Senior Communications Adviser (multiple positions) (VPSG5)

Job posted: 13/09/2021
Applications close: 27/09/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/091034_100215

Reference: VG/091034_100215

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

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

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.

  • Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • Work Type: Fixed term - full time
  • Classification: VPSG5
  • Work Location: Melbourne - CBD (flexibility may be available)
  • Job Duration: 12 months (two positions)

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple existing ongoing and fixed term vacancies and may be used to fill similar vacancies over the next six months. By applying you will be considered for all roles.


Here at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, we're firmly focused on Victoria's economic recovery and growth, ensuring it benefits all Victorians – by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions, and supporting inclusive communities.

For Victoria, this means –

More jobs for more people: we're helping to recharge the economy by working with businesses to maintain and create jobs, so more people have safe and secure work. We're supporting workers and helping businesses, industries and communities to grow, adapt, recover or transition. We're fostering innovation, research and the digital economy, and creating jobs by leveraging and securing our natural assets and regional strengths. We're also strengthening Victoria's global connections by attracting investment and talent, and helping Victorian businesses successfully trade into international markets.

Thriving places and regions: we're building vibrant, resilient precincts, suburbs and regions that help drive economic growth and opportunities. Our geographic focus on innovation and sector activity is helping attract investment. We're ensuring Victorian regions and suburbs have the infrastructure and services they need for a liveable and sustainable future. We're also helping our visitor economy and creative industries to bounce back, and cementing Victoria's position as Australia's leading destination for culture, sport, tourism and events.

Inclusive communities: we're working across government and with councils, communities and business to ensure the benefits of economic recovery and prosperity are available for all Victorians - supporting a stronger and fairer society. We're also supporting Aboriginal self-determination through employment and economic development, and working to grow Victoria's social economy.


The Senior Communications Adviser is a dynamic role in a high-performing, passionate Strategic Communications and Marketing team.

Two positions are available, one aligned to Victorian Government grants and support programs to help businesses adapt to change and recover from disruption, and the other aligned to industry-specific restrictions advice supporting Victorian businesses to plan and respond to coronavirus.

The successful candidate will report to the Communications Manager and work collaboratively with colleagues across a full suite of expertise and advice in communications strategy and delivery, media relations, brand, marketing and campaigns, internal communications, and digital and social channels. The successful candidate will:

  • Support the Communications Manager in the development and delivery of high-quality strategic and tactical communications, working on communications strategies, stakeholder analysis, media relations and issues management.
  • Proactively find and share stories and public information on the initiatives, projects and investments that create more jobs for more people, build thriving places and regions, and support inclusive communities.
  • Contribute to the development of strong and consistent stakeholder messaging.
  • Work with a broad range of people – including department executives, DJPR agencies, external stakeholders and ministerial offices – across a family of brands and a diverse range of portfolios.
  • Provide communications and media support for DJPR emergency response efforts as required.


You are a strategic, agile communications professional with a passion for making a difference and helping drive Victoria's economic recovery.

You thrive in a fast-paced, issues-rich environment and bring a sound understanding of multi-channel communications strategy and delivery.

You have significant experience in communications and media relations and issues management and a flexible and resilient approach to managing priorities as they arise.

You enjoy building relationships and use your excellent stakeholder management skills to become a trusted delivery partner for large-scale projects, initiatives and campaigns.

You will be an inspiring and collaborative leader, who can develop a small team if required, driving continuous improvement through evaluation and adaptation.

You model our department's core values of accountability, integrity and respect in everything you do, and seek a meaningful role that offers you exposure to a diverse range of portfolios.

Additional Information

For a confidential discussion, please call Deborah Steele on 0417 322 681.

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 27 September 2021.


Senior Communications Adviser (multiple positions) (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 12 months

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Deborah Steele | 0417 322 681

Senior Communications Adviser (multiple positions) (VPSG5)