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  • An active role in our high-performing communications team as the voice of 4.4 million Australians with disability.
  • Meaningful, rewarding work within a collaborative team environment that values diversity, especially lived experience of disability.
  • An organisational environment that encourages and values a solutions-based approach and culture.
  • A generous Enterprise Benefits Agreement (EBA) with substantial leave provisions and above award rates.
  • Sydney city office located within walking distance of train, bus and light rail public transport.
  • Generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits.
  • Additional paid leave during the Christmas and New Year period.
  • Employee Assistance Program.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced digitally proficient and energetic Communications and Digital Marketing Specialist to take an active role in our communications team representing the voice of 4.4 million Australians with disability.

As a high-performing team player, use your exceptional verbal and written skills to play a critical role in a unique membership-led and -driven organisation committed to the interests of all people with disability across Australia.

Your solutions-based can-do approach is an ideal match for this opportunity to create and implement a seamless integrated digital and print experience across a range of projects, initiatives and support functions that promote the engagement, growth and active participation of members, staff, board, sector partners and stakeholders as part of a dynamic, thriving body of people with disability in Australia.


Applications CloseJuly 16, 2023
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Job CategoryMedia, Communications & Marketing
Job FieldDisability
Employment BasisFull Time
Salary Range$100K - $120K
LocationSydney CBD

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Qualifications in digital marketing/communications or related discipline with minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in a disability or not-for-profit organisation.

Essential Criteria

  • High attention to detail with a demonstrated experience and skill in copywriting for websites, newsletters, and digital advertising campaigns, editing and proofreading documents, publications and communications (online and print) to a high-quality standard.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills with demonstrated capacity to set and achieve priorities and monitor workflow to meet objectives, manage timeframes, deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing websites using CMS systems (preferably Wordpress) in keeping with accessibility standards WCAG 2.1 Level AA and experienced with Google analytics.
  • Experience with a range of multimedia design and video editing software packages, strong creative skills to create graphic and video content (preferably using systems such as Adobe Creative Suite), and capacity to learn new software and systems as needed.
  • Demonstrated understanding of development and implementation of digital communication plans and strategy.
  • Strong ethos of continuous improvement, a proven capacity to work from an enthusiastic and positive solutions-based perspective, with passion and determination to play a key role in delivering the mission and vision of the organisation.

Desirable Criteria

  • Understanding of how to produce accessible digital content (or proven capacity to learn quickly).
  • Understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of people with disability within a social model of disability.
  • Demonstrated experience using automated marketing platforms, e.g., HubSpot, Click Dimensions.
  • Personal or family experience of disability.

Other Information

Note: the following checks are mandatory and must be provided by the successful candidate before a letter of offer can be made.

  • Working with Children Check

PWDA is a registered employer under the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act, 2012. The successful applicant must be approved under the Working with Children Check prior to taking up appointment.

  • National Police Record

PWDA receives funding from multiple Government Agencies who require staff to be checked. The successful applicant must satisfy these requirements prior to taking up appointment.

  • Australian Government Covid 19 Vaccination Certificate and adherence to the PWDA Covid Vaccination Policy.
  • Six-month probationary period.

How to Apply

Submit your application via the form below.

Your application needs to include:

  • Your full resume
  • All applications must address all the essential selection criteria. Applications that have not addressed the essential selection criteria will not be considered for interviews.
  • Applications will be assessed when they are submitted and interviews for successful candidates may be conducted before the closing date.
  • If selected for interview you will need to provide contact details for two referees.

People With Disability Australia

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is a national disability rights organisation. Its membership is made up of people with disability and organisations primarily constituted by people with disability.

PWDA was founded in 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons, to provide people with disability with a voice of our own. PWDA has a cross disability focus – we represent the interests of people with all kinds of disability. PWDA is a non-profit, non-government organisation. We employ over 50 staff with 25% working in regional areas.

ContactCraig Andrews
Phone number 02 9370 3100
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