Stakeholder Engagement Officer

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D00998MAY2024
Closing Date: 02-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Stakeholder Engagement Officer.pdf (PDF, 205KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Danijela Spoljaric on 0425 761 672

Position Details

  • Utilise your communication and coordination expertise to provide support and advice to the Liquor Control Victoria branch
  • Ongoing, Full-Time opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 4: $92,332 - $104,762 plus superannuation.

About Us:

Liquor Control Victoria (LCV) was established on 1 July 2022 and comprises the independent Victorian Liquor Commission and staff from the Department of Justice and Community Safety. LCV is responsible for issuing liquor licences and overseeing industry compliance and enforcement to ensure that Victorians and visitors to the state enjoy safe and responsible liquor licensed environments.

This is an exciting time to join LCV and to be part of something new and growing. We are strengthening our focus on harm minimisation and assessment of community impacts as part of our regulatory approach following major reforms to liquor licencing laws that commenced in 2022.

About the Role:

The Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Education and Training will assist in the delivery of the Stakeholder Engagement Plan, which aims to ensure LCV engages with the stakeholders at the appropriate intervals and on the required projects. This means an annual events plan is established ahead of time and communicated to all of LCV. This is facilitated by an established process for tracking stakeholder engagement.

We are looking for someone with strong skills in verbal and written communication. This role is based in North Richmond.

Your day will be filled with a variety of tasks, including (but not limited to):

  • Researching, writing and reviewing content for the liquor industry delivered through various communication channels (direct electronic messaging, social media, stakeholder newsletters etc.).
  • Planning and coordinating stakeholder engagement events.
  • Planning and delivery of internal communications.
  • Engaging with key industry associations to disseminate information to licensees.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About You:

As an ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Experience in contributing to the development and implementation of communication campaigns and associated plans to support the effective delivery of a program of work aimed at maximising stakeholder engagement and behaviour change.  
  • Experience in delivery of messaging through various social media platforms.
  • Experience in using Adobe Creative Suite to develop communications products and resources.
  • An understanding, or demonstrated capacity to quickly acquire an understanding, of the liquor industry including the regulatory frameworks together with a sound appreciation of the government's social and economic objectives, in particular harm minimisation.

You are someone who:

  • Is creative and flexible with your communication style and can tailor this to suit a wide range of audiences - both written and verbal.
  • Is hard-working and enjoys a challenge.
  • Enjoys writing engaging content to spread information across different channels and social media.
  • Is well organised.


  • A tertiary qualification in marketing, communications, education or a related field, and/or equivalent experience is desirable.

How to Apply:

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.

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