Senior Communications Strategist (VPSG5)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 11 Months

Organisation: Department of Education and Training

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/DET/PESG/20013036A

Reference: VG/DET/PESG/20013036A

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Senior Communications Strategist plays a key role in the development, delivery and evaluation of strategic communications plans and campaigns across the early childhood, school and higher education and skills portfolio teams. The adviser will lead the delivery of best practice and evidence-based communications that concisely communicates the education and training narrative to our staff and the broader public.

As a Senior Communications Strategist you will:

  • Develop strong client relationships.
  • Deliver and evaluate data-driven strategic communication plans.
  • Manage projects, including working closely with other teams in the division driving implementation work.
  • Manage external campaigns, marketing and engagement activities.
  • The role also actively participates in a broad range of communication tasks, events and activities to support the delivery of the Division's priority work. Ad hoc after-hours work may be required.

We are looking for 1 full-time Senior Communications Startegist contract end date is 30 June 2023.

How to apply

To be considered for the role your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Responses to key selection criteria

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.


The department's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires employees to have an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination (in most cases, 3 doses) and provide evidence of their vaccination status (including exceptions), to work outside their home, either at a department worksite or another employer's workplace. For this role, you are required to provide proof of  your up-to-date vaccination status as part of the recruitment process prior to commencement of employment.  This role requires onsite attendance at one or more department work locations. 

Hybrid working

DET foster a hybrid working environment, where employees work remotely and from the office. It allows employees to experience the best of both worlds the flexibility and independence of working from home and the structure and connection that we get from working onsite together. It also creates an opportunity for greater long-term flexibility.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions.

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Applications close 16 August 2022

Senior Communications Strategist (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / 11 Months

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Georgina Murphy | georgina.murphy@education.vic.gov.au

Senior Communications Strategist (VPSG5)