Senior Communications Officer

  • Toowoomba
  • Contract
  • Thu Jan 3 01:33:26 2019
  • 200001957

Senior Communications Advisor

Our client, a State Government department located in Toowoomba, is seeking a Senior Communications Advisor (AO6) to commence in mid to late January to fulfil a temporary, full-time position for up to 14 months.

The role provides high level communication services and advice to project management, technical and professional staff on community engagement, stakeholder relationship, issues and media management for projects within the Downs South West Region

Accountabilities include:

  • Develop communication strategies for the implementation of community and stakeholder engagement, and consultation activities for the project
  • Prepare and deliver tactical and operational communication, community engagement and marketing activities for the project, including record management
  • Report and provide advice on emerging issues and mitigation strategies to senior communications team members and the wider project team
  • Manage open and sensitive land owner consultation for the project
  • Coordinate the development and approval of communication material for the project
  • Regularly consult with the Downs South West Region communications team (and other departmental teams, as directed) to ensure the resolution and implementation of communication strategies and activities
  • Develop and maintain ongoing key strategic relationships and networks with other government agencies, project partners, community and interest groups, and internal and external clients
  • Ensure appropriate governance frameworks are maintained and adhered to in order to monitor compliance with policy, legislation, regulations, standards and procedures

The successful applicant should possess the following skills and attributes:

  1. Excellent attention to detail
  2. Knowledge of community engagement practices and strategies to provide high level advice to senior team members to ensure effective community and departmental outcomes
  3. High level understanding of public relations, corporate communication management, media, and government
  4. High level computer literacy including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  5. Ability to demonstrate Teamwork and collaboration
  6. Excellent Project Management skills

To apply, please forward your current Resume to recruitment@hb.net.au by Monday 7th January, 2019.