Digital Campaigns and Communications Officer 20170615

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 for a creative campaigner and communicator to work on our major campaigns including the Big Steps campaign for equal pay.

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.


  • Produce engaging content for members and supporters – this will include memes, online articles and workplace organising materials.
  • Assist in developing and executing strategies to build activism and engagement amongst different groups of members and supporters.
  • Develop messaging for a range of forums and audiences.
  • Manage online social media platforms.
  • Manage campaign websites and databases to ensure members and supporters receive appropriate and timely communications.
  • Engage members and supporters online and move people from online to offline action.
  • Run digital recruitment campaigns to build membership and attract new supporters.
  • Produce - or write and commission - powerful videos.
  • Work across different campaigns and assist with other union work as required. 


The skills required for this position are:

  • Strong strategic campaigning capacity and previous campaigning 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 such as posters and fliers.
  • Previous experience managing a website. Experience using Nation Builder is highly desirable.
  • Ability to manage a database and analyse and work with data.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated work ethic.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the union's values – fairness, compassion, equity and the dignity of workers.


The following are desirable but not essential: 

  • Photography skills
  • Experience in producing and editing videos
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience
  • Organising experience
  • Experience with online advertising
    Experience using Nation Builder. 


The focus of this position is on 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

Salary Range $84,293 - $88,901 depending on experience

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Closing Date

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Closing Time

06:00 PM


Redfern, New South Wales 2016

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Contact Name

Julie Sprake

Contact Email

Contact Phone

8204 3000

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