Communications Officer Permanent full-time or part-time

Radford College is an Anglican co-educational day school, committed to fostering global citizens by inspiring students from Pre-K to Year 12 to make good choices, self-regulate and be resilient as the foundations for academic success. The College is located in the suburb of Bruce, in Canberra.

LocationBruce, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Type Full-Time / Part-Time
Status Permanent
Contact The Principal

About this job

Suitably experienced and qualified applicants are invited to apply for this permanent, Communications Officer position, commencing Term 4 2022.

The opportunity

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen within the Communications Team for a permanent, full-time or two part-time roles to support the daily operations of the College.

About the role

The Communications Officer is responsible for assisting College staff to effectively communicate news and events, compilation and editing of the weekly Radford Bulletin, assisting with the College website, social media and other digital communication. The role also assists with co-ordination of the College publications and events and mentoring and supporting the Community Organisations Administrators.

Working at Radford College

At Radford, we believe that the keys to strong communications with our community are high levels of accuracy, attention to detail and a commitment to providing the best service. The Communications Officer works with commitment to support the Communications Manager, the Principal and the Senior Executive.

Why choose Radford?

As well as supporting and enabling staff to achieve their potential, Radford College offers:

· a vibrant and rewarding place in which to work

· professional learning financial support

· salary continuance insurance

· discounted school fees for eligible employees

· employee wellbeing initiatives – EAP program, access to gym facilities and group fitness classes

· generous superannuation after qualifying period

· salary sacrificing

· excellent resources and grounds

· free onsite parking. For further information, please visit the Employment page on our Website.

About you

The successful candidate will have had considerable experience working in communications and will display an understanding of the operations required to meet the needs of the College community. They will be a confident self-starter who enjoys building relationships with multiple stakeholders both inside and outside of the College, possesses excellent communication skills, has a strong customer-service focus and can be relied upon to work autonomously and as a team member.

Candidates must:

· demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with college staff and external stakeholders

· demonstrate energy and enthusiasm for working within the education sector.

· be technically competent and confident in the Microsoft Office suite, Adobe suite and willing to learn school systems, (including website content management system, Nexus (College communications portal) and Synergetic (College database).

· demonstrate a passion for collaborative working as a member of a high-functioning team, with the ability to adapt to changing priorities

· be energetic, enthusiastic and demonstrate a willingness to grow through the sharing of best practice and professional experience

· possess excellent communications skills both written and verbal, as well as excellent time management skills

· be reliable, punctual and flexible

· support Radford’s strategic priorities and goals

· Uphold Radford’s values of truth, compassion and wisdom.


· Substantial experience in a communications role

· Strong writing and editing skills including sound knowledge of English spelling and grammar

· Website content management skills

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe programs, graphics and image programs

· Event management experience.

How to Apply

Details about this position and how to apply can be found on the Employment section on the College Website If you have further enquiries regarding this position, please contact Human Resources at

Applications will be processed as they are received and should be addressed to:

The Acting Principal – Andy Gordon email:


Applicants will be subject to employment screening and will be required to provide a current ACT Working with Vulnerable People card prior to commencing employment.