Senior Strategic Communications Officer - Clerk Grade 9/10 - 182112

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 12/07/2018

Job Category:

Consulting / Government

Job description:
Temporary full time appointment for a period up to: 30 June 2019
Location: Parramatta
About the role
The role develops and co-ordinates the implementation of communication plans across the Department of Education (DoE). This position is also responsible for preparing a range of written communication materials and identifying opportunities for digital communication to meet the communication needs of DoE.
About the Department of Education
The NSW Department of Education provides, funds and regulates education services for NSW students from early childhood to secondary school, delivering world-class education through its public schools and providing funding support to non-government schools. We employ, develop and support teachers, leaders and other staff to deliver the best outcomes for students and to advance the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
How to apply
The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.
To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.
Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.
If you are called to interview you will need to provide the following documents and your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.
  1. Describe a recent program or event for which you prepared a communication plan? What were the major challenges and achievements from that plan? 300 word maximum.
  2. How have you dealt with the challenge of communicating complex policy or ideas to diverse groups of stakeholders? 300 word maximum
Knowledge of and commitment to the Department's Aboriginal education policies. (Please find Aboriginal Education Review – Information)
Closing date: 26 July 2017
Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 12 months.