Senior Strategic Communications Advisor (VPSG5)

Job posted: 21/07/2021
Applications close: 05/08/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 26 June 2023

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/612755A

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/612755A

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life. Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.


The Senior Strategic Communications Advisor is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of communications strategies and activities that promote and support the work of Homes Victoria, the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) and the Victorian Government.  

The purpose of the role is to support and build the vision, values and reputation of Homes Victoria, the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) and the Victorian Government through the production of timely, effective, impactful and persuasive communications that are appropriate to a range of diverse audiences and stakeholders.

The role forms a critical link between operational policy and program teams and external stakeholders for the development and delivery of communications related to high profile, sensitive and complex programs and projects.

The role also contributes to the achievement of Homes Victoria's vision, values and strategic priorities and positive reputation throughout the Victorian community.

Are you:

  • A highly experienced communications professional, skilled in developing and delivering integrated communications strategies, preferably in a complex environment involving multiple stakeholders?
  • Experienced in a range of communication disciplines - including external communications, issues and reputation management, stakeholder engagement and media and content development?
  • Able to operate successfully in an environment of competing priorities, against an ongoing brief to produce high quality materials in a client service culture?


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

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.  

For further information please visit the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-families-fairness-and-housing>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Strategic Communications Advisor (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / Until 26 June 2023

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Simon Blankenstein | Simon.Blankenstein@dffh.vic.gov.au

Senior Strategic Communications Advisor (VPSG5)