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Job Ref:  QLD/228513/16
Employer:  Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD)
Job Type:  Full Time
Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $78622 - $85455

Communications Advisor

Transport and Main Roads (Organisation site
North Coast & Wide Bay/Burnett Region; Program Delivery & Operations; Infrastructure Management and Delivery; Maroochydore

We are seeking a high performing and innovative Communications Advisor to contribute to our vision: Creating a single integrated transport network accessible to everyone.

Job details

Job type Temporary Full-time
Occupational group Marketing, PR & Communication
Classification AO5
Workplace Location Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference QLD/228513/16
Closing date 14-Dec-2016
Yearly salary $78622 - $85455
Fortnightly salary $3013.60 - $3275.50
Job duration asap until 31.12.17 with possible extension
Contact person Katrina Anderson-Dreisig
Contact details Ph: (07) 5451 7084

In the role of Communications Advisor you will provide strategic communication services to technical and professional staff for community engagement, media relations, issues management, public affairs and stakeholder relationship management and advise on, develop and implement communication strategies and procedures to ensure effective communication outcomes for the district’s extensive Queensland Transport Infrastructure Program.
Accountabilities include:
• Coordinate community engagement for major projects in North Coast District, including providing project managers with ongoing strategic communications advice, and developing and implementing communication strategies
• Manage external communication consultants in an account manager role (as required) to ensure effective community engagement services are delivered to the district to a high standard
• Develop strategies for stakeholder management and consult with a wide range of interest groups, including from culturally and educationally diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities and language limitations
• Assist the Principal Communications Advisor in providing communication advice and support to the Regional Director, managers and other district staff in the areas of media and issues management, risk assessment, community engagement and communication strategies using appropriate communication tools. This involves maintaining up-to-date knowledge of district issues
• Manage the preparation of communications materials, including researching, writing, reviewing and editing executive correspondence, media statements, ministerial briefings, newsletters, flyers, display materials, speech notes and others for district projects
• Develop, plan and manage key communication activities such as displays, expos, career markets, road commissionings, launches, media opportunities and other events as required
• Draft content and material for departmental publications and promotional projects, including the internet
• Provide training, advice and support to district staff and consultants to enhance communication skills and improve relationships with key stakeholders and the community in the delivery of projects and initiatives
• Actively participate in the Stakeholder Management Team
This role reports to the Principal Communications Advisor.
The information in this section outlines the basis of assessment of your suitability for the organisation and the role.
Mandatory requirements:
Desirable requirements:
• While qualifications are not mandatory, a degree in communications, public relations, journalism or marketing would be highly desirable. 
• Experience in a strategic communication or community engagement role in an environment dealing with major infrastructure projects, particularly in the transport or civil engineering sector, will also be highly regarded.
• A current ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence
Role/Occupational Capabilities:
• Focuses on Performance – Sets priorities and organises self to meet deadlines; Reports progress and any potential delays or issues which may impact on others
• Manages Internal and External Relationships – Written and verbal communication is clear and concise; Works collaboratively with others
• Displays rigour in analysis – Shows judgement in decision making
• Executive Correspondence
Uses understanding of government, executive correspondence techniques to develop and tailor materials to enhance and maintain stakeholder relationships.

For further info on Public Relations and Community Engagement please refer to role description.

Applications to remain current for twelve months

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