Posted on: 2019-01-09

Job type: Temporary/Contract

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Federal Government 12 month fixed-term contract, CBD location, exciting project
Develop, coordinate and implement events management strategies
Deliver high profile community & stakeholder consultation events

Job Title: Events Manager

Contract: Federal Government, 12 month fixed-term contract

Location: Brisbane CBD

Job Summary

The Events Manager is a key part of the Communication and Community Engagement team, responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the Agency's conferences and events program and assist with public consultation events throughout the year.

This is an opportunity to deliver high profile events, organise community and stakeholder consultation events, and implement and manage a broad range of tactical activities relating to the promotion of the program.

Once appointed into this role, you will provide expert events management coordination.

Your passion is organising effective events that profile organisations as thought leaders, consulting with executives, portfolio line areas and business unit leads to foster effective internal communication and collaboration, and enhance awareness and understanding of Agency programs and services.

The role will contribute to the breadth of communications activities including but not limited to: events, media, content creative, brand identity, digital and social media, editorial, graphic design, corporate communications and internal communications.

Position Duties

The Events Manager will provide a wide range of experience, knowledge and skills, including, but not limited to:

  • Develop, coordinate and implement events management strategies to support the Agency's program of events, from local speaker engagements to large tradeshows (30-40 events throughout the year)
  • Manage budgets and contracts with external suppliers
  • Engage and consult all business units in the Agency to ensure effective organisation of all events and provide excellent customer service and attention to detail
  • Create mechanisms to assess the effectiveness of each event (for future planning)
  • Support the Director Communications as required to deliver the broader integrated communications strategies
  • Work collaboratively with the broader communications team to deliver strategic and tactical communications activities - for both internal and external audiences
  • Build relationships with portfolio line areas and staff at all levels to understand business activities and provide timely, expert briefings, communications advice and internal communications strategies
  • Support the development of web, media and social media content related to the Agency's participation in events and contribute to the development of associated strategies at a whole-of-agency level


  • You will have strong events management and conference experience
  • You will be organised, able to work to tight deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and be a strong project manager
  • You will have high attention to detail, and experience in managing budgets
  • You will be experienced in developing internal stakeholder relationships and working across multiple projects and competing priorities in a busy team
  • Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in journalism, public affairs, communications, marketing or stakeholder engagement is highly desirable
  • Experience in the health or government sector would be highly regarded

This role requires attendance at events, some of which may be interstate or outside business hours.

To apply for these positions, you must be an Australian Citizen

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