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Advocacy Support Officer | National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Do you want to make a difference in the protection and celebration of Victoria’s cultural heritage? A rare opportunity for a highly motivated individual has opened up in our small and dynamic advocacy team. 

  • 0.6 FTE (22.5 hours/3 days per week) 
  • 6–month contract 
  • Salary: $50,500 p.a. + superannuation (pro-rata) 
  • Multi-disciplinary team environment  
  • Challenging and rewarding role, reporting to the Executive Manager—Advocacy 
  • Unique opportunity to get a wide range of experience in the heritage field 

About us: 

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is an independent, non-profit organisation supported by a large community base. We are Victoria’s premier heritage and conservation organisation and our mission is to inspire the community to appreciate, conserve and celebrate its diverse natural, cultural, social and Indigenous heritage.  

About the job: 

  • Flexible working arrangements – based at Tasma Terrace, East Melbourne, with a requirement to work from home as needed, in response to COVID-19 guidelines and the National Trust’s COVID Safe Plan.  
  • You will be the first point of contact for the National Trust Advocacy team, responding to email and phone enquiries, and facilitating research appointments.  
  • You will assist in the delivery of the Australian Heritage Festival (18 April—2 May), providing administrative, editorial, customer service, and marketing support to the Festival Coordinator, and liaising with National Trust staff and event organisers across Victoria.  
  • You will provide support for the establishment of a new industry directory service in consultation with heritage and allied professionals across Victoria. 
  • You will provide support to our small, busy team, undertaking a range of administrative duties including filing and archive management, writing advocacy briefs and correspondence, media monitoring, and coordinating our busy property certificates service. You will also assist with the administration of our Expert Advisory Committees.  

To be successful in this role: 

  • You will have a demonstrated passion for Victoria’s natural and cultural heritage. 
  • You have strong communication and customer service skills, and a friendly, positive, and professional manner.  
  • You have strong attention to detail, and succeed under pressure, with a demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities while meeting challenging deadlines. 
  • You are able to work successfully within a team, as well as independently. 
  • You have a demonstrated ability to write professional, concise, informative, and persuasive communications targeting different audiences. 
  • You will have a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office365 applications; understanding of social media platforms; experience with WordPress and database management desirable; demonstrated aptitude to learn new programs and applications.   
  • You have formal qualifications in the heritage field or a closely related field, such as a Bachelor’s degree in heritage-related discipline (e.g. history, planning, architecture).  

Sound like you? 

Applications will close once a suitable candidate is found. To submit your application in PDF format, in strict confidence, please email with a CV and short cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.  

Any offer of employment at the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) will be subject to a satisfactory Police Records check and/or Working with Children check. 

Thank you for considering helping the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The National Trust is built on the power of the community. 

We believe in inclusiveness, diversity and equality and are committed to ensuring that our workplaces are a reflection of that. 

We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies. 

We promote diversity and practise equity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply. 

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
Applications Close
15 February 2022