ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Events and Communication Support Officer - ACTCOSS

Organisation: 
ACT Council of Social Service Inc. (ACTCOSS)
  • Hours: Full-time, with the option to negotiate flexible arrangements
  • Term: Ongoing
  • Salary: The position is classified under the SCHADS award as level 4, pay-point 1, with access to annual increments 

ACTCOSS pays above agreement wages at this level according to the ACT Community Sector Multiple Enterprise Agreement, and the full-time wage is currently $73,230 plus 9.5% superannuation.

Organisational Context 

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) advocates for social justice in the ACT and represents not-for-profit community organisations.

ACTCOSS works to ensure that government policy improves the lives of people who face disadvantage and that community service organisations are adequately resourced and supported. ACTCOSS is a member of the nationwide COSS network, made up of each state and territory COSS and our national body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

Benefits of the Position 

This position is ideal for anyone who wishes to use their events management, communications and stakeholder relationship management skills for the goal of creating a more equal and fair society.

This position will support the work of the Media and Communications Adviser and Operations team in line with the ACTCOSS Strategic Plan. The position gives the successful candidate a broad and engaging workload, with an opportunity to work in a small but dedicated staff team of 13 people working across policy, communications, sector development and administration.

ACTCOSS interacts with diverse communities, allowing you to meet and connect with people from different backgrounds and circumstances.

ACTCOSS makes every effort to provide a flexible work environment, allowing substantial employee control of their working hours, among other benefits.

Role 

The Events and Communication Support Officer plays a key role in ensuring that ACTCOSS events are run professionally and efficiently and facilitates engaging communications and event experiences for ACTCOSS members and sector colleagues. The Events and Communication Support Officer is also responsible for collecting and distributing sector news through email and weekly e-newsletter to other staff and the ACT community sector. They support the Operations team by managing all contacts in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and performing general office duties.

The Events and Communication Support Officer will report to the Media and Communications Adviser and will work closely with the Operations team.

The key performance indicators, priorities, and time allocation for the various aspects of the role will be determined by the Media and Communications Adviser with input from the Operations Manager.

Find out more by reading the full position description and selection criteria attached.

Find out more by reading the full position description and selection criteria (docx) | full position description and selection criteria (pdf).

Applying 

To apply, email your application with '[CONFIDENTIAL]' in the subject line to [email protected] by 5pm Sunday 16 May with the following: 

  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria
  • Current CV.

All enquiries and applications for this position will be treated confidentially.

Applications close: 
Sunday 16 May 2021 - 5:00pm
Contact: 

For more information, please email Carmen Byrne, Operations Manager at [email protected] using the subject line: Events and Communication Support Officer enquiry via ACTCOSS website.

First posted: 
Monday 3 May 2021