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Southern Gulf Nrm Communications Coordinator

Wombat Creative - Mount Isa, QLD

Source: uWorkin

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Position Description

Position title: Communications Coordinator

Tenure: Part-time to near full-time (hours negotiable)

Location: Mount Isa, Queensland

Salary range: $65,000 – 82,000 based on demonstrated skills and experience. Relocation expenses and rent subsidy available.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer


Southern Gulf NRM is a not-for-profit community-based company responsible for planning and implementation of sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM) in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region of North West Queensland.

The Southern Gulf region covers 216,000 square kilometres and comprises the catchments of the Flinders-Cloncurry, Leichhardt, Gregory-Nicholson Rivers, Settlement Creek and Morning Inlet, and the Wellesley Islands.

Programs are delivered collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including all levels of government, industry groups, Traditional Owners, and conservation groups.

Southern Gulf NRM currently employs 12 staff, and is governed by a Board of Directors.


The Communications Coordinator leads the delivery of communications activities across the Southern Gulf NRM region. Activity focuses on developing and implementing strategic communication and engagement plans, maintaining the positive reputation and brand of the organisation and ensuring the right audiences are engaged at the right times.

The position requires travel throughout the region including significant distances on unsealed roads in remote areas.


Develop, implement and report on strategic communication plan.
Maintain and enhance the organisation’s corporate brand
Develop and manage both corporate and program-based communication activities, including print and digital publications, media liaison, digital asset creation (such as podcasts, videos), websites (including SEO), social media and community events.
Develop and manage communication and engagement campaigns including budget management, stakeholder engagement, monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
Build and maintain productive partnerships with stakeholders including Traditional Owners, agricultural industries, community groups, government agencies and funding bodies
Advise and support the CEO and project staff on communications best practice.
Identify potential communication related funding opportunities and develop submissions accordingly.

Appointment to the position will be based on assessment against the following selection criteria.

Demonstrated skills and experience in communication and engagement:
An understanding of natural resource management or agriculture, and the funding landscape:
Personal and professional attributes:
At least four years practical experience working in communication or a related field;
Training and qualifications related to strategic communication, marketing or community engagement; and
Hands-on experience working with limited resources to deliver communication activities which may include events, print and digital publications, annual reports, technical case studies, media releases, website content and social media and digital assets – on time and on budget.
A general understanding of the natural resource management issues impacting the communities and landscapes of Southern Gulf NRM;
Demonstrated ability to develop and document innovative projects, identify and seek funding opportunities and to set and deliver specific objectives in collaboration with partners and stakeholders; and
Demonstrated practical application of communication and community engagement principles as they relate to natural resource management.
Exceptional organisational skills and time management skills to deliver multiple projects on time and on budget;
High level written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate complex concepts in simple language to a specific set of audiences; and
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

This position is subject to a three month probationary period, during which time either party may terminate the agreement. At completion of the probationary period a performance-based contract will be negotiated.

Hours of engagement are flexible. This position may be part-time or near full-time but permanent hours are to be determined prior to engagement. A vehicle will be available for work use.

The following benefits are available:

Rent assistance of up to $5,200 per annum (pro‐rata)
Full or partial reimbursement of reasonable relocation expenses is available by agreement; and
Five (5) weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading.
Private Practice/Conflict of Interest

The successful applicant will not be permitted to engage in any trade, profession or business, which would be in conflict with the duties of their position. Potential employees must declare conflicts of interest prior to commencement and if any arises during the course of employment.

Driver’s License

A current Provisional or Open Driver’s license is essential to this position and must be produced prior to commencement for verification.

Occupational Health and Safety

Southern Gulf NRM is committed to Workplace Health and Safety and strictly enforces its policy to ensure protection of staff, equipment and third parties. This policy is strictly enforced and must be adhered to by all employees. It will be a requirement of employment that the employee be conversant with and adhere to the Workplace Health and Safety Policy.

Indigenous Cultural Awareness

Southern Gulf NRM staff are required to demonstrate Indigenous cultural awareness. If evidence of this cannot be provided at the time of appointment, staff must undertake appropriate training within six months of appointment.

International Applicants

International applications will not be considered unless evidence is provided of possession of the appropriate visa entitling the applicant to work in Australia.


a current curriculum vitae outlining qualifications and relevant work experience along with the contact details of at least two referees (4 pages maximum); along with
a covering letter addressing the selection criteria outlined in this brief (4 pages maximum).
Closing date is COB Tuesday 4 May. Applications for this position should be marked “Private and Confidential” and be emailed via 'Apply Now'.

For further information regarding this position contact Samantha Morris 0421 709 519.

Job Type: Part-time