Strategic Communications Advisor

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Work type: Temporary Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Administration, Community

Strategic Communications Advisor

Temporary (12 months) Full Time (Flexible)

Band 6 $91,301 - $99,397 + super + RDO

We're seeking an outstanding writer with excellent project and issues management skills to join Yarra's Advocacy and Engagement branch. 

The Strategic Communications Advisor will support the planning, delivery and evaluation of some significant organisation-wide strategic projects, with a special focus on sustainability, waste and recycling. 

The successful applicant will have excellent writing skills and the ability to present complex information in an accessible and engaging way, have experience producing content for a range of communications channels including print, website, social media, video and EDMs, and be able to identify any emerging issues. 

This role has a specific focus on communicating with our community on our most important and fundamental services - waste and recycling. We're looking for someone who can manage complex communications projects, build strong and positive working relationships and who enjoys a challenge.

You will have the opportunity to work in a supportive and collaborative team and cross-organisational working group, develop engaging and creative content and work in a dynamic and issues-rich environment.

What we offer

Yarra City Council is a progressive, vibrant and inclusive organisation. We offer flexible work options, including working from home and a monthly RDO. Additional benefits include opportunities for learning and development, a focus on wellbeing including a world class EAP offering, wellbeing initiatives and very generous leave entitlements.  The Advocacy and Engagement Branch offers a friendly and supportive team environment, and the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our community.  

For further information see the position description or contact Jessica Matrakis, Communications and Engagement Lead, on 9205 5555 or

Download File Pos # - Strategic Communications Advisor (temp) - Position description August 2022_JM.pdf

Applications close on 5 October 2022.

In your application, the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description together with how you will address the key selection criteria in your cover letter.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, Working with Children Check, and proof of COVID-19 double vaccination prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

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