Abbie Seddon

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POSTED 22nd Jul, 2022   REF NO. BBBH16604

APS5 - APS6 Communications Officer

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is a federal government department that works to ensure national policies and programs are delivered to improve the wellbeing of individuals and families in Australian communities.

With a reputation for having an excellent culture, combined with their subject matter expertise, you will really feel the impact of working here.

The Opportunity

This opportunity is offering an APS5 or APS6 position where you can be engaged on a 12-month labour-hire contract with a likely 12-month extension.

You will join the Campaigns and Strategic Communications Branch where you will have a strong focus on the International Day of People with Disability. This is a United Nations observed day intended to increase public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people with disability.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Work on a high-profile event in the government sector
  • Develop engaging and meaningful content that will have REAL tangible impact
  • Experience a multidisciplinary role where you won’t be pigeonholed into one area of communications
  • Be part of a fast-paced and collaborative working environment

The Role

As part of your primary responsibilities, you will:

  • Develop and implement communication plans and strategies
  • Liaise with policy and program areas to assess strategic communication needs
  • Develop communication material for social media, web content, stakeholder products, videos, and accessible communication materials
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of strategic communication initiatives

The Ideal Person

To be successful in this role, you will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Communications and/or Public Relations.

You will also:

  • Be a strong team player with a collaborative mindset
  • Have experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Have strong writing and stakeholder engagement skills

Salary / Rate

  • APS5: $48 – $55 per.hr + 10.5% super | APS6: $55 – $65 per.hr + 10.5% super
  • Work from home 2 days per week
  • 12-month labour-hire contract with likely 12-month extension option
  • Location: Greenway, ACT

To be considered for this opportunity you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Hold a Baseline clearance or have the ability to obtain

How to Apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Abbie Seddon on 02 6108 4878 quoting ref no. BH ID.16604.

HorizonOne is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and we encourage applications from people of all cultures, capabilities and backgrounds.

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