Communications and Content Officer

Maryborough District Health Services has an exciting opportunity for a passionate content creator to join our Communications and Marketing Team!
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Department: Maryborough District Health Service
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: As per award
Work Location: North West - Central Goldfields
Reference: VG/23004
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: MDHS PD - Communications and Content Officer.pdf (PDF, 207KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Katie Perry or 5461 0372

Position Details

MDHS services the Central Goldfields and Pyrenees Shire with campuses in Avoca, Dunolly and Maryborough. The strong clinical and social links between the three campuses ensure that the community is cared for by qualified staff who are committed to high standards of person-centred care. MDHS is one of the largest employers in the region, providing the perfect setting to become part of our team and community.

Communications and Content Officer

Permanent Part Time or Full Time – 80 hours per fortnight

Classification: HS3

Award: Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2021 - 2025

Maryborough District Health Services has an exciting opportunity for a passionate content creator to join our Communications and Marketing Team.

We are looking for a story-teller to help bring our vision of changing the healthcare story with our community to life across a range of communications platforms.

The new role of Communications and Content Officer will increase the visibility, services and achievements of MDHS as a leading rural healthcare provider in the Central Goldfields of Victoria.

Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Manager, the successful applicant will help drive the way we communicate our purpose, promise and commitment to staff and community.

No day will be the same in this generalist role including content creation, media and social media management, website updates, design and production, and internal communications.

Help us connect our community to great care through timely, accurate, creative and innovative communication.  This ongoing role is full time and would suit someone with a few years of experience who wants to make a real difference in a rural community.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Embrace and promote the values of MDHS – Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability & Togetherness
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

What's in it for you?

  • Great Working Environment – Join a group of motivated health care professionals with a Permanent contract. Opportunity to join the Social Club, offering a wide range of social events and local retail discounts.
  • Fantastic Earning Potential – Generous Base Salary under the Allied & Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers EBA with Salary Packaging available.
  • Supportive Culture with Continuous Improvement Opportunities – Culture that promotes and embraces the organisational values of GREAT (Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Togetherness) and encourages and supports employees to engage in professional development with access to the Centre of Inspired Learning.   


 Essential Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualifications and experience in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or a related field.
  • Well-developed writing skills, including demonstrated ability to draft news stories, media materials, briefing notes and key messages.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and managing quality content across platforms including digital, print, video, photography, social media and websites.
  • Demonstrated success in developing, implementing and monitoring marketing, communications or media campaigns that support the achievement of an organisation's objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders including staff, media and external organisations.
  • Ability to handle complex and sensitive information and disseminate this information through a range of channels in tailored ways.
  • High level project management skills including ability to manage competing demands, set priorities and achieve agreed outcomes, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage project timelines and reporting functions.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of engaging and effectively managing stakeholder groups.
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Confident communicator and presenter.
  • Experience in a similar organisation or healthcare environment will be looked upon favourably.
  • Graphic design, photography and video editing skills. Knowledge of Microsoft office suite required and knowledge of HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, Canva and web management an advantage.

For further information, please contact Katie Perry via  or on 5461 0372.

 Applications for this position close on Sunday 5th February 2023. 

Applications are to include:

-          Covering Letter

-          Resume

-          Written response to the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description on the position advertisement.

Applications are to be submitted by selecting the "Apply Now" button below.

MDHS is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. NDIS Workers Screening will be required for workers identified as working within a risk assessed role.


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