Communications Advisor

Working within Victoria Police's Media and Corporate Communications Department, the Communications Advisor will work with various senior police officers, to write and deliver media and communications strategies.

Duties may include launching new initiatives, promoting positive policing stories and events, developing and implementing community awareness campaigns and working on high-profile and contentious issues.

You will be part of a large, busy team which regularly works on stories that attract widespread media attention.

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20035932C
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $82,404
Job Duration: until 30/06/2020
Attachments: PD C3268 S.docx (Word, 447KB)
Job Specification

Application Form .docx (Word, 639KB)
Self Assessment

Contact: Hannah McDonald
(03) 9247 5195

Position Details

Your duties will include:

  • Liaising with journalists.
  • Writing media releases, talking points and media responses.
  • Developing and implementing communication plans.
  • Providing advice to police on media matters.
  • Responding to media enquiries in a timely manner.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Well established journalistic and/or public relations experience.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • The ability to develop and implement proactive media programs and strategies.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in public relations, communications, journalism or related field would be highly regarded.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • This position is full time, fixed term until 30/06/2020.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa
  • The position may require travel intrastate and interstate.

Your application must include:

  • Resume,
  • Response to the four questions in the application form.

Applications close midnight, Sunday 23 June 2019 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Hannah McDonald on (03) 9247 5195 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 or on (03) 9247 5113.

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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