Job Details
  • Reference381195A_1632975758
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted24 days 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 an APS6 Communications Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

About the Role:

The Communications Branch is looking for a high-performing Senior Communications Officer (APS6) to join the Strategic Communications Team, responsible for developing and implementing communication and media strategies in close consultation with business areas across the Department.

They will work within a framework of legislation, established principles, work practices and procedures in accordance with client's commitment to put veterans and their families first. Good communication, negotiation and liaison skills are essential for those considering this role. A tertiary qualification in communication, public relations or journalism and/or other relevant qualifications or experience are highly desired.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In accordance with the principles of workplace diversity, Work Health and Safety, participative work practices, APS values and APS Employment Principles:

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Oversee the development of communication, media and issues management support and advice for departmental campaigns and commemorative events.
  • Check and confirm the accuracy of communication products and activities in accordance with established policies, standards and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of integrated communication strategies with the support of overseeing Account Manager.
  • Identify communication risks and opportunities and take account of these in planning, decision making and when preparing communication products.
  • Support launches, presentations, displays, public relations events and other public affairs activities.
  • Draft and edit communication products for internal and external audiences, such as speeches, media releases, articles, brochures and online content, including social media.
  • Liaise and negotiate with areas of the Department on a range of portfolio issues and to deliver business outcomes.
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including managers, the Minister's Office, media, government agencies, ex-service organisations and consultants.

Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated ability in best practice communications and advertising;
  • Demonstrated ability to publish and produce content through a range of methods and platforms;
  • The ability to inform communication strategies and offer advice to support business outcomes;
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting the development of other team members to embed knowledge and skills; and
  • High level project management and communications skills.

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 for further discussion.