Communications Advisor (Social Media)

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20032179C
Closing Date: 22-Aug-2018
Salary Range: $66,699 - $80,987
Job Duration: Ongoing - full time
Attachments: PD C3268.docx (Word, 447KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Mark Bayly
(03) 9247 3450 or

Position Details

About the role:

As the successful applicant you will work with a team responsible for creating and curating content across multiple social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat and YouTube.

The successful person will have relevant digital media skills, be able to operate in a highly reactive team environment and possess well-developed oral and written communication skills.

Furthermore the person will have a strong commitment to meeting customer needs, understand the requirements of our social media audience (the community) along with strong analytical and organisational skills.

The successful applicant will also understand the importance of emergency management and be prepared to work to allocated shifts across the seven day working week.

Your duties will include:

  • Creating content, moderating and engaging on social media platforms using third party social media moderation tools.
  • Providing advice and support to clients and employees on online communication initiatives that support Victoria Police's strategic direction around social media.
  • Identifying online and digital media communications opportunities and remaining current with emerging digital media trends (e.g. social media) issues and opportunities, and effectively navigating the changing online media landscape.
  • In conjunction with other areas within Media and Corporate Communications, contribute to coordinated, timely communication responses to a range of issues.
  • Overseeing the public facing Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform in liaison with Crime and Counter Terrorism Commands.
  • Working shift work which is MANDATORY as part of this role.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Understanding and experience in using online social media and how these can be used by organisations in communication.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills and the ability to liaise with people at all levels.
  • Demonstrated competencies with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual/organisational skills and sound knowledge and understanding of working in a media and communications environment.
  • The ability to write creatively for various social media platforms.
  • Possess video and photography skills.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in public relations/communications/marketing or related field would be highly regarded.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The incumbent will be required to work rostered hours, shift work, some public holidays and weekends. Shift allowances will be paid in accordance with the relevant Victorian Public Service Agreement.

Your application must include:

  • Resume,
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria – found in the Position Description (PD) attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 22 August 2018 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Mark Bayly, Manager Reactive Online Communications on (03) 9247 3450 or via email

If you have a disability / medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements / reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  VPS Recruitment via email

About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

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