Strategic Communications Officer x 3

  • Australia
  • Sydney
  • Contract
  • Up to AU$60.26 per hour

Talent International is currently recruiting for an APS6 Strategic Communications Officer x 3 to work for one of our Federal Government clients based in Surry Hills. The position is 12-month contract role with the possibility of extension. The role is paying $60.26/hr + Super.

7.6 hours per day and 38 hours per week

The APS6 Strategic Communications Officer is a team leadership position within the client and will have delegated authority and responsibility to resolve issues and risks across a range of activities. The role is required to provide leadership, control, planning, resource management, performance management and decision making for the team membership within the work area.

The position is required to provide detailed technical, professional, policy, operational support and advice in relation to complex problems. Where required, the role will coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program and project management and policy development that support the client’s.

The APS6 Strategic Communications Officer will have a considerable level of public contact in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive issues. It is required to liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders in a representational role on behalf of the branch/division/client.

Responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrating exceptional organisation skills and high attention with all detail.
  • Championing plain English and ensure all collateral is accessible and aligns with the NDIS style and branding guidelines.
  • Leading through example, serving as a trusted communications expert, helping key internal stakeholders and business partners deliver the objectives of each project.
  • Drafting clear, concise and effective messaging for different audiences, including creation of talking points and speeches
  • Contributing towards the development and delivery of different communications plans, progressing approvals and coordination of go-live collateral.
  • Identifying and developing important internal stakeholder relationships, addressing and resolving any emerging challenges with stakeholders.
  • Evaluating the impact of communications, identifying any future learnings and determining whether the identified objectives for each project have been achieved.
  • Supporting team members with administration, technical and procedural tasks.

(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)

Key skills required for role

  • Copy writing in plain English
  • Organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Stakeholder management expertise

Desirable skills to have for the role

  • Accessible communications principles
  • Lived experience of disability, worked within the disability sector or understand disability concepts

If you are interested in this role, please APPLY NOW by submitting your resume in MS Word Format. For further information, you may contact Uvez Ahmed on 02 8240 9596 / for a confidential discussion.

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