Communications Adviser - Children and Families, Public Engagement (VPSG4)

Job posted: 13/09/2021
Applications close: 27/09/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/591917

Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/591917

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life. Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.



The Communication Advisor, Children and Families works as part of a team to support the planning, coordination and implementation of priority communications, advertising, key events, engagement and change activities.

The Children and Families communications team supports engagement activities for the State Government across Child Protection, Foster Care, community services, volunteering, Mens Sheds, Neighbourhood Houses, disaster recovery and food relief. The team sets the strategic communications direction for priority projects and key programs, policies and State Budget initiatives and play a key coordination role across all the Communications and Media Branch.

In this role, you will work with colleagues across digital, internal, social, media and Ministerial events and CALD and campaigns teams to ensure delivery of end-to-end communications: for example, advertising, workforce campaigns, grants, honours and awards, social media, strategies, commissions, newsletters, videos, speeches and major sector events.

You will build relationships with Ministerial offices, business and program areas, key external stakeholders and across the Public Engagement branch. The role works closely with the Media and Events team.

You will apply your communications expertise and insight to identify emergent risks and issues and collaborate to ensure a consistent, integrated and innovative approach to communications, content and creative development.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Adviser is a key member of the Portfolio and Sector communications team in the Public Engagement Branch and works collaboratively with other staff in the branch to support portfolio priorities.

As required, the Communications Adviser will work with the leadership team to ensure effective communications services, support and resourcing during emergency, crisis and peak periods.

Are you

  • An experienced communications professional with a proven track record?
  • Able to demonstrate experience in planning and implementing effective and impactful communication strategies that achieve their objectives?
  • Motivated to make a difference and drive change and innovation in a large complex organisation with many competing challenges?
  • Keen to work in a supportive, collaborative team to deliver outstanding communications across Victoria?


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Communications Adviser - Children and Families, Public Engagement  (VPSG4)

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Kate McMahon | 0403 991 424 or kate.mcmahon@dffh.vic.gov.au

Communications Adviser - Children and Families, Public Engagement  (VPSG4)