of Victoria, to Bicycle Victoria, to Bicycle Network Victoria. In 2011, we changed our name to Bicycle Network, to reflect our vision to build a nation of bike riders.

For nearly 50 years now, we’ve been passionately and tirelessly supporting, educating, and standing up for people who ride bikes. We’re now active in every Australian state and territory whether through our events, advocacy, or our behaviour change programs – Ride2School or Ride2Work. With the help of nearly 50,000 members nationwide, Bicycle Network is a not-for-profit making it easier for everybody to ride a bike, every day. 

We're pedalling hard to build a nation of bikes riders and we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Communications Coordinator to join us in our Melbourne CBD office!

About the Opportunity

As the Communications Coordinator, you’ll be delivering messages through our online newsletters, web site, social and traditional media channels that will make a significant contribution towards our purpose.

We’re looking for a progressive thinker, someone who’s always striving to improve and try new things to stay ahead of the pack. In this role, you’ll be playing a big part in our public affairs messaging by understanding the needs and motivations of people who do and want to ride bikes. You’ll also work with the wider Bicycle Network team to move towards a happier, healthier and more sustainable community.

How you'll do that:

  • Plan, develop and deliver communications campaigns that people notice and are influenced by
  • Continue to grow our highly valued communications newsletters like In the Loop
  • Devise and craft social media posts that engage today's and tomorrow's audience
  • Build our significant public profile through the media
  • Make sure our members and event communications are compelling and accurate
  • Anything else that comes up (hey we’re an adaptable organisation that helps each other, so we can’t be constrained by what’s in this ad)

Our Communications Champion

Has a finger on the pulse of what's happening in the wider world and the world of bikes, a superb eye for detail and and can write and produce great content!

You'll enhance our team with:

  • A level head when juggling competing priorities
  • As a team player who is resilient, adaptable and unflappable
  • Commitment to tackle any challenge and passionately pursue our purpose
  • Ability to think creatively and outside of the box
  • A valid Working With Children Check (or a willingness to obtain);
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 (or hold a valid medical exemption); and
  • Bike memes (for morale, of course!)

Experience within not-for-profits, sports, or health organisations would be beneficial, but are not essential.

We aim to be committed, honest, inclusive, and progressive in all we do. You don't have to ride, but believing in an active future is a must for us!

Bicycle Network is committed to ensuring our team represents the diversity of our community. Women, indigenous people, people with a disability, young people, gender diverse people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How We've Got Your Back!

  • Attractive salary circa $63,500-$67,000 commensurate with experience PLUS;
  • Bike packaging (salary packaging, but for bikes!);
  • Professional development and emotional wellbeing support subscriptions;
  • Hire car discounts;
  • Negotiable flexible work arrangements; and
  • Negotiable co-funding for study

If you're keen to play a momentous part in Bicycle Network's post-pandemic growth of bike events culture, show us what you've got, today! 

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We’d love you to join us and help make active living easier.

There’s just something about people when they pedal.

They look out for one another. They stop and help if someone’s in trouble. They let someone sit behind them if it’s one of those days when the wind is punching you in the face.

Maybe it’s because you see everything when you’re on a bicycle. Maybe it’s all those endorphins making you feel good. Maybe it’s because you’re amongst kindred spirits.

It’s the essence of what it means to be part of Bicycle Network: we have each other’s back. It’s why we look in the mirror regularly and make sure we’re living our four key values: COMMITTED - HONEST - INCLUSIVE - PROGRESSIVE