Communications and Engagement Advisor

About Us The Department of Transport and Planning was established 1 January 2023 and brings together land use, business precinct development, associated policy and regulatory functions into a single department.ᅠDTP has end-to-end oversight of our state’s transport infrastructure and land use planning strategy. DTP actively leads and drives transport and land-use integration to provide place-based development, delivery and community outcomes that create liveable, safe and inclusive communities across Victoria.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DOT/OOTS/1690758
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: DTP Communications and Engagement Advisor PD.pdf (PDF, 165KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jane Thomson

Position Details

Strategic Communications and Engagement

Our division supports the Department of Transport and Planning to deliver on the Government's transport and planning agenda.
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.

Primary purpose of this role

The Communications and Engagement Adviser is accountable for supporting the development and delivery of stakeholder communications and engagement plans for the transport reform portfolio within the Strategic Portfolio and Communications and Engagement branch.
They will have a strong risk and mitigation antennae, bags of initiative, ability to think strategically as well as operationally, excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to adapt in a busy and complex environment. This is will support more senior colleagues to help engage council, deliver events and of these plans.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience in communications, stakeholder relations or community engagement with a demonstrated ability to prepare and implement plans.
  • Ability to identify reputational and communications issues and risks as they emerge, develop mitigations and escalate to management.
  • Ability to successfully manage competing priorities and project tasks in a complex and pressured environment to ensure project milestones are achieved and deadlines met.
  • Well-developed written skills, especially in writing and presenting information that will be subject to public scrutiny.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with project partners and senior advisors to achieve communications goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated initiative with proven ability to work as part of a team, proactively contributing to and providing support to other team members as the demand arises.

An appropriate tertiary qualification in communications, public relations or journalism or equivalent experience.

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport and Planning is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for Victorians. 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 Sunday 29th January 2023
For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact, Jane Thomson at Jane> 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 and Planning will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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