Communications Advisor - Social Media (VPSG3)

Job posted: 10/09/2021
Applications close: 24/09/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 14/10/2022

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $71,853 - $87,245

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/E20032178

Reference: VG/E20032178

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $71,853 - $87,245

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the role:

Are you passionate about social media? Does the sound of working in the fast-paced environment of emergency services get you pumped up? If so, you may have just found the job for you!

As the successful applicant you will work as part of the Social Media Team within the Media, Communications and Engagement Department at Victoria Police.

Your role will be heavily focused on the moderation and development of content across multiple social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

The successful person will have relevant digital media skills, be able to operate in a highly reactive team environment and possess well-developed oral and written communication skills.

Furthermore the person will have a strong commitment to meeting customer needs, understand the requirements of our social media audience (the community) along with strong analytical and organisational skills.

The successful applicant will report into the Communications Manager – Social Media, understand the importance of emergency management, and be prepared to work to allocated shifts across the seven-day working week.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Moderation: responding to comments and queries on all social channels in a timely manner
  • Content creation when required
  • Reporting and evaluation analytics for all social media content
  • Provide advice and support to internal and external stakeholders on social media initiatives that support Victoria Police's strategic direction
  • In conjunction with other areas within Media, Communications and Engagement Department, contribute to coordinated, timely communication responses to a range of issues.
  • Crisis communications: provide social media support in an emergency and/or critical incident.
  • Identify online and digital media communications opportunities
  • Stay current with emerging digital media trends, issues and opportunities and effectively navigate the changing online media landscape.
  • Shift work across the seven-day working week

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to liaise with people at all levels
  • An understanding of social media and how it can be used by emergency services organisations
  • Demonstrated competencies with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong analytical, conceptual/organisational skills
  • The ability to write creatively for various social media platforms
  • Possess video and photography skills
  • Embraces a highly collaborative team in a fast-paced working environment

Bonus if you have:

  • Experience with crisis communications response
  • Video editing skills in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experience working with social media monitoring platforms
  • Analytical mindset and are curious by nature

Requirements and relevant information:

Your usual place of work will be within the Social Media team, Media, Communications and Engagement Department, however you may be required to work at any other division within the Department as required. 

  • One (1) full-time fixed term position available to 14 October 2022.
  • Position location is the Victoria Police Centre. 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • Shift work is a MANDATORY part of this role.

Your application must include:

  • Resume,
  • Response to the questions in the application form

Applications close midnight, Sunday 26 September, 2021.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic), Job Skills Exchange (JSE) website or Seek.
Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information on this role please contact: Annabelle Priftis, Acting Communications Manager - Social Media on 0437 288 770 or via email Annabelle.priftis@police.vic.gov.au

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps

Communications Advisor - Social Media (VPSG3)

Job type:

Full time / Until 14/10/2022

Job classification:



Annabelle Priftis | 0437 288 770

Communications Advisor - Social Media (VPSG3)