Senior Communications Adviser

Exciting opportunity to join our Strategic Communications team in the role of Senior Communications Advisor.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VLA4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1186A
Closing Date: 22-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $82,914 - $103,640
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Comms Advisor Candidate application form.docx (Word, 367KB)


Senior Communications Advisor PD #1186.pdf (PDF, 178KB)


Contact: Jasmine Fiegehen, Manager, Program Communications
0416 922 229

Position Details

  • Full time ongoing position based in Melbourne CBD
  • Salary commensurate with experience, range: $82,914 - $103,640 plus superannuation
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
Our Strategic Communications team are seeking an experienced and self-motivated Communications Advisor to focus on the development, implementation and evaluation of effective stakeholder engagement and communications strategies in line with Victoria Legal Aid's (VLA) strategic priorities.

You will write, edit and publish content for diverse channels such as websites, media releases, briefings, speeches and social media. You will work closely with the business and other teams in Strategic Communications to ensure the seamless integration of online communications, stakeholder engagement and design to promote VLA's services and public value.  

About you:
You will have qualifications or the equivalent experience in Communications, Digital Media, Public/Corporate Affairs and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and content management systems. You will have experience and knowledge in developing, implementing and evaluating communication and stakeholder engagement strategies and campaigns in the not for profit, government and legal sectors.   

Crucial to your success in this role will be your highly developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to apply ‘plain language' across multiple target audiences, including staff communications. You will have the ability to build collaborative relationships, contribute to the success of the team and demonstrate a commitment to promoting VLA's vision and values. 

About Victoria Legal Aid:
Our vision is for a fair and just society where rights and responsibilities are upheld. With over 800 staff employed in 14 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. We also provide legal representation to those who need it most.

Employee benefits:
We offer attractive employment benefits including salary packaging (making part of your salary tax-free), flexible working arrangements, family friendly policies and opportunities for professional development. Whilst the work is challenging, you will be rewarded with a culture that is focused on achieving quality outcomes for disadvantaged Victorians.

How to apply:
Submit a current resume and completed candidate application form. You must complete the candidate application form to be considered for this role, separate responses to the KSC outlined in the position description are not required. Please also include the contact details of two referees.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Jasmine Fiegehen, Manager, Program Communications on 0416 922 229.

Applications close by midnight on Friday 22 September 2017

*Applicants will be contacted after Monday 9th October with an update on the progress of their application.


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