Director Communications and Media

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the Victorian Government’s lead agency for creating the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment. Our role is to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities; stimulate innovation, competitiveness, and confidence; and support sustainability. The Department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, and support ways of working that help employees balance work and home life. The Department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Department offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPS STS
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/001693A
Closing Date: 29-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $158,730 - $215,875
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Director Communications and Media OCT 2018 FINAL 10.10.18.doc (Word, 189KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tess Hughes
03 9651 9350

Position Details



•$158,730 - $215,875 (Plus Superannuation)


•Usual hours of work: Full Time

•Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD


About Transport for Victoria

Transport for Victoria within DEDJTR, is led by the Head, Transport for Victoria, and is responsible for the creation of transport system policy and reforms, legislative development, network planning, asset and network development, rolling stock development, operational coordination and investment, and engagement with users. Transport for Victoria works closely with its agencies, including Public Transport Victoria (PTV), VicRoads and V/Line as well as agencies within the Office of the Coordinator General.


About The Position

This role sits within the Strategic Communications and Engagement Division and operates in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Victoria is Australia's fastest-growing state, and Transport for Victoria is charged with the challenging and exciting task of ensuring that our transport network works for us in the ways that we want it to. The Director Communications and Media plays an instrumental role in driving highly effective communications and media strategies (including social and digital) that support TfV's strategic narrative.

Reporting to the Chief Communications Officer, the Director Communications and Media requires a proactive, highly strategic approach, coupled with exceptional writing, influencing and negotiation skills.

About You

You will provide exceptional leadership and experience in developing a high performing team, bringing with you a deep understanding of the evolving multi-channel media space and proven ability in the development and implementation of best-practice multi-channel communications and media strategy.

You will demonstrate your superior ability to proactively identify and advise on new and emerging reputational risks. You will demonstrate sound judgement in providing expert advice and strategic direction on reactive communications and media issues. and proactive opportunities to promote the vision and achievements of an organisation through innovative communications strategies.

You will be comfortable operating in a complex environment under pressure and maintain composure in this fast-paced role. You will be an inspiring and collaborative leader who will drive continuous improvement through your extensive experience and innovative and creating thinking.


For a confidential discussion, please call Tess Hughes, Chief Communications Officer on (03) 9651 9350.


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 see the attached position description.


Applications close at midnight on Monday 29 October 2018 and must address the key selection criteria.

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