Job Details
  • Reference393225A_1653970608
  • LocationAustralian Capital Territory
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a APS6 Communications and Engagement Project on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

About the Role:

The APS6 Communications and Engagement Project Officer is a team membership position that may be required to perform work that involves team leadership and management responsibilities including the setting of priorities and managing workflows of a team. It will require working collaboratively within the team including sharing and developing specialised knowledge in areas of expertise.

The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgment to interpret legislation and policy, in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

The APS6 Communications and Engagement Project Officer will provide detailed technical, professional, operational support and advice in relation to complex problems. It may be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the department's objectives to "build a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme".

The role may have exposure to the public in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive issues. It may liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the branch and wider Agency.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting drive the strategic direction to project areas to drive behavioural change through Communications and Engagement with targeted content and engagement activities.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of communications and engagement plans, producing accessible and Plain English content for a variety of channels (e.g.NDIS website, Ministerial and Executive Briefings, social media and other communication platforms)
  • Contributing within a project management framework including, strategic planning, reporting and forecasting to identify priority areas for communication and engagement.
  • Supporting leaders in driving organisational change and corporate culture in complex environments with the ability to quickly earn trust and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Making decisions, with support and direction from line managers, on communications and engagement projects with considerable complexity and sensitivity
  • Developing and delivering best practice communication and engagement to staff with measurable impact
  • Developing a range of internal and external accessible communication material including key message packs, articles, documents, web content, PowerPoint presentations and leadership
  • Experience working with change management, delivering behavioural change within agile project management methodology.

Role Specifications

Please see below a list of the main physical and psychological work environment characteristics that an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this role.

Working environment

  • working in an open office environment (exposure to general workplace chatter)
  • working from home on occasion
  • working in a team environment
  • working in a hot desk environment
  • managing demanding and changing workloads and competing priorities
  • working alone
  • operating a telephone / computer
  • computer/screen based work
  • requirement to read or otherwise extract information from printed material / signage
  • driving vehicles
  • manual handling (including lifting and carrying items up to 15kg)

Emotional

  • dealing with confronting and complex situations and information
  • providing empathy

Information technology and Security

  • computer/software applications - Microsoft Office computer based work

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email Neville.smith@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.