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Communications Adviser

Communications Adviser

Job Title: Communications Adviser
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hawthorn, Australia
Industry: Community Services & Development
Reference: 464
Contact Name: Jenny Lloyd
Contact Email: jenny@lloydconnect.com.au
Job Published: 07 November 2019

Job Description

  • Join highly skilled passionate team of non-profit professionals based in Hawthorn.
  • Be the lead person for writing all speeches relating to the program.
  • Lead the development of an annual strategic communications plan for the education program.

The Communications Adviser, Education is responsible for ensuring clear, consistent and timely communications to all internal and external stakeholders, through the development and execution of targeted communications plans, including key messages and stakeholder relations activities as well as the development of communications to support engagement with key partners, Government divisions and the Education sector.  You will also be responsible for the development of an annual communications plan targeted to both external and internal audiences and assisting in the development of quality and relevant collateral that supports the program.

Reporting to the Strategic Communications Manager your key responsibilities will be to;

  • Work closely with team leads and advisers as well as the wider team to ensure stakeholder communications are part of an integrated approach to engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be the lead person for writing all speeches relating to the program.
  • Develop and maintain accurate and relevant key messages for use by internal stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Strategic Marketing Manager, to lead the development of an annual strategic communications plan with built in objectives, key messages, targeted stakeholder campaign activities, timeline, budgets and tools for measurement.
  • Develop appropriate and effective communications for key audiences, including development of presentations, letters, emails, briefing notes and written submissions.
  • Work closely with other team members to develop key messages/speaking notes for stakeholder events, conferences and presentations.
  • Work closely with team to develop communications for governance and advisory groups to communicate key elements of the project development and roll out. Support/develop EDM, webinars and general communications to support engagement with these groups.
  • Work with the Strategic Communications Manager to help transfer research, clinical and specialist insights into effective communications strategies and activities.
  • Assist with writing and editing relevant corporate publications and documents as required to ensure consistency, quality and alignment with messaging.
  • Maintain consistency with brand, style and language guidelines, policies and practices.
  • Support the development and implementation of a Communication and Stakeholder Engagement work plan to ensure delivery to agreed timelines and budget and to mitigate risk.
  • Provide high quality written documents including briefing notes, preparation of contracts and agreements, and project management documentation; and provide input into the development of key reports, including Board reports, external reporting and ad hoc reports as required.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders at partner organisations to create successful two-ways channels of communications.
  • Represent and support delivery partners at major conferences and other events as required.
  • Build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to support effective communications and engagement activities.

We are looking for a collaborative, innovative person with solid experience in speech writing and previous experience in developing and implementing annual strategic communications plans as well as the ability to build and manage stakeholder relations.

Previous exposure to working within government, mental health or the non-profit sector would be an advantage but not essential. This is a two year fixed term contract with view to extension.

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