Senior Communications and Engagement Adviser

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HISR/548085
Closing Date: 19-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: until 30 November 2020
Attachments: 2018-12-05 PD 548085 VPS5 Senior Communications & Community Engagement Adviser.doc (Word, 106KB)

2018-12-05 PD 548085 VPS5 Senior Communications & Community Engagement Adviser.pdf (PDF, 72KB)

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Contact: Tony Clark
0435 884 022

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Position Summary: 

Senior Communications and Community Engagement Adviser 

The Senior Communications and Engagement Adviser will be responsible for developing and delivering communication and engagement strategies and managing issues to protect and promote the work of the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority. The Senior Communications and Engagement Adviser will advise and support the Manager, Project Communications and Engagement through the development of communication and engagement strategies for key projects. 

Are you 

  • An outstanding communicator with at least 3 years strategic communications and digital experience 
  • A creative and strategic thinker who can tailor communications to influence specific stakeholders and audiences
  • Passionate about the potential for community engagement to enhance the delivery of public infrastructure

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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.

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