Assistant Director - Media and Communication

$111,887 - $120,436 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021
Full time Executive and Management Media, Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations

Job Description

Full-time Temporary

Closes: 27 September 2021
Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $111,887 - $120,436 plus superannuation
Position No: 42360
Directorate: Worksafe ACT
Advertised (Gazettal date): 13 September 2021
Contact Officer: Jackii Shepherd on or (02) 6205 4654

Details: The Assistant Director, Media and Communication is involved in the development of WorkSafe ACT’s communication, engagement, media and public information activities.

You will deliver strategic and operational communication, public information and media services for WorkSafe ACT. This involves providing high quality and responsive public information about WorkSafe ACT’s regulatory activities and working collaboratively with stakeholders, internal and external.

You will work with the WHS Commissioner, Deputy WHS Commissioner and Senior Director, Strategy & Occupational Hygiene on WorkSafe ACT’s long‑term and high-priority projects and initiatives as well as strategic internal communication.

Please note you will be required to manage a multidisciplinary team, including supervising staff, mentoring and managing workloads. The ability to work flexibly with some out of hours work is required.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQA+ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, and/or a minimum of three years relevant experience is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience in communication, engagement and issues management for sensitive and high-pressure situations and to tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge and expertise in Government communication methods and practices.

Notes: This is a temporary position available for a minimum of three months, with the possibility of extension up to 12 months. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Please provide a one page pitch (maximum) addressing the Selection Criteria included in the Ideal Candidate section of the Position Description. Please include an up-to-date curriculum vitae which includes the names of two referees, one who must be your current supervisor. Failure to follow these instructions may mean your application is not considered.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

27 Sep, 2021