Social Media Adviser

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/FV/673522
Closing Date: 10-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: until 31 December 2022
Attachments: 2022-07-27-PD 673522.docx (Word, 129KB)
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Contact: Debbie Dickinson
0407131 664

Position Details


  • A passionate social content creator with a natural flair for promoting brand and products in a compelling way that engages a growing social community?
  • Someone who loves social media and knows the value of a good #hashtag, great image and captivating content?
  • A creative thinker and able to think on your feet, ensuring quick and helpful responses across all our social platforms?

An exciting opportunity exists for a Social Media Adviser on a fixed term basis in Public Engagement and Reform Branch.

The Social Media Adviser is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of strategic social media campaigns and initiatives to drive engagement and reach, increase website visits and build department or brand awareness.

Working closely with colleagues across the Branch and across all the department's social media channels, the Social Media Adviser will use the department's social media channels to plan, create and coordinate engaging and relevant content, contribute to follower conversations, report on social media activity and stay up to date with the latest social tools, trends and test new social media platforms.

As required the Social Media Adviser will work with the leadership team to ensure effective communications services, support and resourcing during emergency, crisis and peak periods.


As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Creativity and innovation
  2. Planning and organising
  3. Self-management


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19).  The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy (Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees.  Subject to exceptions, only employees or other workplace participants 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 vaccination prior to commencement.  Please refer to the above link for more information. 

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.



All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

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