36840 - 02GUN

Communication Officer - Strategic Communication and Engagement
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 28 April 2024

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $95,746 - $109,072 plus superannuation
Position No: 36840 - 02GUN
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 21 March 2024
Contact Officer: Elaine Greenaway on Elaine.Greenaway@act.gov.au. or (02) 5124 9527

Are you an experienced communications professional ready for a new challenge? Do you enjoy working in a fun and hard-working team that prides itself on developing effective, timely and progressive communication activities? If this is you, then we would love to hear from you about this opportunity.

We have one permanent position available. We're looking for someone with a passion for great communication, who can work in a small team and achieve big results. The successful candidate will have the ability to apply their skills and experience to a range of tasks including:

  • Create engaging and interactive content and engagement strategies for projects, services, and initiatives.
  • Fostering collaborative partnerships and engaging with key stakeholders.
  • Providing advice on emerging communications and digital media and communications opportunities.

What can we offer you:

  • City living without the traffic – click here to see why you should live in Canberra.
  • Competitive pay rates and excellent working conditions within a tertiary hospital.
  • Salary Packaging with many options that provide full fringe benefits tax concessions.
  • Flexible working conditions.
  • 11.5% Superannuation.
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses for interstate candidates (subject to review and approval).

About the Role:


Our role is to lead and direct strategic communications, engagement and marketing activities that support CHS to achieve its goals.
We are a dedicated, fun, hard-working team committed to supporting CHS staff to deliver business objectives and help drive positive cultural change through effective, timely and progressive communication activities.

We work hard to ensure the Canberra community is well informed on government programs, policies, and services, and has meaningful opportunities to inform decision making. We listen to the people of Canberra and are their voice in government. We value ongoing learning and will support you to grow your career.  Working with us, you will ensure the right information is provided to the right audience, at the right time:

  • Bring an audience-first lens to your work, informed by research, insight, and evaluation.
  • Work with stakeholders in partnership with a strong client service ethic.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be flexible and open to change.
  • Be supported by whole of government guidelines, policies, and procedures, and guided by an annual whole of government communications and engagement plan.

For more information regarding the position click here for the Position Description.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website.

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are particularly encouraged to apply.

Canberra Hospital Expansion Project – CHS is constructing a new critical services building called ‘Building 5’ which is a 44,000sqm nine storey building specifically designed to deliver state-of-the-art acute clinical services at the Canberra Hospital. Building 5 is the largest healthcare infrastructure project undertaken in the Territory’s history and it represents the largest clinical and operational change program to ever be implemented by Canberra Health Services. Building 5 integrates with a number of existing buildings at the Campus including Building 1 and Building 2, to facilitate a seamless public thoroughfare, patient transportation and back-of-house logistics distribution.

North Canberra Hospital - As of 3 July 2023 Calvary Public Hospital Bruce transitioned to CHS and became North Canberra Hospital. The transition will deliver a health system networked under one provider and will provide increased workforce opportunities for staff at both CHS sites. The ACT Government will be building a new northside hospital on the existing hospital campus in Bruce to meet the growing health care needs of our community, with construction to commence mid-decade providing more beds, increased services, and increased career opportunities.


Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Communications, Media and Marketing
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services