Communications Adviser, Internal Communications, Communications and Creative Services,

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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: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/SP/580671
Closing Date: 01-Nov-2020
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: to 30.6.2021
Attachments: 2020-10-16 580671 PD FINAL.docx (Word, 201KB)
Job Specification

2020-10-16 580671 PD FINAL.pdf (PDF, 166KB)
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Contact: Shelley Marsh
0402 099 444

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): CBD Melbourne 
 
Position Summary:

Communications Adviser

Reporting to the Head, Internal Communications, the Communications Officer will support the Internal Communications team to provide timely corporate communications relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This will include coordinating corporate communications activities and delivering written communication material to support the department's internal news cycle, which aims to keep internal stakeholders informed of critical COVID-19 response activities and support the health and wellbeing of staff.

Are you                                                                                                         

  • Able to negotiate and influence senior stakeholders for improved communication outcomes?
  • A strategic thinker who can effectively manage risk and the expectations of a wide range of internal stakeholders?
  • An excellent writer – who can quickly understand complex topics and translate them into engaging and actionable content for staff An excellent writer – who can quickly understand complex topics and translate them into engaging and actionable content for staff?
  • A strategic thinker who can effectively manage risk and the expectations of a wide range of internal stakeholders?
  • A confident communications professional with public sector experience?

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

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
 
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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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