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Communications Advisor

Organisation/Entity: Department of Planning and Environment
Job Category:
  • Media, Publicity and Communications | Communications
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
Job Reference Number: 00005WO6
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $113,464 pa. Package includes salary ($92,470 - $102,359) (pa) employer's contribution to superannuation and annual
Contact: 9373 2869 - Alison Barnard
Closing Date: 22/02/2018 - 11:59 PM

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Job Title: Communications Advisors
Job Grade / Classification: Clerk 7/8
Employment Status: Ongoing - Full Time Emplotyment (1 position available)
Location: Sydney CBD

Salary Package: $113,464 pa. Package includes salary ($92,470 - $102,359) (pa) employer's contribution to superannuation and annual

Exciting Opportunity
Pitt Street, Sydney Location
Rewarding Salary
Be a part of a dynamic team supporting the needs of internal clients in communication and events agency overview

The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change. Please click here for more information about Department of Planning & Environment.

About the Role
These roles works on projects within the Department’s communication and events team. We are looking for a Communications Advisor who is a strong writer, with a focus on attention to detail and a strong sense of initiative. We are a highly motivated team who enjoy what we do and have fun along the way. The ability to successfully  manage multiple projects and competing deadlines in a dynamic, changing environment is also required in this role. The work includes preparing digital and printed communications materials and also working with graphic designers and video editors to produce materials.

We are looking for an experienced event organiser to join the team. This role requires an experienced candidate who is able to coordinate events both in Sydney and across the state. The candidate needs to be organised, understand the Sydney venue market and be able to work  independently. The department is a busy environment and there is an increasing volume of event support being needed. It is a rewarding role with varying responsibilities and engagement with key stakeholders across the Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop concepts and materials using one or more of a range of communication methods including internal communications, events, media releases and public relations, websites, social media, email, videos, speeches, brochures, newsletters, correspondence, design, merchandise and advertising activities to inform diverse stakeholders of programs and policy;
Help to develop, implement and evaluate innovative stakeholder communications activities to ensure customers, the community and other stakeholders are engaged and informed and have opportunities to provide input into development of the Department’s work;
Obtain input and monitor and report on stakeholder needs, interests and issues, and provide recommendations to manage identified risks and ensure communication materials are relevant, appropriate and informative
Liaise with a range of internal clients and external providers in the delivery of communication services.
Participate in systems, policy and process improvement initiatives to improve team operations

Essential Requirements
Tertiary qualifications in communications or other relevant discipline and/or equivalent relevant experience
Capacity to travel to outer suburban and regional locations, and to work outside of core business hours in the evening and on weekends.

You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

Role Description

Application Guide


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Job Notes:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period. 

To Apply: 
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Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
Complete the below question in the online application. This will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). This question is shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.

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Our commitment to Diversity:
The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

If you believe you have the drive, passion and experience to add value to these roles, please apply through I Work for NSW.  If you would like more information about this role please email Jodie Healy on Jodie.Healy@planning.nsw.gov.au