Yarra City Council
Strategic Communications Partner

Posted: 15 Jul
Closes: 26 Sep


Strategic Communications Partner

Permanent Full Time

Band 7 - $103,821.73 - $116,077.06 + Super + RDO

  • Supportive and Friendly team environment where we value growth and development
  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements and an emphasis on work/life balance
  • Award winning organisation-wide Health and Wellbeing initiatives

As an experienced Strategic Communications Partner you will play an important role in designing, delivering and evaluating communications strategies that help us engage our key audiences, enhance our reputation and support our organisational objectives. Working on high profile and complex projects, your attention to detail, project management and persuasive story-telling will help promote Council’s services, promote behaviour change campaigns and community engagement opportunities.  We are seeking a highly skilled strategic communications partner to lead a small team of creative and energetic communication professionals.

Working closely with the leadership team you will oversee the forward planning agenda for the strategic communications portfolio, developing compelling messaging and tailoring this across our digital and print channels.

We are looking for a people leader whose strategic thinking can influence stakeholders and build strong working relationships across the organisation. Working in an issues rich environment, this role will suit someone with issues managements skills and experience. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement communications strategies (internal and external audiences)
  • Content creation- produce high quality content for publications, EDM’s, social media, website, speeches and other collateral
  • Metrics and analysis- measure the effectiveness of communications efforts, providing insights and recommendations for improvement
  • Identify and mitigate stakeholder and project issues through communication planning

You will be:

  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Creative storyteller with a proactive approach.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

If you like working on a diverse range of topics, in a fast-paced environment and as part of a supportive team culture, this could be the role for you!

Yarra city council is Progressive Organisation. We pride ourselves on development of staff. We aim to make a positive difference in people’s lives. 

For further information see the position description or contact Anya Murray on 9205 5042 or anya.murray@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Download File Strategic Communications Partner - Position Description 2024.pdf

Applications close on Monday 15 July 2024 at 11.55pm.

In your application, please include / attach your Resume and 1-page Cover Letter.  In your Cover Letter, provide a brief overview addressing the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) as outlined in the Position Description.

*This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check and Working with Children Check 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.