Stakeholder Engagement Communications Manager

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VG/1776353
Closing Date: 26-Feb-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Stakeholder Engagement Communications Manager - OoS - SCEP - VG1776353 - VPS6 - February 2024.docx (Word, 198KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jessica Kendall, Head of Communications
0477 735 323

Position Details

An exciting and unique opportunity exists for a talented and passionate individual to join the Strategic Communications, Engagement and Protocol (SCEP) branch as Stakeholder Engagement Communications Manager to contribute to progressing the Victorian Government's nation leading work with First Peoples.

The responsibilities of the SCEP branch include providing specialist communication and protocol advice and support to DPC and the Premier's Private Office.

The First Peoples' State Relations (FPSR) Group within DPC is responsible for nation leading work in the areas of cultural rights, self-determination, Treaty, and truth - an extensive program of priority work with First Peoples.

As the Stakeholder Engagement Communications Manager, you will lead the implementation of new stakeholder engagement processes across First Peoples State Relations. Developing communications materials for stakeholders including briefings, stakeholder packs, speeches, event content, correspondence and information campaigns will also be an essential requirement of this role.


About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders in a community or government setting and an understanding of Aboriginal Victorians' cultures, experience and knowledges and the ability to engage effectively with First Peoples and communities
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to building relationships and working closely with all staff within First Peoples State Relations to deliver the resources and support required to engage successfully
  • Ability to work effectively manage competing priorities and requests, solve problems, provide advice, train and support to others as required

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Current VPS employees are strongly encouraged to apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) platform.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy which strongly recommends all DPC employees be fully vaccinated.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.


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