Communications Advisor – COVID-19

Hybrid work modelFull Time Maximum Term (22 June 2022)Band 6 (salary from $83k plus super)About the roleAs Communications Advisor (COVID-19), you will provide high-level internal and external communications support for council’s response to COVID-19.Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):Develop and implement a Communications and Engagement Strategy and Action Plan.Develop and implement communications projects and campaigns, both internal and external.Prepare crisis and issues management communications plans.Provide regular briefings on communications and pandemic issues to stakeholders as required, including meeting reporting requirements.Attend relevant internal and external meetings.Maintain positive links with all stakeholders in managing communications and engagement activities.Work with the Communications and Engagement Team to respond to media enquiries.Manage relevant webpages and intranet content to ensure information is up-to-date and community focused.Ensure the provision of all services with a focus on customer service and industry best practice.About youTo be successful in this role you will have a comprehensive understanding of local government’s role in communications, community engagement, and issues and stakeholder management.You will be able to demonstrate:Previous experience in a similar position including experience in communications issues managementDegree in Communications or relevant qualificationExcellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with all internal and external clients/customers,Initiative, a ‘can do’ approach to producing outcomes and the ability to manage competing work priorities and projects within strict time framesDemonstrated experience delivering strategic communications campaigns and media relations About us Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic and progressive organisation. We pride ourselves on our diversity and investment in our staff. Everything we do is underpinned by our Together, Different and for the Future approach, embracing collaboration and innovation across teams, with other agencies, and our community. We seek people with diverse experience and background, then provide you with the tools for career success. You will have access to targeted training through our learning and development programs to enable you to achieve your professional goals and excel in your role. We offer opportunities to work flexibly, balancing your work goals with your life goals. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including discounted gym memberships and health insurance, annual leave loading and access to our comprehensive health and well-being program. To ApplyTo apply for this position please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.Applications close: 24 October 2021For further information regarding the position description, please visit  https://careers.cardinia.vic.gov.au/our-jobs/For any further information please call 1300 787 624 and ask to speak to Susan or Jolene (Recruitment)Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. 1300 787 624Cardinia Shire Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse, gender inequality, racism, violence against women and family violence.  To ensure Cardinia Shire Council complies with Chief Health Officer directions, this role requires the incumbent to have and maintain the necessary mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check, pre-employment medical and obtain or hold a valid Working with Children Check. You must have valid Australia Working Rights to be considered for this role.Position Description 83000 AUD Officer 3809