Senior Media & Communications Advisor

• Located – Burwood East

• On-going, full time

• PTA Level 5, $101,643 (plus 10% super)

• Plus 4.5% availability allowance
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications and Media
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1637729
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2022
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Senior Media Communications Adviser 2022-06.pdf (PDF, 264KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Mireia Lopez

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We are proud of the work we do in protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   CFA strives to be a values-based organisation and an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, where people with a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds all add value through the roles they perform.

Are you seeking a full time role within a highly skilled team where the work you do has a direct, positive impact on the community?  This on-going opportunity with CFA may be of interest. 

About the Role:

CFA operates in a complex environment where reputation and community awareness is key to meeting the organisation's vision and principles.

CFA's Media Unit is a team of media specialists responsible for developing and implementing strategies which underpin and guide CFA's interaction with Victorians through the media.

As part of the Media Unit, the Senior Media and Communications Advisor will use their specialist media knowledge, judgement and expertise to play a leadership role in the formulation, implementation and delivery of the team's objectives.

This role will see you guide and mentor CFA Media Advisors, ensuring the quality of their work, their productivity and that they adhere to relevant policies, regulations and legislation.

A requirement of this role includes being part of a media on-call roster to respond to media requests after business hours, on weekends and public holidays, for which you will receive a 4.5% availability allowance.

Further detailed responsibilities are outlined in the position description attached.

About You:

The successful applicant will have experience as a journalist or media officer within the media industry, government and or corporate sector. This will be coupled with strong writing skills and exceptional attention to detail.

The person we are looking for will have the ability to work under pressure as part of a highly disciplined team, whilst mentoring and developing our junior team members.  You will also have experience in identifying issues, risks and opportunity which have an impact on an organisation's reputation and brand.

Naturally you will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to advise and influence senior stakeholder in relation to media issues.  Crucial to your success in this role will be your ability to prioritise tasks and produce high-quality work within tight timeframes.

This is a superb opportunity to join our high performing team and showcase your skills.

Your Application:

When applying for position, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check and a Working with Children Check.

In accordance with the recent Public Health Directions issued by the Acting Chief Health Officer, CFA must comply with employer obligations regarding mandatory COVID 19 vaccinations for authorised workers (emergency services). If you are to be successful in gaining employment with CFA, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination against COVID 19.

CFA is committed to be an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

Applications close: 11:59pm 3rd July 2022

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