Manager, Digital Communications

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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 more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D01589JUNE
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - VPS6 - D01589 - Manager, Digital Communications.docx (Word, 534KB)


Contact: Angela Peachey
angela.peachey@emv.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Manager, Digital Communications
  • Ongoing, full time position
  • Attractive VPS 6 salary between $ 130,673 - $174,869+ superannuation

What does the business unit do?

Emergency Management, within the Department of Justice and Community Safety works closely with government and agencies across the emergency management portfolio. The group is led by the Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management. Emergency Management includes the department's emergency management accountabilities and statutory entities and offices.

EM Communications delivers communication services on behalf of the department's emergency management group to inform and educate the community about emergency management policies, programs and legislation across the emergency management sector to keep the community safe. The EM Communications function is responsible for the coordination of preparedness communications, response, relief and recovery.

What will the role do?

The Manager, Digital Communications leads a team to deliver multi-channel emergency management communication services, to inform and educate the community and stakeholders about relevant policies, programs and services before, during and after emergencies.

The role collaborates with a range of stakeholders, including program / project directors and teams, senior executives, ministerial offices, stakeholders, suppliers and statutory entities, to support the delivery of organisational priorities and project objectives across all digital platforms.

Some key duties include:

  • Leads a team of digital communication professionals to deliver compelling multi-channel Emergency Management Communication in preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies.
  • Provides expert advice to key stakeholders, including via the delivery of effective digital communication strategies that support organisational priorities
  • This role is responsible for delivering innovative and integrated digital strategies, services management and advice for Emergency Management Communications

What skills and knowledge should the Manager, Digital Communication have?

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Significant experience in the development and delivery of a wide range of communication activities and functions within a complex, diverse and sensitive environment.
  • Authoritative knowledge of State Government and department communication policies and processes.
  • Proven experience leading and mentoring teams in a complex, project-based environment and ensuring the highest standards of delivery
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in communications or related field is highly desirable

If you have any queries, please contact Angela Peachey, Acting Senior Manager, Media and Digital, via Angela.Peachey@emv.vic.gov.au

If this sounds like a compelling job that you believe your skills would be a great match for, please APPLY NOW. Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 30 June 2024.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

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.

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 INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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 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.


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