Senior Promotions Officer, Indigenous Mental Health

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$112,012 – $124,281 p.a (total package).
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Make a meaningful impact in Indigenous mental health research and advocacy.
  • Level 7, full-time appointment on a 12-month fixed term basis.
  • Salary range: $112,012 – $124,281 p.a (total package).

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong 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

Join the School of Indigenous Studies, committed to advancing excellence and equity in higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our team offers various programs and support services, advocating for Indigenous cultural competency policy and education at local and international levels.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Business Manager, you will spearhead promotional campaigns to raise awareness of Indigenous mental health research. Your responsibilities include coordinating events, managing independent research projects, overseeing social media engagement, and liaising with media outlets. Additionally, you will work closely with the School to promote its programs and initiatives.

In your role, you'll also be responsible for developing and executing promotional strategies to highlight research projects and reports, coordinating video projects to visually showcase initiatives, and keeping the School and project websites current. You'll need to establish strong relationships with media contacts to increase coverage and conduct thorough research on Indigenous mental health topics. Your creativity will be crucial in generating innovative promotion ideas to expand audience reach, and you'll coordinate social media campaigns to further promote research and reports. Additionally, you'll monitor and analyze social media performance to optimize strategies effectively.

About you

You should possess substantial experience in social media management and promotion, along with a keen interest in mental health and suicide prevention contexts. Your excellent written and verbal communication skills, coupled with cultural sensitivity, will be essential in this role. Being highly organized, able to prioritize tasks effectively, and meet deadlines are crucial attributes. As an independent thinker and adept problem solver, you thrive in teamwork environments and can manage multiple projects simultaneously. 

Note: A Current National Police Clearance will be required for the successful candidate.

What we offer to you

The position attracts a competitive remuneration and benefits package including 17% superannuation. We also offer a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with up to 36 weeks paid parental leave, along with work life balance and the opportunity to be part of a high performing, dynamic, friendly and supportive team. We value professional development and encourage our staff to further themselves with the various Professional & Development opportunities available. Our beautiful and historic campus situated in Matilda Bay has wonderful onsite facilities including on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy, a gym and aquatic centre, supermarket and medical centre, cultural activities (like Laurance Wilson Art Gallery and Somerset Cinemas). Staff parking and well-connected transport options are available.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Position description - Senior Promotions Officer (Indigenous Mental Health) (516514).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 25 February 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Nerry Nichols on (08) 6488 7336 or at

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 and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

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