Deputy Chief Communications Officer - Transport Operations (SES1)

Job posted: 16/11/2020
Applications close: 30/11/2020 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Transport

Salary: $192,800 - $249,700

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/80007993

Reference: VG/80007993

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $192,800 - $249,700

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.

Deputy Chief Communications Officer – Transport Operations

  • Annual Salary Range: $192,800 - $249,700 excluding superannuation
  • Tenure: Ongoing
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Usual Work Location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

About the Opportunity

The role works closely with the Chief Communications Officer and Transport Services Executive and is primarily focused on delivering a daily program of communications and engagement that helps Victorians make their way around our vast transport network on a daily basis as Victoria recovers from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during a time of major investment and disruption. 

The duties involved will cover the following - 

  • Providing high level strategic advice to the CCO, Secretary, Ministers and Senior Leadership members on key transport services issues, policy matters, and implementation priorities related to transport objectives
  • Working collaboratively with the Senior Leadership group to support the strategic planning process; effective operation of the department etc
  • Providing executive management of business and workforce planning, governance, budgets, finances, procurement and expenditure
  • Engaging with key internal and external stakeholders and lead collaborative partnerships across the transport portfolio and the Victorian Public Sector
  • Participating in a range of committees, key forums, and working groups
  • Leading projects, undertake research and manage discreet work assignments, including the provision of regular progress reports to the Secretary and senior stakeholders
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of high-quality analysis, complex reports, commercial papers, brief submissions and procurement documentation for key programs of work.
  • Oversee the development and delivery of internal reform and change initiatives

About You

  • Experience working in a fast paced, highly pressured environment
  • Possess extensive experience providing high level strategic, tactical and operational advice
  • Have extensive leadership and management experience including the management of staff through complex and challenging environments
  • Experience as a key contributor in the development of organisation strategy and business planning processes.
  • Have experience managing the development and management of workforce, budgets, finances, and expenditure.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively identify and assess emerging issues
  • Previous achievements providing pivotal recommendations to senior management
  • Possess representational, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to lead cross-portfolio teams and work with staff at different levels across organisations to deliver concise, authoritative, high quality written material.
  • Experience as a key contributor to strategic change and reform initiatives

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 Rebecca Skelton (Chief Communications Officer) on 0477340141

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and covering letter only. Applications close midnight on 30 November 2020

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

Deputy Chief Communications Officer - Transport Operations (SES1)

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Rebecca Skelton | 0477 340 141

Deputy Chief Communications Officer - Transport Operations (SES1)