Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply

About the Service

Social Reinvestment WA (SRWA) is an Aboriginal led state-wide coalition of 25 non-profits, working for the last 5 years for smart justice, healthy families, and safe communities; and ultimately to end the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA’s justice system. Our work includes leading a campaign for the last four years to end imprisonment for unpaid fines; producing the podcast “Stories from the Inside”; Supporting communities developing place-based Justice Reinvestment sites including the Olabud Doogethu project in Halls Creek; Various advocacy and policy work on related issues including youth justice. Our new campaign focus is on Youth Justice Reform and Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility from 10 to 14. The Raise the Age campaign is being delivered in partnership with Change the Record, a national organisation with a shared vision. Change the Record is Australia’s only First Nations-led national coalition that aims to end the mass imprisonment of First Nations Peoples, and the disproportionate rate of family violence experienced by First Nations women and children. Change the Record is a foundational member of the national Raise the Age coalition.

The role

Communications Officer / Digital Campaigner Package

Answering to the SRWA Campaign Manager, our Raise the Age Communications Officer will work with the Social Reinvestment WA team on ending the imprisonment of children under 14 in WA. You will create and distribute content across a wide variety of formats to communicate with and engage the general public in the Raise the Age in WA campaign; and build and maintain online databases. The abilities to write effectively framed copy, design digitally, and generate multimedia content are all extremely critical.

We’re looking for a communications minded person with a variety of skills and experiences, passionate about the work we do, and ready to jump straight in and learn!

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary Qualification in relevant field
  • Knowledge or Experience in a similar field (voluntary or paid)
  • Highly developed communications skills across written and verbal formats
  • Policy and research experience
  • Excellent writing ability across multiple mediums
  • Highly proficient in using technology: Microsoft Suite, Outlook, Social Media, MailChimp etc
  • Highly Organised
  • Ability to build relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Proficiency in basic design, CANVA, or Squarespace.
  • Proficiency in photography and other multimedia formats.
  • HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Proficient multi-tasker, self-motivated worker, ability to work independently, passion for justice reform, reconciliation, and equality.
  • HIGHLY DESIRABLE: Existing knowledge of SRWA’s work.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter addressing the requisite skills and why you wish to work with SRWA to:

[email protected]

Please use “Communications Officer Application *Your Name*” as the email subject.

Applications close midnight Sunday 1st August 2021.