Our People

We are a high-performing, future-oriented and solution-seeking team with a culture of continuous improvement. With a focus on collaboration, innovation, integrity, leadership and care, our values drive our decision-making – aimed at building talent, promoting growth and achieving the best outcomes for our member base.

In addition to a rewarding, interesting and unique work environment we offer:

  • a culture of continuous learning with a focus on professional growth
  • study assistance, including five days study leave per year with full or partial reimbursement of course costs
  • three additional days of annual leave a year
  • interstate travel opportunities
  • hybrid working arrangements
  • great inner south location (Canberra) with free parking
  • flexible and friendly workplace with an active social club.


Career opportunities 

PHA is currently recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Officer.


Marketing and Communications Officer 

We are looking for a Marketing and Communications Officer, who enjoys working in multi-disciplinary team, using contemporary communication channels and tools, including digital marketing channels, content marketing and social media.

With day-to-day supervision from the Communications Manager, the role works closely with a range of stakeholders to provide marketing and communications services and support to effectively promote the activities of Plant Health Australia (PHA).

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • proven experience in marketing and communications, including digital communications and social media expertise
  • strong communication, interpersonal and stakeholder relationship skills
  • sound judgement and the ability to work both in a team and autonomously
  • relevant tertiary qualifications in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or a related discipline, or currently studying in one of these fields.

The position is based in the PHA office in Canberra and is available on a full-time or part-time (minimum 28 hours per week) basis for one year, with the potential for further extension.  The remuneration range (incl. 11% superannuation) is $83,234 to $107,015, depending on skills and experience.

For further information or enquiries

Please see the Position Description for further details.

Please direct enquiries to Karin Steenkamp, Communications Manager, via email in the first instance.

To apply

This role is advertised on – please click here to apply.

Please provide your up-to-date CV/resume, outlining your suitability for the role.  Applications close on Monday 4 December 2023.


Graduate Recruitment and Internships

PHA is very interested in suitably qualified graduates to fill Graduate Project Officer roles, and possibly Project Officer roles, at times.  We usually recruit three to six Graduate/Project Officers a year, as vacancies arise.

PHA also provides opportunities for short-term internships throughout the year.  Our internship program is currently full and all available vacancies are listed here.

Work Rights

Candidates must have ongoing work rights in Australia, independent of any employment with PHA. PHA does not generally act as a sponsor for overseas employees.  Where PHA is offering sponsored employment, this will be clearly specified in the job advertisement.

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