Head of Internal Communications (VPSG6)

Job posted: 08/06/2021
Applications close: 22/06/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/DH/CM/284553

Reference: VG/DH/CM/284553

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Head of Internal Communications

Reporting to the Director, Public Affairs the Head of Internal Communications leads a team of strategic communications professionals who work closely with and support internal stakeholders including the Secretary's office, Executive Board, Organisational Redesign Team, and other key business areas to develop, implement and evaluate integrated communications plans, campaigns and projects in line with the department's strategic priorities.

They ensure positive staff engagement in key department initiatives and change projects and build internal communication capacity among internal clients and other communication staff.

They act as a change communications champion to ensure staff are well informed and engaged with change, and that high standards are applied in all communication across the organisation.

As appropriate, they may also be required to provide surge support to other policy portfolios to ensure effective media and communications services can be delivered by the Branch during emergency, crisis and peak periods.




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 Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

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

Head of Internal Communications (VPSG6)

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Emma Diffen | 0429 300 733 or Emma.Diffen@health.vic.gov.au

Head of Internal Communications (VPSG6)