Job Details
  • Reference398700A_1663630337
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted5 days ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

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 Senior Communications Officer on a contract that ended 30 June 2023.

Position Overview

The Communications Division provides innovative, best practice strategic communication advice
and support to reach the right people, using the right channel, at the right time. Senior communication Officers deliver marketing and communication solutions that align to the strategic priorities of our agency and government.

Working as part of a team, you'll design, develop, implement and evaluate marketing and communication strategies and content. You'll give best practice advice to stakeholders. You may also do research, event management and project management to meet business and communication objectives. You'll work under the limited direction of senior staff, using initiative and judgement to interpret policy and design solutions based on user needs.

You'll be part of a team that believes in the power of inclusion, diversity of ideas and solving hard problems. You need to plan work by managing competing priorities. You'll contribute to business planning, changes in workplace practices and business improvement strategies.

Key duties:

  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate communication strategies and content.
  • Provide specialist advice and interpret communication processes, guidelines and
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to scope needs, resolve issues and
  • achieve positive outcomes.
  • Create, schedule, edit, coordinate and publish communication content.

Contribute to business and strategic planning and develop and implement business improvement and best practice.

  • Support and mentor PAO1 (APS5) staff to build knowledge and capability.

Key skills/knowledge to undertake the role:

  • An understanding of government and contemporary marketing communication practices.
  • Proven experience writing and editing plain, simple language content.
  • Excellent communication skills and can confidently present messages in a clear and
  • concise way.
  • Experience working in a busy marketing communication team and can manage time and
  • organise work.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with a range of stakeholders, with
  • confidence to negotiate good outcomes.
  • Research and make decisions based on analytics data, subject matter knowledge and
  • Experience working on agile or traditional projects.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.