United Voice - Digital Campaigns & Communications Officer - Six Months Maternity Leave

United Voice - Digital Campaigns and Communications Officer – 6 Month Maternity Leave

Reporting To Head of National Communications & Media

United Voice is a union of working people organising to win good, secure jobs, a fair society and a sustainable future. United Voice members work in a diverse range of industries including cleaning, security, hospitality, and early education and are at the forefront of the fight for fairer society.

From wage theft, to penalty rates, to equal pay – United Voice members are campaigning together for jobs they can count on.


This role is a maternity leave position for a creative campaigner and communicator to work on our major campaigns including the Big Steps campaign for professional pay for early childhood educators.

The role requires someone who can craft and deliver a message that will move people to action.

We’re looking for someone with digital expertise who knows online platforms and can produce engaging and effective content.

This role will suit someone with an ability to think creatively and strategically to engage members and supporters and move people from online to offline action.


  • Content: Produce high quality written and visual content for a range of online and offline platforms, including social media, union websites and union publications.
  • Design: Design material for online and offline platforms, for example workplace flyers and posters, and website content.
  • Campaigning : Assist in developing and executing communications strategies to build activism and engagement across a number of United Voice industry campaigns.
  • Social media: Manage social media platforms, including running online advertising campaigns.
  • Video and images: Write, produce and/or commission powerful videos.
  • Website: Manage websites and databases to facilitate communications with members and supporters.
  • Undertaking other duties as directed by the Head of National Communications & Media.


The skills required for this position are:

  • Previous communications experience working across digital platforms.
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to develop messages and produce communication materials for diverse audiences.
  • Design skills including the ability to produce high quality campaign materials.
  • Previous experience managing a website. Experience using Nation Builder is highly desirable.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated work ethic.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the union's values – fairness, compassion, equity and the dignity of workers.
  • Photography skills.
  • Experience in producing and editing videos


The following are desirable but not essential:

  • Adobe Creative Suite experience, particularly Indesign capabilities and Premiere Pro video capabilities.
  • Organising experience.
  • Experience with online advertising
  • Ability to manage a database and analyse and work with data.
  • Data analytics skills.
  • Experience using Nation Builder.


The focus of this position is on digital and campaigning skills and experience, although formal qualifications are desirable particularly in Communications.

Eligibility to receive a Right of Entry Permit under both Federal and State legislation.


When applying please ensure you include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Additional document addressing the selection criteria

Completed applications to be sent to: Julie.sprake@unitedvoice.org.au

Closing date: 6th February, 2019

Total Salary Range $78,660 - $83,055 depending on experience

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Closing Date

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Closing Time

06:00 PM

Contact Name

Julie Sprake

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