Communications Officer

This Role

We’re looking for someone who loves to communicate. You’re someone who knows a thing or two about communications and wants use (+ expand) those skills in a practical hands on way. You also think strategically and enjoy working in a team.

This position is a part of The Crusaders: a team dedicated to mobilising the Wilderness Society supporters and to raise public awareness of nature issues here in WA.


Who Are We?

The Wilderness Society WA (TWS) is a not for profit community based conservation organisation dedicated to the protection and restoration of our wilderness and wildlife in Australia.

Since it was established in 1976 to help save the Franklin River, the Wilderness Society has been involved in the protection of over 7 million hectares of irreplaceable wilderness. The Society’s conservation victories include the protection of magnificent wild places such as Kakadu National Park, Fraser Island, Queensland’s Daintree tropical rainforests, the old growth forests of Western Australia and the southern forests of New South Wales. 

Our Vision

The Wilderness Society exists to transform society into one that protects, respects and connects with the natural world that sustains us.

Our Values

  • Passion for our purpose

  • The power for people to bring about change

  • Organisational independence and integrity

  • Commitment to success in protecting the environment

  • Compassion (valuing and supporting people, respecting and having integrity in dealing with others)

TWSWA places great importance on its core organisational values.

Role:  Actions Officer - Communications

Role Type: Unpaid Volunteer Role

Location: TWS HQ Perth, City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street, West Perth.

Hours: 0.2 FTE (One day a week), minimum 3 month commitment, flexible day.


What Would I Be Doing?

  • Manage communications for online presence on social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc...

  • Advise on messaging and use of communications vehicles in communications planning for campaigns.

  • Lead on media outreach to ensure coverage of campaign actions.

  • Analysing our marketing and communications strategies + investigate new ways for TWSWA to best achieve our purpose.

  • Liase with the National Communications Team when necessary for coordinated campaigns.


Who Should Apply?

You don’t have to be an expert, however we are looking for someone who has:

  • Some technical knowledge of social media platforms and communication techniques;

  • Has writing and editing skills, including the ability to adapt complex issues into simple concepts;

  • Has organisational skills and ability to work under pressure and manage competing deadlines;

  • Is  flexible with their time and are available for meetings outside of hours ongoingly on a monthly basis;

  • Has the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the team and organisation;

  • Values integrity and has high levels of professionalism and attention to detail;

  • Works well within a team environment and enjoys working with likeminded people.



  • One day a week at the TWS WA Office

  • Attendance to our monthly organisational reporting, check-in and social event

  • Attend a training and induction day

  • Willingness to take direction and feedback



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