Strategic Communications Advisor

Hybrid work model, Officer locationPart Time, position until February 2023Great organisational culture and benefits with flexible working arrangementsAbout the role  Are you passionate about communicating with the community? Use your qualifications in public relations, communications, journalism or a related field to work within our communications team. You will be particularly sought to provide high-level communications advice, and to project manage and deliver communications strategies and their activities from start to finish.  We are open to applicants wanting to work, 2 days, 3 days or 4 days a week.About You To be successful in this role you will be a well-experienced communications professional with a 'can-do' approach. You will be outcome driven, and able to manage competing work priorities within strict timeframes. You are experienced in providing high-level communications advice to all levels of an organisation, creating strong links with internal and external stakeholders to effectively communicate information about its services. What we are looking for: Tertiary qualifications in communications (or related field) and relevant experience, 5+ years Confidence liaising with all levels of the organisation to understand issues and prepare compelling and informative materials for our community Demonstrated experience delivering strategic communications campaigns and media relations Strong writing and editing, including a track record of preparing high quality communications materials across all platforms Experience in brand development and style guidesDemonstrated skills in MS Office, particularly in Word and PowerPoint, utilising styles, editing tools and formatting. Experience in online content management systems and social media Basic graphic design capabilities desirable. 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. Please note you will be required to response to selection questions as part of the application process.To access the position description please visit https://careers.cardinia.vic.gov.au/our-jobs/ please note you will need to scroll to the bottom of the advertised position to access the PD.Applications close: Thursday 25th Aug 2022 If you have any questions, please contact 1300 787 624 (ask for a member from the recruitment team).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.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 rolePosition Description 85000 AUD Officer 3809