Senior Communications and Engagement Adviser (VPSG5)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/001888C

Reference: VG/001888C

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is focused on growing Victoria’s prosperity, building the productive capacity of our economy and increasing participation – by creating more opportunities for people through skills and jobs; helping businesses and industries to thrive; and building vibrant communities and regions. For more information, see the DJSIR Strategic Plan 2023-2027

Established on 1 January 2023, our work spans numerous portfolios, supporting departmental ministers and operating across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We 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 & Engagement Adviser

  • Salary: $106,534 to $128,897 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full time
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition St, Melbourne/Hybrid (flexibility may be available)

The Role

Reporting directly to the Victorian Small Business Commissioner (Commissioner), you will have the opportunity to work closely with a respected and transformative agency head in shaping the communications and advocacy work of the VSBC. This is an ideal role for a communications expert who is skilled in stakeholder engagement and has the confidence to work independently and is looking to take the next step in their career.

The responsibilities of the Senior Communications and Engagement Adviser will include:

  • Increasing engagement through the smart use of social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Website management (including content updates and enhancements) informed by Google Analytics 4 and with experience and comfort in the use of WordPress content management system highly regarded. 
  • Media monitoring and media liaison directly with editors and journalists across all mediums.
  • Excellent skills in developing communication collateral - from Commissioner's blogs, briefs, speeches and presentations through to media releases, eDMs, web copy, fact sheets and annual reports to ensure that the messaging lands and is consistent with the VSBC brand.

The Team

The position of Senior Communications & Engagement Adviser forms a part of the Victorian Small Business Commission. The Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) is an independent agency led by the Victorian Small Business Commissioner (Commissioner) that aims to ensure a fair and competitive environment in which small businesses can grow and thrive.

About You

The successful candidate will ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Outstanding communication skills including experience producing tailored and impactful communication materials for broad audiences and the ability to work collaboratively with influence directly with key stakeholders to secure better outcomes for small businesses. 
  • A passion and demonstrated experience for developing engaging content for a high-profile website and social media channels. This includes communicating legislation in a way that everyone can understand.
  • Demonstrated contract management skills and procurement experience (preferably – but not essential - within a government context).
  • An enthusiasm and willingness to work independently including the confidence, capability and enthusiasm to work with senior leaders across industry, government and the media.
  • A relevant tertiary degree in communications/media (or similar) is required. Candidates must have these qualifications to be considered eligible and verification is required prior to appointment.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact the Victorian Small Business Commissioner on 0460 001 082.

The department is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. We have zero tolerance of child abuse and are committed to taking the necessary steps to protect children from harm by adopting a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety in accordance with the Child Safe Standards.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. To be eligible for this position you must hold the mandatory qualification as outlined in the position description. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: We are accredited as a Disability Confident Recruitment (DCR) organisation and committed to inclusive recruitment. If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJSIR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

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.

For all “JSE eligible” candidates, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position. Priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Applications close at midnight on 29 May 2024.

Senior Communications and Engagement Adviser (VPSG5)

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Victorian Small Business Commissioner | 0460 001 082

Senior Communications and Engagement Adviser (VPSG5)