Communications and Engagement Lead

About Us The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability. We’re focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes. The department is committed to building a culture where we say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/OOTS/1683126A
Closing Date: 19-Dec-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Jane Thomson
jane.thomson@transport.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the Team

Our division supports the Department of Transport to deliver on the Government's transport agenda, to get people home sooner and safer and to efficiently move more goods in Victoria's thriving economy.
We do this through clear communications, genuine engagement and marketing campaigns that resonate with people because they are focused on delivering better outcomes for people, wherever they live.
The division innovates with communications approaches to support organisational, cultural and behavioural change.

About the Opportunity

The Communications and Engagement Lead is accountable for developing and delivering Community and Stakeholder Communications Engagement plans for the portfolio assigned within the Strategy Portfolio and Executive Communications branch.
They will utilise their excellent verbal and written communication skills to engage internal, community, council and industry stakeholders in support of these plans.

About You

⦁ Well-developed skills in developing and implementing significant community and industry consultation and stakeholder engagement programs across a diverse portfolio of high-profile government initiatives.
⦁ Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to coach others and write clearly and simply for a wide range of audiences in a variety of styles.
⦁ Demonstrated ability to identify and manage issues that could impact on organisational reputation or achievement of strategic objectives.
⦁ Strong project management skills with an ability to lead complex communication and engagement projects.
⦁ Ability to provide expert advice to business areas and senior management on strategic engagement opportunities to support activities, projects and programs undertaken by DoT and the Victorian Government.
⦁ Ability to lead, manage, motivate and develop employees in effective community engagement, communication and stakeholder management.

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network. We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy, and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable.
More information is available in the attached Position Description.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a brief covering letter.
Applications close 11.59pm on midnight Tuesday 20th December 2022.


For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact, Jane Thomson, jane.thomson@transport.vic.gov.au or 0448 178 028

To be considered up to date vaccinated, you must have been administered COVID-19 vaccines as determined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). DoT is requiring all staff to be Vaccinated and to have had Booster Vaccination (Triple vaccinated as a minimum).


Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT.
Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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