Strategic Communications Advisor, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)


• Lead the development of key corporate documents, communication strategies and provide communications expertise to Australia's busiest Tribunal

• Work in a supportive, dynamic environment as we transform the way we provide services to Victorians

• Part time (0.60), VPS 5 role working in a hybrid work environment
Job Details
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Department: Court Services Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VT0224A
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: Two years
Attachments: Position Description - Strategic Communications Adviser.pdf (PDF, 151KB)


Contact: Fiona Garlick
Fiona.garlick@courts.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Reporting to the Director Strategic Communications, the Strategic Communications Advisor role is responsible for writing key corporate documents (including the annual report), communication strategies and providing communications expertise to the tribunal.
This role is ideal for someone with a background in writing and editing, who has experience in creating content for a wide variety of audiences.

About us

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is a justice service which resolves a wide range of disputes for the Victorian community, including renting, planning and consumer disputes. VCAT is committed to delivering an accessible service for all Victorians and are transforming our digital products and services to make it faster, easier and more convenient for people to come to the tribunal.

This role sits in the VCAT communications team, who are responsible for managing VCAT's website, social media, internal communications and media profile.

About the role

This role is responsible for:

  • Leading the planning, development, writing and editing of VCAT's Annual Report
  • Initiating and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders and seeking opportunities to develop content for our annual report, planning and other corporate documents
  • Proactively identifying positive story opportunities, identifying risks and issues that may be contentious and provide authoritative and expert advice on how to manage them.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven ability to develop and deliver high-quality written material, including communication strategies, annual reports, corporate documents and materials with high-level attention to detail in a complex, sensitive and dynamic environment
  • Expertise in writing, editing and developing content for multiple platforms, formats and audiences
  • Experience in government or judicial system would be advantageous.

How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • resume 
  • a short covering letter

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. 

Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19.  It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

CSV is committed to building a diverse workforce, inclusive culture, providing a safe and respectful workplace and has zero tolerance for violence against women. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.


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