Job Details
  • Reference393656C_1658719891
  • LocationAdelaide CBD
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted21 days ago
  • ConsultantTeresa Zanatta

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Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a APS6 Community Engagement and Communications Officer for 12 month assignment with potential extension in Adelaide CBD.

About the Team

The Community Engagement and Communications Branch provides engagement and communication solutions and advice to support the NDIA to deliver the NDIS. They lead development and implementation of multi-channel engagement and communication strategies to support key initiatives across the Agency and drive engagement with key internal and external audiences.

The branch collaborates with business areas to map, plan and deliver engagement and communications activities that support their projects and reach intended audiences and build their capacity. They guide business areas on the execution of their engagement and communications activities and provide best practice engagement and communications advice.

About the Role

The APS6 Community Engagement and Communications 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 Community Engagement and Communications Officer will provide detailed technical, professional, policy, 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 Agency's objectives to "build a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme".

The role will have a considerable level of public contact 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.

The role is required to perform engagement and community stakeholder relationship management as part of a team. Key aspects of the role include presentation and public speaking, relationship management and administrative support. It will require working collaboratively within the team including sharing and developing specialised knowledge in areas of expertise

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Building strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to facilitate and deliver the NDIA's participation in a diverse range of small and large scale events, including information sessions, forums, conferences and webinars.
  • Delivering clear, concise and effective messaging to people with disability, their families and carers as well as other community and mainstream stakeholders.
  • Producing content for a variety of channels including NDIS website, Ministerial and Executive Briefings, event materials, social media and other communication platforms.
  • Providing logistical management and advice to the Agency to deliver proactive and nationally consistent engagement activities, including the providsion of logistical support at external forums and events.
  • Contributing to the implementation and operationalisation of a targeted, proactive engagement strategy, including a forward planned engagement calendar, aligned to the corporate plan, broader NDIA Engagement Strategy and with branch and divisional business plans.
  • Working with the leadership team to promote and implement best practice stakeholder and engagement management model, founded in the concepts on consultative and collaborative engagement.
  • Coordinating critical data analysis and feedback to measure effectiveness of activities and strategies, including identifying associated risks and trends.
  • Undertaking document management of event documentation to support team and senior leadership visibility on event planning status, risk management and data collection.

(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)

What's on Offer?

  • Position located in Adelaide CBD
  • APS6 $58.50/ph + super
  • Temporary contract for 12 months, with possibility to extend
  • Standard Hours or work - Monday to Friday, 8:30 am till 5:00 pm

****Applications close by 2pm Thursday 4th of August 2022.****

It is highly desirable that the successful applicant understand or lived experience in the field of disability.

***Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government***

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below.