ID: 183945

Communications Specialist (Media)

Emergency Response Regular - more than 6 months Wahroonga NSW

About this opportunity

NSW SES is a volunteer-based organisation that works with communities to prepare and respond to severe weather events and is the lead agency for flood, storm, and tsunami in NSW. We manage responses to these emergencies and help communities prepare through planning and education.

The NSW SES Ku-ring-gai Unit is seeking expressions of interest for the Communications Specialist (Media) role. This role is a non-operational volunteer position based at the Ku-ring-gai SES Unit in Wahroonga.

About the role: The Communications Specialist is responsible for creating engaging content across traditional and social media channels to support community preparedness, response and recovery activities; raise awareness of storm and other warnings; and to promote the role and activity of the NSW SES Ku-ring-gai Unit.

About you: NSW SES volunteers come from all walks of life, bringing with them many different skills, interests, and backgrounds. We are united by the purpose of supporting our community in times of need. To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • Keen interest in supporting the Ku-ring-gai community
  • Friendly, professional, and reliable
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Highly organised
  • 16+ years of age; and
  • Covid-19 vaccination.

Highly Desirable, but not essential as training will be provided:

  • Knowledge of media and social media platforms.

If this sounds like you please submit an expression of interest (EOI) by hitting the apply button below. In no more than 500 words tell us about your skills and experience relevant to this role.

Or for more information email [email protected]

Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination .

A criminal record check will be performed as part of the membership application process.

Time Required

The Unit meets each week on a Monday evening from 7pm to 9pm any additional hours required could be undertaken remotely. This role is a non-operational role allowing for the role holder to serve within another section during operational periods, if desired. This position is a service appointment held, subject to performance, for 12 months, after which time the position will be readvertised. Current holder will be eligible to reapply, subject to performance.

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Marketing, Media & Communications

The successful applicant must be willing to complete the NSW SES volunteer application process, including a police background check, prior to the commencement of duties. They must also complete the Unit’s on-boarding training and have a willingness to further their knowledge and understanding of the SES.