Senior Communications Adviser

Join a growing Communications and Engagement team as the Senior Communications Adviser, reporting directly to the Senior Manager Communications and Engagement and partnering with all levels of the organisation including senior leadership. You will be responsible for supporting and implementing strategic communications strategies, creating and upgrading the website, building relationships with key stakeholders, and promoting awareness for the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme with Workers and Employers.
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Department: Portable Long Service Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Bendigo - Loddon area
Reference: VG/1800231
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Communications Adviser (VPS5).PDF (PDF, 342KB)

Position Description - Senior Communications Adviser (VPS5).DOCX (Word, 848KB)

Contact: Simone Martin

Position Details

About us

The Portable Long Service Authority (the Authority) is a self-funded statutory body established to administer the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018. The Act, together with the Long Service Benefits Portability Regulations 2020 provide a Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme. The Authority plays an important role in allowing workers in the community services, contract cleaning and security industries to build up long service benefits based on time in their industry rather than with a single employer. We foster an inclusive and collaborative culture that celebrates achievements and allows everyone to contribute to our success.

About the role

The Senior Communications Adviser, under the direction of the Senior Manager Communications and Engagement will contribute to the development and implementation of complex communications and engagement strategies and supporting stakeholder relationships. The Senior Adviser will also provide strategic communication advise to senior management and partner with internal stakeholders across the organisation. This is a brand-new position joining our growing Communications and Engagement team to promote the Authority and the benefits of the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme across Victoria.

About you

Our ideal Senior Communications Adviser will hold qualifications in communications, marketing or a similar discipline along with significant experience in a similar role. You will need experience in leading a website upgrade or implimentation of new websites, from concept development to delivery. You will have demonstrated experience in digital campaign development and delivery and preparing high quality communications materials for a variety of audiences, an understanding of trends and development in media to assist in implementing innovative strategies, and strong attention to detail. The Senior Adviser will have strong interpersonal skills to build productive relationships with external and internal stakeholders to be able to partner with management and executive leaders and make recommendation, and provide support to the Communications and Engagement team.

Why work at the Authority

  • We value work-life balance and offer hybrid working options, including two days of work from home per week
  • You can benefit from above award wages and annual salary increases under the Victorian Public Service Enterprise Agreement
  • Generous leave entitlements, along with paid study leave, paid parental leave, purchased leave and more
  • Learning and development opportunities, annual performance plans, public sector networking, along with on the job learning and development
  • Your well-being is important to us, which is why we offer a free and confidential Employee Assistance Program, as well as other health and well-being initiatives

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (Max. 1 page).

Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, LGBTIQ, people with disability, as diversity and inclusion drives our success. 

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