Communications Assistant, Pacific Labour Facility

Palladium International, Brisbane, Australia

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th March, 2019

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) facilitates the seasonal and longer-term work opportunities for Pacific workers to Australia. It connects Australian employers with Pacific workers, supports the administration of the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and provides targeted support to the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP). The PLF is managed by Palladium and provides the backbone of Australia's future support for circular labour mobility in the Pacific under the direction of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The Communications Assistant will work with the communications team, to support the delivery of the PLF's Communication and Marketing Strategy.
The strategy aims to maximise the exposure of Pacific labour mobility and build PLS brand awareness and reputation across the Pacific region. The Communications Assistant will provide administrative support to the Communications team and assist in developing communication and marketing materials.

Under the direction of the Communications Lead the Communication Assistant will:

  • Contribute to the delivery of the facility's communications and marketing strategy
  • Assist with general administration tasks in the communications department. For example, schedule meetings, prepare presentations, gather materials for workshops/meetings.
  • In collaboration with the operations team, manage contracts for external service providers where required (e.g. researchers, software suppliers, or web developers).
  • In collaboration with the operations team, manage procurement processes such as printing quotes, purchasing assets.
  • Assist with collecting and developing content for communication materials such as: news stories, websites, newsletters, brochures, and social media sites.
  • Monitor media coverage on Pacific labour mobility: report on key themes and topics being discussed and the sentiment of online conversations.
  • Manage and maintain our internal PLF communications (Yammer)
  • Upload content to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, websites and blog. Track results and analyse data across social media channels and google analytics (websites).
  • Format and edit reports in MS Word.
  • Create presentations in PowerPoint and documents to assist the team.
  • Support the Communications team to execute country-specific marketing activities, where needed, including, field visits, launches, workshops and media events.


  • Relevant experience in a marketing or communications environment
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Experience in developing content for digital media sources.
  • Ability to multitask, be well organised and with a high attention to detail.
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office software.
  • Personal initiative, creativity, and drive.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and to Pacific countries if required.


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