Senior Communications Adviser - Industrial Relations Victoria (VPSG5)

Job posted: 14/07/2021
Applications close: 28/09/2021 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 18 months

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/1549925

Reference: VG/1549925

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Industrial Relations Victoria (IRV) is seeking a talented Senior Communications Adviser to develop and implement effective communication strategies to support and promote IRV's policies and projects.

IRV provides strategic industrial relations policy and technical advice to government and departments, with a focus on fostering a framework based on consultation, cooperation and good faith bargaining. IRV engages with employers, employees and their unions to promote a positive industrial relations environment.

As the Senior Communications Adviser, you will manage a discrete communications function to provide high-level strategy development, risk and issues management, community engagement, and a range of media and communications content, including maintaining a digital media presence.

You will provide specialist communications advice and professional leadership, developing communications strategies to support IRV's policy initiatives and projects, and prepare quality written communications materials on a range of complex and/or sensitive issues ensuring they are appropriate for their audience and that messaging is consistent.

The role is fixed term for 18 months.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • experience in issues management and communications, with proven ability to prepare and implement strategies and provide strategic advice in a complex and issues-rich environment
  • experience in identifying media and communications risks and opportunities, and developing effective mitigation strategies and solutions
  • strong communication skills, with the ability to produce and present high-quality written public information to a range of audiences
  • the ability to lead and manage a specialist communications function
  • excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • strong organisational and project management skills, with the ability to set priorities and manage tasks under pressure and to tight deadlines.

A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, such as journalism, public relations, communications or marketing would be advantageous.

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Other relevant information

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Senior Communications Adviser - Industrial Relations Victoria (VPSG5)

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Lissa Zass | 0439 324 945

Senior Communications Adviser - Industrial Relations Victoria (VPSG5)