Media and Communications Officer, Life Course Centre

Brisbane, Australia
09 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) researches the causes of deep and persistent disadvantage, with the aim of improving the lives of Australia’s most disadvantaged people. The Life Course Centre is based at the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland, and has staff based at the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne.

The role

The Media and Communications Officer will coordinate and implement a range of activities that support the Life Course Centre’s strategic goals for research translation and impact across a range of media.  These range from the Centre’s website and general Centre news, to working papers, fact sheets, policy briefings and position papers, and the Annual Report.

The person

The successful applicant will have a qualification in a relevant discipline, combined with substantial relevant experience. They will be an experienced writer, with demonstrated knowledge of integrated communications tactics and methods, and proficiency in the use of communication and web software. They will be able to work independently as well as being an effective member of a small team. Experience in higher education or the public sector will be highly regarded, as will knowledge of or strong interest in the social sciences.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a part-time position, and flexible working arrangements can be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a part-time, 0.6 fixed term appointment until 1 June 2021 at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $49,129 - $53,735 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $57,481 - $62,870 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 504251_3038552_Media and Communications Officer.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr Lucy Mills, Life Course Centre Manager on +61 7 3365 1279 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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