Country, Culture, People, Future

Communications Officer – Perth

Communications Officer – Perth

Application Closing Date: June 2, 2024

About the Organisation:

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the Native Title Representative Body (NTRB), delivering native title and other services across the Pilbara, Mid West, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia. YMAC is run by a First Nations board of directors, representing several native title groups, each of whom have their own language, culture, traditions and protocols.

YMAC services include native title claim and future act representation; heritage services; executive office, community, and economic development assistance; land administration, and natural resource management support.

Country is our mother, our provider and keeper of our cultural belongings. Culture and Country go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Our Vision:

Through connection to Country, Aboriginal people pursue and achieve economic, social, and cultural goals and aspirations with strength and confidence.

Our Mission:

For current and future generations, we work with and for Australian Aboriginal people to protect rights and manage Country and opportunities

About the Role:

YMAC is currently seeking a full time (75 hours per fortnight) Communications Officer to join the team in our Perth office on a fixed term 12-month contract (secondment cover). The primary aim of this role is to promote YMAC both internally and externally through the implementation of sound communications strategies, programs and promotions and effective media management and liaison.

In this role you will be empowered to work autonomously, assisting with and delivering Communications Units strategies, with your problem solving skills being respected and encouraged.

About You:

You will have the ability to assist with the design, production and distribution of routine internal and external communication publications and compliance deliverables, with a sound understanding of how strategies can be implemented efficiently and effectively both internally and externally.

You may have recently left university or are looking for a career change after obtaining either a qualification in communications, marketing, journalism or similar.

Working in a team of fellow self-starters, you will embrace the opportunity to take ownership of your work and will have the ability to multitask and prioritise effectively.

What YMAC Offers

YMAC believes in providing a safe and supportive working environment, and the best way to do that is to ensure our employees are well-looked after. YMAC provides the following in addition to your standard employee experience:

If you’d like to know more, our Enterprise Agreement can be found here.

Selection Criteria

​​​​​​Qualifications & Experience

Skills

Attributes & Desired Knowledge

How to Apply:

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and values inclusion and diversity in all forms including, but not limited to: genders, cultural backgrounds, LGBTQ+, disability & neurodiversity. We strongly encourage First Nations candidates to apply.

To apply for this role, which has a generous range of benefits including, but not limited to: salary packaging; flexible working arrangements; and an extra week’s paid leave over Christmas shutdown, please submit your CV and cover letter addressing the above selection criteria via Seek.

A current National Police Clearance is required prior to commencement of employment with YMAC.

Applications for this position close on Sunday 2 June 2024, however we reserve the right to commence the recruitment process and extend or close this advertisement prior to the closing date.

If you have any questions relating to this opportunity, please call the People and Development Team on (08) 9268 7000 or email careers@ymac.org.au.

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Country is our mother, the provider and keeper of cultural belongings. Country and Culture go together. You can’t have one without the other.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

Disclaimer: Caution: Please be advised that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased people.

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