Senior Media Advisor

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20036717
Closing Date: 25-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: Up until 22/08/2020
Attachments: 1. Position description C3271.docx (Word, 448KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Inspector Glenn Taylor
(03) 9247 5208

Position Details

About the role:

The Senior Media Advisor will perform an advisory and supervision role within Victoria Police Reactive Media Unit. 

Reporting to the Media Unit Senior Sergeant, you will be responsible in the management of media enquiries including the development of responses on a range of issues impacting Victoria Police. In addition, you will also be responsible for the daily supervision of up to three media officers which include both VPS employees and Police Officers.

The successful applicant will have a proven record in managing issues and events in either public affairs or journalistic roles. You will have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to forge relationships with staff and stakeholders that will support Victoria Police's role in serving the community and promoting a safe, secure and orderly society.

The position is part time (0.6FTE), fixed term (until 22/08/2020).  The successful applicant will be required to perform shift work, including some weekends and public holidays.

Your duties will include:

  • Managing media enquiries received by Victoria Police
  • Working with operational and non-operational sections of Victoria Police to provide appropriate responses to the media
  • Supervise junior media officers including both VPS employees and Police Officers
  • Work with the wider media team when developing responses and media opportunities
  • Working shift work including weekends, and morning and afternoon shifts. On occasion night shift may be required

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • A demonstrated ability to provide appropriate media responses and manage stakeholders
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the organisation and with the media
  • An understanding of the media environment
  • Experience in journalism and or public affairs
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work in a busy high pressure environment

Requirements and relevant information:

  • 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.
  • The position may require travel intrastate and interstate.
  • Position is part time (0.6FTE), fixed term (until 22/08/2020).
  • VPSG-4 range - $85,279 - $96,759 p.a. + super + leave loading (pro rata)

Your application must include:

  • Resume,
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria – Please provide a written statement to demonstrate your ability to meet each of the seven Key Selection Criteria (found in the position description attached to the job advertisement).

Applications close midnight, Thursday 25 July 2019 -
No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Inspector Glenn Taylor on (03) 9247 5208 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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