Job Opportunity – Head of Communications

Girl Guides Victoria are recruiting a Head of Communications position, on a FT or PT basis.

Girl Guides Victoria

  • Full time/ Part time/ Work from Home/ Office
  • Opportunity to build on our 100-year Girl Guiding history
  • Equal Opportunities Employer

At Girl Guides Victoria (GGV), we are building a better future by empowering girls and young women to discover their potential as leaders of their world.  This is an exciting time to join GGV, as it embarks on a process of significant change and transformation under a new CEO and leadership team.

About This Opportunity

This role provides marketing and communications expertise and support across the organisation to “find its voice” and represent today’s Guide by being relevant, contemporary, and connected.  By providing leadership to the Communications team (2 FTE) you will work cross-functionally with internal teams and external agency partners to deliver GGV’s strategic objectives.  The Head of Communications will work closely with the CEO and is principally responsible for:

  • Strategic Communications;
  • Marketing and Branding;
  • Corporate Affairs and Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement.

This role is offered on a full time or part time basis (0.8), with exact hours and days to be agreed with the successful candidate. Remuneration for the position is commensurate with experience and skills.

About You:

You are:

  • Experienced at a senior management level, with strong skills in managing and implementing strategic marketing and advertising plans, across different audiences.
  • A confident clear communicator able to work across the organisation to implement marketing strategy, and best practices to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Able to meet the challenge of building a contemporary image for GGV using a wide range of media, publications, and other communication activities, using your strong credentials and a wide diverse set of contacts in both media and government.

Prior experience in the for purpose or youth sector is desirable, but not essential

You are the ideal candidate if you have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Public Relations, Communications or Marketing
  • 5 years’ experience in a Marketing, Communications or Public Relations role
  • Previous management experience in leading teams, and engaging and communicating at all levels of internal and external Stakeholders
  • The ability to think broadly and conceptually with a long-term focus to inform the development of strategy
  • Experience in managing and implementing integrated campaigns across all channels including digital, media (including an existing list of media contacts), ATL, BTL, PR, Ambassadors and other key stakeholders including Government.
  • Exceptional communication skills including written, verbal and non-verbal, editorial skills and the capacity to repurpose content across diverse audiences and channels of communication.
  • Skills in using MS Office, comfortable using database/CRM tools and familiar with marketing automation and design tools.
  • Flexibility and diplomacy with an ability to adapt to change of circumstances in line with strategic growth needs.
  • Excellent time management skills, can work independently and manage multiple projects with different stakeholders.
  • Commitment and an understanding of how Guiding contributes to the development of girls and women.


Does this sound like you? Then apply today!

Send your cover letter and resume, including one business and one personal reference contact information, to sian.stephens@guidesvic.org.au by 12 December 2021 or call 0498 762 780 for a confidential conversation. Kindly reference the position title in the subject line of your email message and share what experience you have of Girl Guiding, if any.

GGV believes that by valuing differences in backgrounds, cultures, abilities, and experiences, that our work environment will be free from bias and prejudice. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments for those with disability to provide a positive barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children check and Police check.

As part of re-opening Victoria, Public Health Orders may require occupants of our premises to be double vaccinated.  Exemptions will be considered in line with relevant legislation.

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