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Communications & Media Volunteer

Apply now Role no: 495713
Availability: Business hours
Time involved: Varied hours
Location: Perth

Flexible hours, potential to work remotely
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The program:

The WA Emergency Services branch of the Australian Red Cross works to reduce the impact and consequences of emergencies to the WA community.

As a Communications & Media volunteer, This role will work closely with the Emergency Services team to plan and execute the media and communications strategy within the department.

You will provide extra capacity to the Emergency Services team by assisting with taking care of social media platforms, assisting in the creation and design of media content, assisting in implementing a 12 month calendar of media communications, including story writing for social media. Assisting in the scoping of new and innovative ways that can deliver communications in WA..

The opportunity

The successful candidate will have good communication skills both written and verbal, advanced skills and knowledge using various social media platforms, and preferably a background in marketing and/or communications. You must have the ability to time manage and meet deadlines. Experience in delivering and executing campaigns across all channels would be highly regarded, experience in writing copy for different channels would be desirable and experience with photography preferred. Most importantly we are looking for someone with a positive ‘can do’ attitude who enjoys good humour, is creative and inventive and not afraid to think ‘outside the box’ as well as working as part of a dynamic team. Commitment to Australian Red Cross and our core values are essential.

The impact

As a Communications & Marketing volunteer with the Emergency Services, you'll gain valuable experience in marketing specifically for the disaster and emergency services sector and be part of a friendly and vibrant team. Your assistance to the Emergency Services Team will have an impact on Red Cross volunteers, members, staff and the larger community that provide services to vulnerable people.

For more information, please see the volunteer role description Download File VRD - Communications & Media Volunteer for Emergency Services.pdf or contact WA Emergency Services by email waeoc@redcross.org.au or the WA Mobilisation HUB on 1800 833 489

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time

  1. Submit your application Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application.
  2. Meet with us Have a chat with us about the volunteer role you have applied for and see whether it’s a good match for you and for us.
  3. Complete some checks If you are successful in getting the role we’ll ask you to complete a Police Check. In some cases a Working With Children Check may also be required.
  4. Get started! At this stage, it’s time for your induction and training as you’re now an official Red Cross Volunteer.

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