Manager - Transformation Communications

The WorkSafe 2030 Program (WSV2030) is significant in terms of its scale and complexity and provides us with a significant opportunity to innovate and transform our business so it better meets the needs of the community and our stakeholders. The role of Manager, Transformation Communications plays an integral part in the delivery of clear, consistent and strategic communications to support activities and projects being developed as part of WSV2030.
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Department: WorkSafe Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/373190004
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Manager, Transformation Communications PD.pdf (PDF, 273KB)


Contact: Roma Grant
roma_grant@worksafe.vic.gov.au 9641 1807

Position Details

About the role

This role reports to the Director, Corporate Communications and is an exciting opportunity to make your mark by implementing and delivering a consistent communications strategy to promote WorkSafe's transformation to its extensive internal and external stakeholder community.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the development and implementation of the communications strategy for WorkSafe 2030 in conjunction with WorkSafe's change partner, ensuring consistency across all internal and external communications channels.
  • Implementing WorkSafe's stakeholder engagement strategy and plan as it relates to communications.
  • Working collaboratively across the business to ensure the delivery of fully integrated communications processes and consistent messaging.
  • Liaising closely with the Director of Corporate Communications and Chief of Transformation Operations to help deliver WorkSafe's transformation communications in line with WorkSafe's strategic objectives and operational requirements
  • Working collaboratively across Corporate Communications to ensure the delivery of fully integrated communications processes and consistent messaging across the business.
  • Preparation of significant and complex written material for senior leaders for a range of purposes, audiences and objectives.
  • Providing leadership and best practice advice.
  • Identifying and managing reputational issues, risks and opportunities and recommend solutions.


Skills & experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in business, journalism, marketing, communications or other relevant discipline
  • Strong people skills, and the ability to liaise with senior management and other stakeholders
  • A strong track record of delivering targeted communications in a organisation (or organisations) undergoing significant transformation.
  • Strong organisational skills, including a demonstrated ability to plan and manage resources
  • High-level conceptual and analytical skills, evident business acumen and exceptional verbal and written communication capability
  • Well-developed judgement and problem solving abilities and the ability to show initiative and innovation in the development of solutions and managing issues.
  • Strong ability to engage with senior leaders and executives and provide robust, transparent and sound advice in relation to specific subject matter.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of, and working understanding of all core communication channels including face to face, online, print and digital/new media.
  • Appreciation and understanding of internal political issues within large, complex organisations and a proven ability to build relationships and get the best out of people at all levels.

Benefits & Culture

In return we offer a range of great benefits, including work variety and challenge, workplace flexibility, learning and development opportunities, a leading health and wellbeing program, and discounted corporate health insurance rates.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position and you will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Applications close midnight Monday 24th September, though interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. Join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.


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