Director Media and Communications
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 05 June 2020

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $126,577 - $142,494 plus superannuation
Position No: 47778
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 22 May 2020
Contact Officer: Lyn Larkin on lyn.larkin@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 0837

An exciting opportunity exists to become part of the leadership team in the media and communications section of the Education Directorate. With your highly developed management, communication and interpersonal skills, you will provide strategic advice to the Directorate’s executive on communications and media within the portfolio. You will develop, manage, monitor and implement strategic and communications plans to meet the needs of the Directorate, including ACT Public Schools and oversee Government, Directorate and school media events, publications, speeches, and media releases and media queries. You will assist in managing the section and supervising staff as required in accordance with equity and diversity, occupational health and safety, and participative management principles and practices. You will also act as media spokesperson for the Directorate and represent the Directorate in whole of government communications activities as required.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Tertiary qualification in Communications, Marketing, Journalism and/or equivalent experience is desirable. Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.

Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of 12 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months.

How to Apply: Applicants are to address the Selection Criteria located in the Position Description, and provide a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact of two referees.

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