Communications and Engagement Lead (VPSG5)

Job posted: 11/10/2020
Applications close: 25/10/2020 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30 September 2022

Organisation: Department of Transport

Salary: $98,396 - $119,052

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/80003863A

Reference: VG/80003863A

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability. We’re focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.

Communications and Engagement Lead

  • Annual Salary Range: VPSG5: $98,396 - $119,052 + Super
  • Tenure: Fixed Term Position until 30 September 2022
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Usual Work Location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

About the Team

Our team supports the Department of Transport to deliver on the Government's transport agenda, to get people home sooner and safer and to efficiently move more goods in Victoria's thriving economy. We do this through clear communications, genuine engagement and marketing campaigns that resonate with people because they are focused on delivering better outcomes for people, wherever they live. 

The Communications and Engagement Lead is accountable for developing and delivering Community and Stakeholder Communications and Engagement plans for projects and initiatives in Metropolitan and Suburban areas.

About the Opportunity

  • Identify opportunities for DoT and lead the development and delivery of stakeholder communications and engagement activities, programs and strategies in those areas.
  • Develop effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to lead the direction of engagement activities
  • Lead the development and delivery of strategic engagement plans for key projects in the delivery of the DoT engagement strategy for initiatives, regions and projects.
  • Communications and Engagement plans are supported by well written and appropriately selected collateral, such as letters, postcards and other public materials support engagement activities.
  • Provide advice to internal stakeholders, including central DoT staff to guide external engagement, build positive relationships and develop innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Lead research and analysis activities to understand and respond to critical issues across strategic areas - transport safety, behavioural change, and suburban growth.
  • Work collaboratively across the Strategic Communications and Engagement division for coordinated, consistent and collegiate approaches particularly working with marketing
  • Prepare reports and briefs

About You

  • Hold a qualification in communications, public relations or have extensive experience in a communications and stakeholder engagement role or related
  • Possess skills in developing and implementing significant community and industry consultation and stakeholder engagement programs
  • Negotiation and influencing skills to develop and maintain partnerships
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to coach others
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and manage issues that could impact on organisational reputation
  • Have project management skills with an ability to lead complex communication and engagement projects.
  • Be able to provide advice to business areas and senior management on strategic engagement opportunities to support activities, projects and programs

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture where flexible work arrangements are a focus to support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please call Maureen Johnson on 0439 073 428.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and covering letter only. Applications close midnight on 25th October 2020.

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Communications and Engagement Lead  (VPSG5)

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Full time / Until 30 September 2022

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Maureen Johnson | 0439 073 428

Communications and Engagement Lead  (VPSG5)