Job Details
  • Reference366683C_1610571653
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted2 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 Senior Communication Officer on a contract until June 2021, with potential extensions of 12 months.

Position Overview

Working as part of a team, Senior Communication Officers design, develop, implement and evaluate marketing and communication strategies and content. They provide best practice advice to stakeholders and may also undertake research, event management and project management.

Senior Communication Officers work under the limited direction of senior staff, exercising both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures. Decision making is substantially dependent on judgement, skills and knowledge. They manage and organise their own work in the context of competing priorities, including contributing to business planning, changes in workplace practices and business improvement strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • design, develop, implement and evaluate content, strategies and products
  • provide specialist advice and interpretation on processes, guidelines and policies
  • liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure positive outcomes
  • collaborate with stakeholders, to resolve sensitive issues and/or escalate for resolution
  • scope stakeholder requirements
  • schedule, coordinate and publish communication content
  • prepare draft written material including reports, briefs and corporate documentation
  • proof and edit content
  • develop and support stakeholder relationships to deliver communication outputs
  • coordinate and manage the approvals process, adhering to timeframes monitor, manage and report on progress to assist local management to manage overall performance
  • contribute to business and strategic planning
  • represent the agency by promoting its interests at community and cross-agency levels
  • develop and implement business improvement and best practice
  • support and mentor staff, including coaching and training to build knowledge and capability
  • exercise delegations appropriate to role in accordance with legislation and guidelines.

Our Ideal candidate will have:

Ability to:

  • support and mentor others
  • write, edit and proof-read
  • communicate effectively and adapt communication style appropriate to the audience
  • establish clear work plans and timeframes for self and others
  • develop and support stakeholder relationships
  • research and make decisions based on sound judgement, expertise and knowledge.

Knowledge of:

  • contemporary communication practices and theories
  • legislation, policies, procedures and information management requirements relevant to the work area
  • relevant business systems and tools.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline clearance.
  • A degree or diploma with a major in journalism, communication, public relations or marketing or possession of recognised skills, cadetship or relevant experience that the delegate considers appropriate to the duties of the position.

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.