Senior Change Communications Adviser (1/2) (VPSG5)

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 23/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 30 June 2024

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/DH/CE/1628474

Reference: VG/DH/CE/1628474

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

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.

Application Closes: 23 May 2022

Role: Senior Change Communications Adviser (1/2) (30 June 2024)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Position Summary: 

The Senior Change Communications Adviser sits as part of the Corporate and Change Communications team. The role will deliver high quality and integrated communications strategies which will help drive positive staff engagement in key department initiatives and change projects, using best practice internal engagement and communications skills, tools and techniques. They will build strong relationships with internal stakeholders in a partnership approach, and act as a change champion to ensure staff are well informed and engaged with change.


  • Provide authoritative and expert advice to executives, business units and other key internal and clients on the development, delivery and evaluation of change communication and staff engagement strategies and related change and reputation risk management.Ensure corporate communications are audience and insights led, so staff know what is happening across the department, how it affects them and where they can access support or get involved.
  • Forge strong connections across the department, input to forward planning processes and enable the effective operation of the department's communications and engagement business partnership approach.
  • Provide communications advice and work collaboratively across the department to ensure the delivery of effective communications that are of a high written and visual standard and comply with departmental and whole-of-Victorian Government guidelines.
  • Assess and respond to policy and process changes and act as a change agent to support initiatives aligned to the department's corporate direction.
  • Seek opportunities to engage stakeholders in the development and application of new and/or contemporary methodologies to improve communications and change services.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19.  Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made.  If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances



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.

Senior Change Communications Adviser (1/2) (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 30 June 2024

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Renee Bertolus | renee.bertolus@health.vic.gov.au

Senior Change Communications Adviser (1/2) (VPSG5)