Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 17 Nov 2021

Job no:508099
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Community Engagement/Marketing, Research support


WA Health Translation Network

  • Part-time (0.8FTE) to Full-time (1FTE), fixed term appointment until 31 December 2022
  • Salary range: Level 7 $90,862.00 – $100,814.00 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation  

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University. 

About the team  

The WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN) is a collaboration of twenty-three Partner Organisations across WA’s health and medical research, academic and service delivery sectors to drive local, national and international collaborations, and to build capacity in key areas of health and medical research. WAHTN is accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as a Research Translation Centre and is a member of the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA).

UWA acts as the Centre Agent on behalf of the Partner Organisations, and provides business support to the WAHTN.

About the opportunity  

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, be responsible for enhancing the public profile and reputation of WAHTN. You will be instrumental in developing and implementing a communications strategy, and deliver communications to highlight the impact and outcomes of WAHTN activities. You will liaise with WAHTN’s Executive team and Enabling Platform Heads to progress media and communications activity; prepare a range of communication and promotional materials; and actively manage WAHTN’s website and social media presence, including design, content, maintenance, monitoring and reporting.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in communication or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant experience in communications and engagement activities 
  • Demonstrated experience in developing high quality website content and preparing and delivering marketing collateral, social media content and media releases 
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to liaise and build rapport with a range of people at all levels
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills and ability to use a range of computer programs relevant to communications and marketing such as email marketing platforms; graphic design and photo/video editing software; and website Content Management Systems
  • Knowledge of, or strong interest in, health and medical research is desirable
  • Experience in media or government relations is desirable
  • Ability to use Adobe Creative Cloud software (particularly InDesign) is desirable

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description - Communications and Engagement Coordinator.docx

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria  

Closing date: 11:55pm on Wednesday 17 November 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. 

Application Details:  Please apply online via the Apply Now button. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.    


Advertised:03 Nov 2021 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:17 Nov 2021 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time


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