Social Media Advisor

Since 1971, EPA Victoria (EPA) has helped make our state a healthier, more liveable place.

As Victoria’s environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we’re increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we’re now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/700994A
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_PN700994_Social Media Advisor_PA_VPS4.docx (Word, 224KB)

PC-FM-Application Form and Pre Employment Screening-2021.docx (Word, 129KB)

Contact: Allyson Osborne or +61 477 725 478

Position Details

Social Media Advisor, Public Affairs Branch

  • Creative and motivated social media professional who wants to make a difference as EPA enters a new era of environmental protection in Victoria
  • The role is challenging & rewarding, requiring strategic thought, day to day pro-active planning, analytical capability & a flair for writing creative content

About the organisation

As the environmental regulator, EPA Victoria works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the health and wellbeing of Victoria's communities and environment from the harmful effects of pollution and waste. We are a values and purpose driven organisation, that works with the community, governments and industry to achieve our objectives and deliver for all Victorians.

We're an independent statutory authority, established in 1971 and have undergone the biggest transformation in our history with the Environment Protection Act 2017 coming into effect on 1 July 2021. The new Act requires us to change our approach to become a world class regulator, using new powers and tools to prevents risk to the environment and human health.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Channels, the Social Media Advisor is a member of a team responsible for developing, driving, and evaluating the content channel strategy, processes and policies and embed best practice aligned to the organisation's priorities. This role is responsible for end-to-end management of EPA social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, developing highly visual, customer centric content, aligned to EPA's strategic priorities to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste.

This is a role for a creative and motivated social media professional who wants to contribute to the success of the EPA as it enters a new era of environmental protection in Victoria. Working under broad direction of the Manager, Channels, you will actively contribute to a positive organisational culture and achieve the highest standards of performance and integrity; fostering genuine partnerships across all levels of government, industry, and community to deliver organisational outcomes.

About you

You're a strong all-round communicator, with strategic & tactical social media & digital experience that demonstrates an ability to build awareness, tell a story, engage an audience & be driven to continuously innovate & improve. You are self-motivated & build strong connections across an organisation. You thrive in a varied day of activities which will see you analysing data to drive decisions and strategic direction, contribute to a Content & Channel Strategy, respond to customer enquiries, as well as develop and implement a social media content calendar. You are known for your planning, processes, as well as the ability to coach & guide others in developing social written & visual content.  

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services. Please click the apply button at the bottom of the page. Attachments can be uploaded in doc. Docx. Pdf, txt or rtf. Forms. 

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role.
  • Resume including contact details of two referees

 Applications close midnight on 6 December 2021. For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

 Please contact Allyson Osborne by email, mobile + 61 477 725 478 for further information. 

EPA Victoria requires all prospective employees to complete a pre-screening employment assessment including a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued, and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, which drive innovation and success in everything we do.

At EPA Victoria, the safety of our people, stakeholders and community is our first priority, which is why all applicants are required to be fully COVID vaccinated with both doses or (approved exemption), in accordance with the Chief Health Officer directions. We are committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force.

If you require advice and support with the application process, please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842.

EPA Victoria utilises an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to this role within a 3-month period.

Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.

For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit

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