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Senior Communications Officer

Brisbane, A06

This position will provide expertise in relation to the communications, media and marketing functions as well as contributing to the team’s other activities. It will drive the implementation of a new communications and engagement strategy focussed on public sector cultural change and community awareness of human rights.

Applications close on Friday 15 May 2020. For more information or to apply, please visit SmartJobs.

Indigenous Graduate Program

The QHRC Indigenous Graduate Development Program is aimed at building human rights capability among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates in Queensland. The program provides a graduates with a unique opportunity to work with us over 18 months.

We look for graduates who are excellent communicators, innovative, resourceful and willing to challenge the status quo.

Applications are open from now until Friday 12 June for any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander tertiary graduates who have graduated since 1 January 2018. Interested applicants should apply as per the instructions in the position descriptions below.

The 2020 program includes the following roles:

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law graduate: A03, Brisbane.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduate: A03, Rockhampton and Townsville (2 positions).

The Brisbane graduate position is for a law graduate specifically. The positions in Rockhampton and Townsville are for graduates in any discipline.

What to expect if placed

As an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduate at the Commission you can expect:

Training and development

Our aim is to shape tomorrow's human rights professionals. We'll provide you with a foundation for a range of career possibilities through formal and informal learning opportunities like on the job training, supervisor and manager support, and mentoring. You will shadow and assist in a number of areas including complaints, community engagement and corporate services support.


You will be supported by members of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit who will provide informal guidance and encouragement on the day to day aspects in your role. The Unit will provide you extra support and will assist you to settle into your new role, build relationships with colleagues, and make the transition from university to the professional world.


To discuss the role please contact the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Coordinator, Jodie Luck, on 07 3021 9113 or email