Everyone has a right to a safe, secure and affordable place to call home

Many people on low to moderate incomes in Western Australia live in housing stress, paying more than 30 per cent of their income on housing, impacting on their ability  to meet other essential basic living costs. Despite a recent drop in rental prices, rents remain unaffordable for many people on low incomes. The cost of saving a deposit and buying a house is out of reach for many with the cost of purchase around 7 times the average annual income.

Shelter WA believes that it is unacceptable that homelessness remains persistent across our State, with more than 9,000 people experiencing homelessness every night, and another 7,000 people living in insecure housing, one step away from homelessness. Homelessness does not discriminate. Whilst Aboriginal people, seniors and young people, and people fleeing family and domestic violence are more likely to be homeless, it touches people of all ages, genders, cultures and regions.

Ending homelessness and addressing WA's housing affordability issues can be achieved. With the right policy settings and collective goodwill we can have a society where everybody has a safe and secure place to call home. 

Shelter WA provides a strong, recognised voice that advocates for affordable, appropriate and accessible housing for all. We work with our members and partners to achieve this goal.  

Housing the Dream

Help shape our vision and agenda for an effective housing system!

One of Shelter WA’s strategic priorities is to champion the development of an effective housing system. 

Shelter WA invites you to attend a metropolitan workshop to explore what an effective housing system is, and pathways to get there. Information from this workshop will inform a larger policy, communication and engagement project, which will include engagement across the regions. Your input is critical to developing a vision for our housing system. We hope that you can join us. Lunch and networking opportunity available after the workshop.

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018. Time: From 9:30am. Location: The Platform, 3/256 Adelaide Terrace, PERTH. RSVP Here.

Please RSVP by 28 November 2018.

Job Vacancies

We Are Hiring!


Senior Communications and Marketing Advisor

(Contract role until the 30th June 2019, with the possibility of an extension. Salary: $73,659 to $94,693 subject to qualifications, knowledge and experience + superannuation, and salary sacrifice options).

Shelter WA is a peak body for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness in Western Australia.  Our vision is that all people living in Western Australia have housing that enables them to thrive.  Shelter WA brings together a strong coalition committed to diverse, affordable housing choice for all, with a particular focus on housing for people on low to moderate incomes, and groups that experience housing insecurity.  

Shelter WA undertakes research, engagement, policy development and advocacy to drive solutions to build an effective housing system. We know change is possible. We work by collaborating with our members, the community services sector, government, business, industry and peak bodies and research institutions.

About this role

Shelter WA is seeking an energetic, creative person with a passion, knowledge and desire to inspire social change. This role will help shape Shelter WA’s social and affordable housing advocacy agenda through impactful and contemporary social, digital and print communication, media and marketing strategies along with content creation. This position will have a key role in developing and marketing events to multiple audiences to inform, educate and create new possibilities.

This position is full time, with consideration given to part time and job share arrangements.

What you will be doing

  • Lead the development and implementation of Shelter WA’s communication and marketing strategies to support our strategic plan
  • Create, develop and maintain contemporary content for Shelter WA digital and social media platforms, linked to our policy and advocacy agenda
  • Disseminate information to Shelter WA stakeholders via multiple social and digital channels including newsletters, member updates, website and social media sites
  • Design and co-ordinate collateral for Shelter WA presentations, events and publications
  • Prepare media pieces and ensure Shelter WA is aware of media opportunities to drive our policy and advocacy agenda
  • Manage the Shelter WA brand and style guide
  • Provide input into an events program and provide communication, media and marketing activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Tertiary qualification in communications, marketing, journalism or similar discipline.
  • At least three years’ experience in a media, communications or marketing role.
  • Experience in developing communication, marketing, media and social media strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in digital and social media platforms and creating contemporary social digital and print content.
  • Experience managing proactive relationships with media.
  • Development and marketing of inspiring, impactful events.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain positive relationships
  • High level computer literacy including competence in word processing, email and internet.
  • Proven ability to manage projects to a successful outcome.
  • Ability to work in the community sector within a small team environment.
  • National Police Clearance.

Desirable

  • Graphic design skills.
  • Campaign development
  • Knowledge of the housing sector, in particular social and affordable housing and homelessness issues.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Sunday 25th November 2018.

View the job description of the Senior Communications and Marketing Advisor here

To speak with someone about this position please contact Michelle Mackenzie, Shelter WA CEO, on 08 9325 6660.

To be considered for this position, please provide a current CV and a brief response to the Selection Criteria to shelterwa@shelterwa.org.au

Policy/Senior Policy and Project Officer

(4-month contract role, with the possibility of an extension. Salary: $73,659 to $94,693 subject to qualifications, knowledge and experience + superannuation, and salary sacrifice options).

Shelter WA is the peak body for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness in Western Australia.  Our vision is that all people living in Western Australia have housing that enables them to thrive. Shelter WA brings together a strong coalition committed to diverse, affordable housing choice for all, with a particular focus on housing for people on low to moderate incomes, and groups that experience housing insecurity.

Shelter WA undertakes research, engagement, policy development and advocacy to drive solutions to build an effective housing system. We know change is possible. We work by collaborating with our members, the community services sector, government, business, industry and peak bodies and research institutions.

About this role

Shelter WA is seeking an energetic, creative person with a passion, knowledge and desire to shape policy solutions to deliver social and affordable housing for all. This role will contribute to Shelter WA’s policy and advocacy agenda and by conducting research, actively engaging with stakeholders and creating policy solutions to inspire and drive systemic change. The role involves managing allocated projects and requires a strong focus on understanding evidence, engagement and collaboration to deliver results.

This position is full time, with consideration given to part time arrangements. The position may be suitable for persons seeking a secondment.

What you will be doing

  • Through research and engagement identify barriers to social and affordable housing and craft policy solutions
  • Develop evidence based policy positions based on data, research, engagement and collaboration;
  • Manage relationships and engagement with stakeholders
  • Facilitate policy hubs, workshops, forums and events to drive Shelter WA’s policy and advocacy agenda to both gather, disseminate and inspire key stakeholders to collaborate for positive change
  • Prepare information for media releases and social and digital media content;
  • Undertake projects, ensuring appropriate planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse policy, data and translate this to real solutions to underpin systemic advocacy
  • Excellent written communication skills, including report writing, graphical representation and document preparation skills
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate meetings, workshops and stakeholder engagement processes with members, government, industry, the community services sector and research institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and possess strong time management and task prioritisation skills
  • National Police Clearance

Desirable

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of social and affordable housing policy
  • Demonstrated ability to work in the community sector in a small team environment
  • Knowledge of the broader housing sector
  • Knowledge or experience in the fields of urban planning and/or economics

Applications close at 5:00pm on Sunday 25th November 2018.

View the job description of the Policy/Senior Policy and Project Officer here

To speak with someone about this position please contact Lisa Kazalac on 9325 6660.

To be considered for this position, please provide a current CV and a brief response to the Selection Criteria to shelterwa@shelterwa.org.au

Looking for accommodation?

Shelter WA is not a provider of accommodation. If you are seeking emergency accommodation, please call Entrypoint Perth on (08) 6496 0001 or 1800 124 684, or Crisis Care on (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008. 

For information on available housing supports across Western Australia, please visit our online support services directory, Housing Options & Resources.

 

Shelter WA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

 

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