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Communications And Engagement Advisor (Vpsg4)

Department of Transport - Melbourne, VIC

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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 are excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.

Communications and Engagement Advisor

  • Annual Salary Range: VPS4: $87,640 - $99,438 + Superannuation
  • Tenure: Fixed Term, 18 Months
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Usual Work Location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)

About the Team

Our team 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. 

Due to further growth as we reach a COVID-normal for Victoria, we are looking for a Communications and Engagement Advisor. This role will be accountable for the development and delivery of Stakeholder Communications and Engagement plans according to the requirements for the Metropolitan and Suburban portfolio. They will utilise their verbal and written communication skills to guide and shape conversations to support DoT's work.

This advert is for a Communications and Engagement Advisor in our Metro and Suburban team. However, we have a number of vacancies available and will consider applicants for additional roles within the Strategic Communications division.

About the Opportunity

  • Ensuring Projects in the advisor's portfolio are effectively supported by the development and implementation of strategic communications and engagement plans
  • Understanding and supporting Departmental projects and programs which are generated through strong relationships developed with affected communities/stakeholders
  • Making sure the Communications and Engagement plans are supported by well written and appropriately selected collateral, such as letters, postcards etc
  • Dealing with Stakeholder and community enquiries and issues
  • Ensuring Communications and reputational risks and issues are proactively identified/mitigated
  • Work with the online engagement subject matter expert to use this platform to communicate with stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively across the Strategic Communications and Engagement division for coordinated, consistent approaches to the work of DoT, particularly through Marketing
  • Prepare reports and briefs for consideration by key stakeholders on critical issues

About You

  • Must have experience in communications, stakeholder relations or community engagement with an ability to prepare and implement plans in these areas
  • Have the ability to identify reputational and communications issues and risks as they emerge and escalate to management
  • Possess the ability to successfully manage competing priorities and project tasks to ensure project milestones are achieved
  • Have well-developed written skills, especially in writing/presenting information that will be subject to public scrutiny
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with project partners and senior advisors to achieve communications goals/objectives
  • Demonstrate initiative with proven ability to work as part of a team

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture where flexible work arrangements are a focus to support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. 

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please call Brooke Ivancevic on 0409472380.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and covering letter only. Applications close midnight on 12 April 2021

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.