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Senior Communications Advisor (Vpsg5)

Department of Education and Training - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


The Victorian Department of Education and Training is seeking a number of Senior Communications Advisors to work in the Communications Divisions Portfolio Communications branch. The Portfolio Communications team collaborates with teams within the Communications Division, program areas and other key stakeholders to develop integrated communication strategies and campaigns that align to Departmental and Government priorities and promote program activities. Your capacity to build strong relationships, and to work effectively with colleagues and stakeholders is essential. Strong influencing skills and a demonstrated ability to advocate for best-practice communications are a must. The roles sit within a collaborative, high-performing and supportive team and this is an exciting opportunity for someone to utilise their strategic communications and stakeholder management skills.

X 2 - Fixed Term - Full Time - 30/06/2022 

Key responsibilities include:

  • working with various business areas across the Department to plan and execute communications, marketing campaigns and communications activities that deliver communications to early childhood education, schools, TAFEs, public and internal audiences.
  • managing relationships with and between program and policy areas, and creating positive and respectful relationships
  • providing expert advice in planning and delivering communications and marketing activities
  • supporting the team to develop new and innovative ways to communicate across our channels
  • supporting the strategic direction of the portfolio and the Communications Division by delivering key communications outcomes that support the Department and education
  • work across the Communications Division to ensure communication strategies are implemented effectively
  • project managing relationships with business areas, and external providers.

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain partnerships with stakeholders
  • ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines
  • ability to quickly digest and condense complex information, while working in a fast-paced environment
  • experience working in strategic communications
  • values-driven.

For more details regarding this position please see attached position descriptions.

Department of Education and Training is committed to diversity. The Department places considerable effort and resources into responding to the needs of staff with a disability. People from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply for this position. If you require assistance, with the recruitment process, have accessibility or adjustment requirements, please communicate with the contact person listed on this job advertisement or contact the People Division via email: vps.hr.services@edumail.vic.gov.au

Information about the Department of Education and Training's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx.

Applications close 7 May 2021

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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