Manager, Strategic Communications & Engagement

The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner (VLSB+C) is the regulator of the legal profession in Victoria. Our goal is to maintain and enhance public trust and confidence in the legal profession in Victoria. We do this because the integrity of the legal profession is fundamental to the legitimacy of the justice system and the maintenance and protection of the rule of law. The VLSB+C employs approximately 85 staff and provides a professional and friendly workplace with a culture focused on supporting employee's learning, development and wellbeing.
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Department: Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VLSBC-SCE
Closing Date: 26-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Manager, Strategic Comms and Engagement.pdf (PDF, 248KB)

Application Form - Manager Strategic Communications and Engagement.DOCX (Word, 354KB)

Contact: Kerri-anne Millard
03 9679 8021

Position Details

We are currently looking for a Manager, Strategic Communications and Engagement. This newly created position will play a critical leadership role leading and managing a team accountable for communication and engagement activities for the VLSB+C.  This role has responsibility for strategic communications, reputation and issues management, media enquiries, public relations, profile raising, stakeholder relations and engagement, and outreach activities.

A key focus of this leadership position is to drive communication and engagement initiatives to ensure that VLSB+C is projected as an impactful, empathetic and customer-focused regulator to the legal profession and consumer.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong skills in leadership and people management, and stakeholder and relationship management.  You will be a strategic individual who can create opportunity and effectively manage risk in leading the delivery of innovative, integrated communications, and stakeholder engagement. You will also seek out new ideas and ways of working, and able to lead innovative practices as part of improving the VLSB+C's strategic communication effectiveness and reach.

As a member of the broader VLSB+C management group you will work collaboratively with your peers and the Senior Leadership Team in implementing the organisational strategy, A Clear Direction. The position reports to the Director, Policy and Outreach.

For further information and a confidential discussion please contact Kerri-anne Millard, Acting Director, Policy & Outreach on 03 9679 8021

To apply for this position please complete the attached application form along with two key selection criteria questions and provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner (VLSB+C) is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

It is the policy of the VLSB+C to provide workplace adjustments for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application/interview process, please contact the VLSB+C People & Culture Advisor. 

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