Senior Communications Adviser (VPSG5)

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 08/03/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/028725

Reference: VG/028725

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

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 Communications Advisor

  • $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 (flexibility may be available)

The position of Senior Communications Adviser  forms a part of the Strategic Communications and Marketing Branch. We actively promote the Victorian Government's role in growing our state's economy, creating jobs for Victorians, building thriving places and regions and supporting an inclusive and fairer society. 

The Senior Communications Adviser delivers innovative, high-quality and effective communications, media and stakeholder engagement services across Ministerial portfolios, to support the achievement of government priorities and the department's objectives.

Reporting to the Communications and Media Manager in the Strategic Communications and Marketing Branch, the Senior Communications Adviser will deliver communications for policies, programs, initiatives and ministerial events across Ministerial portfolios within the department. 

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

The key accountabilities of the role will include:

  • Develop and deliver strategic communications, media and social media activities for the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, focussing on various initiatives.
  • Providing comprehensive services including strategy development, stakeholder analysis and engagement support, media relations, reputational risks and issues management, as well as social media, advertising and web content and publication management, and working within DJPR strategic communications, media and stakeholder engagement frameworks.
  • Develop and deliver high-quality, accurate communication materials to support ministerial events within required timeframes, maintaining strict confidentiality and in line with DJPR's communication policies and processes.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and provide tactical communications advice to the managers and executives in the Strategic Communications and Marketing Branch and to executives and senior staff and relevant ministerial offices.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the DJPR Communications Branch team, senior staff, and ministerial office staff to ensure alignment of portfolio communications and stakeholder engagement activities, working collaboratively to deliver cross-portfolio activities.
  • Provide tactical advice and management of workflow within the portfolio communications team, working closely with the manager to ensure continuity of workflow and output.

For a confidential discussion, please call Rebecca Tucker – Communications and Media Manager on 0447 120 447.

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 first five key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 8 March 2021.

Senior Communications Adviser (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time

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Rebecca Tucker | 0447 120 447

Senior Communications Adviser (VPSG5)