Job Details
  • Reference403278A_1673926327
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted20 days ago
  • ConsultantAshleigh Blair Heykamp
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 an APS6 Strategic Communications Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.
Role Requirements:
  • Work in a small team to develop and implement communication plans and strategies.
  • Maintain successful relationships with policy and program areas, anticipating and assessing their strategic communication needs.
  • Develop communication material for various audiences, which may include social media and web content, communication and stakeholder products, videos and accessible communication materials.
  • Coordinate the procurement and management of communication contracts and liaise with external suppliers to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of strategic communication initiatives.
  • Work effectively as part of a team to deliver results and effectively manage personal workloads with minimal supervision.
    Assessment criteria:
    The following criteria reflect the abilities, qualifications, experience, standard of work performance and personal qualities sought for the position.
    Criterion 1 - Supports strategic direction
    Relevant capabilities:
  • Thinks strategically
  • Harnesses information and opportunities
  • Shows judgement, intelligence and common sense
  • Supports shared purpose and direction

    Criterion 2 - Achieves results
    Relevant capabilities:
  • Responds positively to change
  • Takes responsibility for managing work projects to achieve results
  • Manages multiple deadlines and show attention to detail and quality
  • Identifies and uses resources wisely
  • Applies and builds professional expertise

    Criterion 3 - Supports productive working relationships
    Relevant capabilities:
  • Nurtures internal and external relationships
  • Listens to, understands and recognises the needs of others
  • Values individual differences and diversity
  • Shares learning and supports others

    Criterion 4 - Displays personal drive and integrity
    Relevant capabilities:
  • Demonstrates public service professionalism and probity
  • Engages with risk and shows personal courage
  • Commits to action
  • Adapts to changing circumstances and priorities in a fast-paced and supportive environment
  • Promotes and adopts a positive and balanced approach to work
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and a commitment to personal development

    Criterion 5 - Communicates with influence
    Relevant capabilities:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Communicates clearly
  • Listens, understands and adapts to audience
  • Negotiates confidently


    Mandatory Requirements:
  • Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance.

    If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Ashleigh Blair Heykamp on 02 6268 9934 or email Ashleigh.Blair-Heykamp@chandlermacleod.com for further discussion.