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Employer:  Town of Port Hedland
Job Type:  Full Time
Port Hedland WA 6721, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $103,443.60 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

Senior Communications Officer

$103,443.60 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)


  • Career opportunity without the stress and commute of the city
  • Exposure to exciting and diverse projects
  • Take the next step in your communications career

Are you a Senior Communications Officer seeking a new challenge?

If you have an adaptable, driven personality with high levels of initiative, creativity, communication and interpersonal skills then we want to talk to you!

The Senior Communications Officer leads traditional and digital communications, marketing, and customer engagement activities for the Town of Port Hedland to help reach the public relations and community engagement goals set out in the Town’s strategic vision.

The position will be based in Port Hedland, a town of rich heritage, spectacular landscapes, friendliness, a diverse and embracing community and relaxed lifestyle. As the largest bulk export port in the world, the town is home to global resource leaders and is signi´Čücant to the national interest.

About you

We are seeking a marketing and communications all-rounder who can develop strategies, manage production and most importantly, is a great writer. Knowledge of the latest trends in social and digital media will be critical as well as the ability to develop content on a range of platforms including video, printed collateral, PowerPoint presentations and media releases. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment and is proactive in building internal and external relationships to find and share the great work the organisation is doing using media that maximise community engagement.

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Degree qualification in Communications, Marketing or Public Relations with extensive relevant experience in a similar position
  • C Class Driver’s Licence
  • National Police Clearance

What the Town of Port Hedland Offers

In addition to the salary, our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program includes discounted gym membership and pool membership
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Family oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721  

Your application should include a comprehensive letter detailing how your experience meets the essential and desirable experience listed on the Position Description and how your experience will enable you to execute the accountabilities as listed. Applicants who do not address selection criteria may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

For more information on the Town or to obtain a copy of the position description please visit Town of Port Hedland website. Should further information be required please contact Laura Hawes, Manager Marketing, Events and Communications on 08 9158 9365 or Leanne Lawless, Senior HR Advisor/Business Partner on 08 9158 9395.

Applications close 4:00pm, Friday 27 July 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Town of Port Hedland is Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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