Communications Manager - Network Impact Management

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: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/023415
Closing Date: 23-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Communications Manager - NIMP Comms - PD (002).doc (Word, 187KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sally Pickering
(03) 8392 9032

Position Details


  • $116,863 to $156,387 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term – 3 years
  • 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 exciting role, within TfV's Strategic Communications and Engagement Division, operates in a fascinating and environment.

Victoria is Australia's fastest-growing state, and Transport for Victoria is charged with the challenging task of ensuring that our transport network works for us in the ways that we want it to. Victoria's Big Build is underpinned by more than $38 billion of infrastructure investment to create a seamless transport network that delivers choice, connection and confidence for all Victorians.

The Communications Manager plays a key role in ensuring a coordinated approach to communications and stakeholder engagement in the lead up to, and during, periods of major construction and disruption on our transport networks.

Reporting to the Director Communications and Media, the Communications Manager develops, delivers and evaluates overarching and effective communications and stakeholder engagement strategies which provide a high-level overview of the impacts of Victoria's transport infrastructure program

About You

You will join our high performing team, bringing with you a deep understanding of effective strategic communications and stakeholder engagement. You will have a sophisticated ability to establish and maintain strong and robust relationships with a complex range of stakeholders at varying levels.

You will demonstrate a high level of initiative and a proven ability to develop and implement proactive and strategic communications plans, with a record in delivering behaviour change.

You will also demonstrate your aptitude in proactively identifying and advising on opportunities to position an organisation as a leader in communications and engagement.

You will be comfortable operating independently, and without supervision, in a complex environment, managing multiple stakeholders while maintaining composure under pressure in this fast-paced role. You will be an inspiring and collaborative leader who will drive continuous improvement in the delivery of communications to our customers.


For a confidential discussion, please call Sally Pickering, Director, Communications and Media on (03) 8392 9032.

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.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 23 September 2018 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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