Communications and Engagement Officer

Posted 14 November 2023
Salary$59 - $67 per hour
LocationAustralian Capital Territory
Job type Contract
DisciplineCommunicationsGovernment State

Job description

  • Government opportunity in Woden with hybrid flexibility
  • Immediate start 5 months contract
  • $59 - $67.68 per hour + Super
Our client was established to lead the procurement and delivery of the ACT Government’s infrastructure program. Its vision is to deliver the infrastructure for the community which helps make Canberra one of the world’s most liveable cities
The Role

The ASO6 Community Engagement Officer is an experienced and enthusiastic communications generalist who can manage a busy and diverse workload. One day you might be drafting a media release, the next day gathering and writing content for a project update, and the next going on a video shoot or helping at an engagement pop-up event.

This is an exciting opportunity which offers autonomy and the chance to work with like-minded professionals and stakeholders across projects.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Support the delivery of effective, well-evidenced and targeted community and stakeholder engagement activities
  • Assist with the planning, production, coordination and implementation of communications materials, campaigns and programs across various infrastructure projects.
  • Write, create, edit, curate and publish engaging written, digital and interactive content that for a range of ACT Government channels including social media, website and electronic mail.
  • Assist in coordinating events, presentations, displays and support project teams at community engagement activities.
  • Assist with reactive media enquiries, producing media materials, organising media briefings and preparing media reporting.
  • Work collaboratively across the directorate and government with Communications and Engagement Service, Senior Officers, and Ministers’ Offices to deliver key activities
  • Contribute to the evaluation and ongoing improvement of projects by interpreting data and implementing advice
  • Participate in best practice communications and engagement response at the Public Information Coordination Centre (PICC) in times of a Territory emergency.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Demonstrated experience in content creation and planning and implementing communications strategies, including writing, editing and storytelling for different audiences and for different mediums and channels such as video, social media, websites, traditional media and print.
  • Sound knowledge of and experience planning and delivering contemporary communications, stakeholder and community engagement activities.
  • Experience in media and reputation management, both reactive and pro-active and producing media materials, organising media briefings and preparing media reporting
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or a minimum of 3 years’ experience working professionally in the fields of communications and content production, media, public relations, marketing, or strategic communications.
  • IAP2 qualifications are desirable.
  • The ability to work flexibly with some out of hours work may also be required.
To Apply

Applicants are required to hold Permanent Residency and the ability to obtain and maintain a  National Police Check to be considered.
Please do forward your CV along with an expression of interest in MS Word format by hitting APPLY NOW or for more information, call Karen on 02 9200 3677.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.