Strategic Communications Coordinator

$101,286 yearly
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Whittlesea Council Offices, Ferres Boulevard, South Morang VIC, Australia
  • 23 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Media, Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations

Job Description

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia and as a local government organisation, we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives of our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed. With a flexible approach to work-life balance, we welcome applicants interested in a part-time role.

The Role

Make a difference in our community!

With one of our long-standing strategic communications specialists taking the opportunity to advance her career at Council an opportunity has opened up for a passionate communicator to join the City of Whittlesea’s Communications and Engagement Team. Help us bring to life our Whittlesea 2040 community vision of a place for all.

Reporting to the Unit Manager Communications and Engagement, this position will provide specialised, proactive strategic communication and issues management advice as well as developing and executing communications plans to strengthen, maintain and protect the City of Whittlesea’s reputation.

About you

The desired candidates will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Communications or a relevant discipline combined with relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading the delivery of high-quality communications.
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic communications advice, planning and execution.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 If this sounds like you, then you should definitely apply!

Want to know more?

For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below or If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Sarah Oldman Unit Manager Communications and Engagement via email at

To apply for this position, you must address the Core Capabilities outlined in the Position Description in your cover letter. Please note, that applications that do not address the Core Capabilities may not be considered.

**Applications close at 11.45 pm on Friday, 1 July 2022

*** Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

Please note all applicants must apply online, and no late applications will be accepted.

* We are happy to take applications from international candidates if you have a valid Visa to work in Australia.

At the City of Whittlesea, we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

In line with the directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer, all roles at the Council require staff to be mandatorily vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments.

Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process please email with your request outlining your preferred method of contact.  

Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.

Job Closing Date

01 Jul, 2022