Communications Advisor

Hybrid work modelFull Time Maximum Term (July 2022)Band 6 (salary from $83k plus super)Develop highly engaging and unique content for various platformsAbout the roleAs a Communications Advisor you will join a supportive and visionary communications team. This exciting position will play a key role in the design and implementation of a range of communication campaigns for our services, programs and activities. You will provide high level media and communications advice and assistance to the Mayors, Councillors, CEO and our Senior Leadership Team.Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):Develop, implement and evaluate a broad range of communication/information/public relations strategies, programs and activities to ensure effective internal and external communications that promote a positive image of Cardinia Shire CouncilDevelop highly engaging and unique content for various platforms that effectively communicates information about Council, the services we offer and the value we bring to residents, visitors and businesses,Provide high level media and communications advice and assistance to the Mayor, Councillors, Chief Executive Officer, Senior Leadership Team, management and staff of Cardinia Shire Council.Assist and support activities of the Communications team and Council in general to build and enhance relationships within the organisation, with external stakeholders and the communityAbout youWith a flair for writing and editing, and an appreciation of the need for positive and consistent corporate branding, you will work to build great relationships with media, internal and external stakeholders, and the community. You will have had prior experience in providing specialist communications advice at an executive level.You will be able to demonstrate:Excellent 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 timeframes,Demonstrated experience delivering strategic communications campaigns and media relations.Demonstrated understanding of traditional and digital media, as well as written and brand styles. 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: 10 December 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 (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