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MEDIA DIRECTOR - The Salvation Army
Ref: RM2002386


Location: Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:
  • Drive advocacy and strategy
  • Broad leadership role
  • Join a proud team advocating compassion


The Salvation Army (TSA) is a Christian movement dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus, through caring for people, creating faith pathways, building healthy communities and working for justice. The Territorial Public Relations Department is charged with raising a significant proportion of the financial resources required to sustain and strengthen the various social programmes and services offered across the Australia Southern Territory.

Reporting to the Territorial Public Relations Secretary, the Media Director manages all media interactions in Victoria, serving as a reference point for Territorial Leadership and Divisional Public Relation Secretaries. Based at Blackburn Headquarters, you will actively build and manage relationships with media outlets and act as the formal spokesperson for TSA – in support of raising financial resources to secure mission imperatives.

Additionally, you will plan and innovate for difficult, high impact issues that have serious implications for the organisation, and provide strategic advice regarding media involvement to TSA executive leadership.

This critical role demands a mature-minded professional with exceptional presentation skills, high-level  expertise in the identification of PR opportunities, plus a track record building and  sustaining valuable and dynamic media relationships.


A keen understanding around TSA’s climate and culture, along with a commitment to its mission, will be highly valued.

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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.


BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.


Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.