Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Officer (VIT4)

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 26/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 6 months

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Teaching

Salary: $89,004 - $100,984

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/SEC-4008

Reference: VG/SEC-4008

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $89,004 - $100,984

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession to ensure quality teaching, and provide for the safety and wellbeing of children.

Our vision is for all Victorian children and young people to have the best teachers.

This fixed-term Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Officer position comes with an opportunity to fill a similar, ongoing VIT Grade 4 role within the team.

About us

VIT offers a supportive, inclusive working environment, plus an attractive remuneration package and flexible work options. Our teams of diverse, high performing individuals are supportive and inclusive. Every role at VIT provides for the safety and wellbeing of children; our work enables quality teaching and the best educational outcomes for young Victorians.

VIT promotes and encourages the Victorian Public sector Employees Code of Conduct of responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect, leadership and human rights.

VIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and identities. It is the VITs policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with disability.

We pride ourselves on allowing our staff to grow to their full potential, by offering new professional challenges and providing career growth opportunities.

VIT is centrally located near Southern Cross Station in modern and up-to-date offices. Due to COVID-19, staff are working in the office and remotely on a hybrid model. All equipment will be provided.

VIT is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and stakeholders. We require all employees to comply with VIT’s vaccination policy.

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications (SEC) Officer

Job overview  

6-month fixed term position with opportunity to fill a similar, ongoing VIT Grade 4 role within the team

Salary range: $89,004-$100,984 plus statutory super

The Stakeholder Engagement and Communications (SEC) Officer supports and enhances VIT's ability to communicate and interact effectively with its stakeholders. 

We are looking for an energetic and creative communications guru to join the SEC Branch for a 6-month, fixed term project.

Reporting to the SEC Manager, this role will play a pivotal part in communicating with schools and applicants with regards to teacher registration requirements. This role will assist schools manage teacher registration matters during a period of critical workforce shortage issues through a series of informative communication campaigns.

The SEC Officer role offers an outstanding career opportunity for a professional who is passionate about using their expertise and creativity to support VIT in its regulation of Victorian teachers to raise the quality of teaching and ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

The role will also support the continued growth of VIT's communications through digital media tools, as well as support the day-to-day operations of the SEC Branch.

About the role

Be part of a forward-thinking, risk-based regulator where ideas and opinions are valued. This role will require you to:

  • develop and deliver effective communication campaigns (including webinars and basic instructional videos) aimed at educating applicants, employers and other stakeholders about teacher registration matters
  • provide advice to senior managers and other stakeholders on communications approach and channels, ensuring SEC strategy / style guidelines / standards are maintained 
  • develop and maintain communication planning calendars and content (email / website / social media)
  • explore new ways to engage with and learn from stakeholders, including via social media
  • assist with the maintenance of VIT website, ensuring content is up-to-date, relevant and WCAG compliant
  • support the team in a cross-functional and collaborative approach to ensure the delivery of branch activities.

About you

As an experienced communications officer, you will have sound experience in delivering effective communication campaigns, and ideally a passion for child safety and experience working with the education sector.

You will have a highly organised approach and a proven track record in delivering small-scale webinars, creating basic instructional videos and social media skills.

Please see attached position description for more information. 

To discuss this role further, please contact Liz Aloni, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Branch Manager, at liz.aloni@vit.vic.edu.au or on 03 8601 6229.    

How to apply

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter (of no more than four pages) that address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Applications Close: 26 March 2023

Recruitment and Selection Process

Our recruitment and selection process is based on the public sector employment principles and will include the following overarching principles

  • our decisions will be based on merit - we will assess each applicant's skills, knowledge, attributes and qualifications objectively against the key selection criteria
  • we will be fair, reasonable and equitable - we will provide equal employment opportunities
  • we will be objective
  • we will comply with our privacy obligations during the recruitment and selection process.

During the recruitment and selection process, shortlisted applicants may be asked to submit to various assessment tools and pre-employment screenings. This may include consent to conduct a nationally coordinated criminal history check.

Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Officer (VIT4)

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Liz Aloni - Stakeholder Engagement & Comms Manager | liz.aloni@vit.vic.edu.au or on 03 8601 6229

Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Officer (VIT4)