Senior Advisor, Engagement & Communications (VPSG5)

Job posted: 07/06/2021
Applications close: 21/06/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Reference: VG/090365A

Reference: VG/090365A

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Senior Advisor, Engagement & Communications

  • $101,120 - $122,348 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 12 months
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Advisor, Engagement and Communications, forms a part of the Jobs Victoria branch within the Employment and Inclusion group. Jobs Victoria helps Victorians find their way back to work and businesses find the people they need.  Jobs Victoria will do this by creating an integrated system to assist jobseekers by bringing together employment support, job creation, digital and phone services for Victorians in one place.  We are supported by dynamic online data-driven platforms which drive connections and performance across the employment system. 

Reporting to the Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, this role provides valuable contributions in designing and implementing engagement and communications strategies for Jobs Victoria services and provides expert advice on delivery of services to meet policy objectives. 

Key accountabilities:

  1. Manage key messaging and communications regarding the Jobs Victoria Fund. This includes managing the CRM and preparing communications materials (e.g. website content, factsheets, newsletters, case studies, slide decks, etc).
  2. Manage and respond to all correspondence relating to the Jobs Victoria Fund. This includes stakeholder enquiries, ministerial requests and managing the interface between the Strategic Engagement and Job Creation unit and the Jobs Victoria hotline, Jobs Victoria email and other channels.
  3. Support all ministerial requests and media opportunities associated with the Jobs Victoria including historical requests for Working for Victoria in collaboration with the Delivery and Strategic Communications branches.

Strong experience and a record of achievement in policy development and implementation are essential, preferably with experience in stakeholder management/engagement and a background in communications. The successful applicant should have excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills. 

The successful applicant will work alongside a small team and will work effectively across as a member of this team, enjoy flexible working arrangements and undertake a wide variety of work across the division. 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Felix Neighbour, Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, at felix.neighbour@ecodev.vic.gov.au. 

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday 21 June 2021.

Senior Advisor, Engagement & Communications (VPSG5)

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Full time / 12 months

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Felix Neighbour, Manager, Stakeholder Engagement | felix.neighbour@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Senior Advisor, Engagement & Communications (VPSG5)