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Job Opportunity: Communications Specialist

Changing Minds are looking for a fabulous “Communications Specialist” to bring our media and public relations strategy to a new level. Do you have your own experience of recovery from mental distress or addiction, are flourishing now and want to influence how the world sees wellbeing?
We need you as much as you need us!


Changing Minds is a national lived-experience led not-for-profit focused on activities and projects that lead to better wellbeing for all. From the unique position of having “been there, lived that” we are a registered charitable trust who’s mission it is to support and champion the voices of people who access mental health and addiction services.

Changing Minds consults and works across all sectors to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health and addiction challenges and support the rights and interests of people to share leadership in their own care and treatment.

We recognise and value the diversity of human experience and strive to lead social change by inspiring positive action.

For more information on our values and the work of our organisation, please see our website:


We are looking for a communications specialist to manage our strategy over several projects and workstreams. You will be working at an organisational level to continue raising the positive public regard for Changing Minds, you will get to communicate with and for our national network of Tall Trees (champions) for our Rākau Roroa programme, and you will be a part of the burgeoning set up of the Wellbeing Coalition. Our Comms Specialist will be part of small but agile and passionate team working nationally and sometimes internationally to change how the world treats those with lived experience of mental distress and addiction.

Salary Expectation – $53-60k Pro rata

If you are interested, please contact Ally with your expression of interest and CV via

Applications close, 5pm 5th April 2019

Communications Specialist Position Description
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