Senior Communications Strategist

Are you a communications superstar with strong experience and skills in strategic communications? Are you passionate about delivering best-practice, evidence-based and innovative communications that promotes Victorian education reforms and initiatives to internal or external audiences? The Victorian Department of Education and Training is looking for two Senior Communications Strategists to work in the Communications Division's Portfolio Communications branch and play a key role in the development, delivery and evaluation of strategic communications plans and campaigns. This is an exciting opportunity for you to utilise your strategic communications and stakeholder management skills, working in either the schools' team or corporate team (internal communications).
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/PESG/20012667_69
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 30 June 2023
Attachments: VPS5 Senior Communications Strategist_PD.doc (Word, 241KB)
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Contact: Jessica Rath

Position Details

Are you a communications superstar with strong experience and skills in strategic communications & stakeholder management? Passionate about delivering best-practice, evidence-based & innovative communications that effectively promotes programs, reforms, & initiatives? We are looking for two Senior Communications Strategists to work in the division's Portfolio Communications branch & play a key role in the development, delivery & evaluation of strategic communications plans & campaigns - fixed term to 30 June 2023. You will be responsible for:

  • providing expert advice in planning & delivering communications & marketing activities
  • working across the Communications Division to ensure communication strategies are implemented effectively
  • undertaking data analysis and evaluation to ensure continual improvement
  • managing positive relationships with program & policy areas, & external providers
  • supporting the team to develop new and innovative ways to communicate across our channels
  • supporting the strategic direction of the portfolio & division by delivering key communications outcomes that support the department and education in Victoria.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position description. In your application, please include a current CV, a cover letter & responses to the key selection criteria.

The Department values diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our work, working for the Department, diversity and inclusion, and our employment conditions visit the Department website , HRWeb and our Diversity and Inclusion page

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is committed to, so far as is reasonably practicable, providing and maintaining a working environment for its employees that is safe and without risks to health and that other persons are not exposed to health and safety risks arising from the Department's activities. The Department COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Policy) requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Department's Policy outlines the requirements for all employees, prospective employees who (or may need to) work outside of their ordinary place of residence and attend a workplace of the Department or workplace of another Employer on behalf of the Department and its portfolio agencies. Subject to exceptions, only employees, and prospective employees with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of full vaccination as part of the recruitment process and prior to commencement employment. Please refer to the above link for more information. This role requires onsite attendance at one or more Department work locations.

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: and

Applications close [8/12/2022]

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