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We are always looking for passionate people who want to create positive change for people living with epilepsy. 

Marketing Communications Lead, Epilepsy Smart Australia – full time, 12-month fixed term contract 

  • Exciting opportunity to join a large-scale national project to create transformational change in the services and supports available to Australians living with epilepsy
  • Elevate the voice of people living with epilepsy and embed across all aspects of project activity
  • Hybrid work arrangements in office (Surrey Hills, Melbourne), and work-from-home
  • Salary packaging available

Who we are

Epilepsy Smart Australia is an Australian Government funded project to develop and implement a national program to deliver high quality epilepsy-related services and supports throughout Australia.    The project is supported through a national partnership of epilepsy organisations in all states and territories.   Find out more at epilepsysmart.org.au

About you

With a background in traditional and digital marketing communications you will join a national project management team committed to improving outcomes for people living with epilepsy.  You will work with the national team to identify, create and implement marketing campaigns to promote the services and supports for people living with epilepsy to drive uptake of services through these programs.

You will be able to balance working strategically and providing a high level of advice and support to state-based epilepsy service providers as required, while also fulfilling the tactical requirements of the job to achieve objectives and real outcomes.

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Develop a tactical implementation plan that draws on the direction contained in the Strategic Marketing Plan, considering all possible avenues for promotion including national and state-based conferences, organic and paid social media, public relations, digital marketing, promotions, electronic direct mail etc.
  • Serve as the national marketing lead, coordinate meetings and chair the Marketing Working Group consisting of state marketing representatives, and support state-based marketing activities where necessary with advice, collateral and practical assistance
  • Facilitate a strong presence at relevant conferences
  • Identify and pursue publicity opportunities, prepare appropriate media releases and engage in media relations activities to garner positive coverage
  • Create engaging and original content for social media and digital platforms and for traditional marketing communications opportunities; drive a national paid advertising campaign
  • Provide strategic guidance to support decision-making in relation to the marketing work of the program.

The project management team is based in Melbourne.  The successful candidate will work as part of the national program team, and will also have the support of the Marketing Department within the lead organisation.

Even if you don’t think you meet all our criteria, you might just be the right cultural fit for us so please feel free to apply – we’d love to hear from you. For more information, contact Bernadette Zappa on: 0436 404 895 or bzappa@epilepsyfoundation.org.au

How to apply:

  • View the position description here
  • Send your application, addressing the Position Competencies/Selection Criteria together with a covering letter to amcmahon@epilepsyfoundation.org.au

  • Applications will be considered as they are received so please do not hesitate to apply.

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The Epilepsy Smart Australia program received funding from the Australian Government.