Senior Communications Adviser - Energy (VPSG5)

Job posted: 05/08/2021
Applications close: 23/09/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/50822612A

Reference: VG/50822612A

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Senior Communications Adviser, Energy is responsible for working with the Energy policy teams and Ministerial policy advisers to plan and implement proactive communication strategies. This includes assessing policy portfolio needs and providing strategic communication advice, solutions and response.

There is an exciting opportunity to join DELWP's Energy Communications team as it provides strategic communications support to the DELWP Energy team and the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. 

The Energy Communications team is part of DELWP's Digital and Customer Communications division, comprising strategic communications, media and social media, multimedia, graphic design and events support.

As Senior Communications Adviser in the Energy Communications team, you will be providing strategic communications support to the Energy Group, which aims to deliver sustainable, reliable and affordable energy to Victorians, including stimulating sector development, procuring and facilitating large-scale energy projects, setting strategic directions for the transition of Victoria's energy systems and markets, and ensuring a safe and reliable system through robust safety and emergency management processes.

The role requires a candidate with extensive communications, media and social media experience, to be able to provide strategic communications support to focused energy projects from conceptualisation to roll-out. The candidate should be an energetic self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities, and have excellent communication, stakeholder management and project management skills.  

The successful candidate will be a strong team player, with the flexibility to shift tasks and manage priorities to deliver other team outputs around strategic and operational planning and performance functions. The successful candidate will also be required to work flexible hours, including some weekends, to support the energy emergency management and State Control Centre emergency media roles.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience and a record of achievement in a range of communications disciplines, preferably in a government setting.
  • Extensive experience in managing high-profile relationships within a complex and politically sensitive environment

This is an ongoing position.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday 23 September.

Other relevant information: 

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.






Senior Communications Adviser - Energy (VPSG5)

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Rod Steward | 0448073638

Senior Communications Adviser - Energy (VPSG5)