Posted on: 2019-01-25

Job type: Permanent

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Immediate Start - 30 June 2019
Competitive Hourly Rate
Call Irena Simunec on 02 62291538

If you have dealt with the minister office, and have a great talent for all things media then this is something you really should consider as your next move. This federal government department is seeking multiple PAO 2/APS 6 Communication professionals till 30th June 2019 commencing ASAP.

You must have demonstrated experience with external communications, and you will be passionate about social policy and making a difference to people's lives. This is a fast paced environment so you will need to understand the intricacies of the public service, therefore you will have been working at the APS 6 level or acting at the level for a time, and you MUST hold a Baseline clearance as a minimum.

The following are the duties but are not limited to:

  • As a Public Affairs Officer in the Communication Branch, you will be instrumental in developing and implementing communication/campaign strategies for a diverse range of initiatives.
  • develop and implement communication strategies and plans
  • work with PAO3s to support the implementation of Australian Government campaigns including advertising and public relations
  • project manage the work of appointed agencies to support communication strategies and/or campaigns (such as social, digital and traditional media engagement, community engagement and development of resources)
  • manage the delivery of communication projects to a consistently high standard, including manage external consultancies and suppliers
  • research, edit and draft material for including but not limited to; media enquiries, media releases, social media, talking points, minutes, briefs, Senate Estimates briefs, communication strategies and plans
  • provide communication advice and services to policy and programme areas within the Department for the Minister's Office/Assistant Minister's Office
  • demonstrate an excellent client management approach.

You will have relevant tertiary qualifications in journalism, communication, marketing or related fields, or be able to demonstrate recognised skills or relevant experience.

A very attractive hourly rate will be offered to the right person and you will be supported by excellent mentors and managers.

Please submit your CV via the online portal and contact Irena Simunec for a confidential discussion on 02 62291538.

Job number 1A/14517

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