Job Details
  • Reference398989A_1664261099
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted2 months ago
  • ConsultantDiksha Saini

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 Communications and Engagement on a contract for 6 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

The Director, Communications and Engagement will deliver innovative, efficient and effective communications and engagement services. They will take a digital first approach and will be responsible for the delivery of outcomes in a timely and effective manner.

The Director, Communications and Engagement will be highly organised, demonstrate strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills. They will design for a broad range of audiences across government, stakeholders and the community. They will have strong leadership skills with the ability to support a team to respond quickly to changing priorities and show initiative, sound judgement and meet tight timeframes.


Under the broad direction of the Senior Director, Strategy, Communications and Engagement will:

  • Coordinate and oversee the design and implementation of communications and engagement plans that are designed to meet audience needs.
  • Work in collaboration with the senior executive, other directorates and Ministers to support business priorities and outcomes.
  • Provide complex strategic media and issues management advice to Executives and business stakeholders on a wide range of directorate programs and projects.
  • Provide editorial decision making, and oversee the creation and implementation of high-quality and accurate content for communications, engagement and media products.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure cross-government projects led by our directorate have integrated media solutions to support the ACT community.
  • Demonstrate the strong ability to be resilient and responsive in an environment with rapidly changing and evolving priorities.
  • Support and participate in best practice media response at the Public Information Coordination Centre (PICC) in times of a Territory emergency.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultants will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Diksha Saini on 02 6268 9769 or email for further discussion.