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Communications Officer - Multiples locations

Central Highlands Rural Health

Hours: 32 hours per fortnight

Status: Fixed term part time

Classification: HS3 @ $37.67 per hour

Location: All Campuses at Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Kyneton & Trentham

Central Highlands Rural Health is major provider of public health and wellbeing services across the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shire, with locations in Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Kyneton and Trentham.

Our purpose is: "To be the most valued local provider of quality, person centred care and services, improving the health and wellbeing of our community"

We operate under a framework of Best Care which is Safe, Personal, Connected and Right for every person, every time.

Our values are:

  • Act with RESPECT

Central Highlands Rural Health recognises, supports and celebrates the diversity of the communities within which we work.

Our services are delivered to people of all ages and health status with a focus on care of the aged and disadvantaged.

Communications Officer

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Officer is responsible for helping to develop Central Highlands Rural Health’s Communications Plan to strengthen internal and external stakeholder engagement across all of Central Highlands Rural Health campuses and programs.

The Communications Officer will work across a range of communications specialisations, including media relations, digital communications, events and publications, with the aim of building the profile of Central Highlands Rural Health both internally, with staff and externally, within our local communities and beyond.

Responsibilities & Major Activities:

  • Provide communications and promotional support, both internally and externally, for organisational campaigns, programs, events and activities.
  • Assist with the development, production and distribution of CHRH external publications ensuring they are of a high standard meeting the needs of users and enhancing the image of the organisation.
  • Assist with the development of internal communications for CHRH.
  • Develop and publish content and stories for CHRH social media channels and website, monitoring all feedback and responding appropriately.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of media campaigns for roll out to local television, newspapers and radio, promoting CHRH and its activities.
  • Ensure the correct use of CHRH brands across all communication materials
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of community engagement events/activities

About the Communications Officer role:

The Communications Officer is a permanent part-time position at 32 hours a fortnight. Hours of work can be negotiated and are family friendly. Due to the nature of working in a small team, flexibility is required. The primary location of the role is Daylesford; however, this is negotiable for the successful candidate. The role will be fast-paced and comes with a high level of variety. Travel between campuses is expected on a regular basis.

About you:

We seek applicants who can foster good working relationships with all staff across the organisation. You must be pro-active and hands on, identifying opportunities and responding to requests swiftly. You will need to manage competing priorities and support higher level communication objectives. Applicants will need to demonstrate experience developing and implementing high quality cross platform communication campaigns, utilising a wide variety of communication tools. Applicants will need to have skills writing for promotional purposes, ideally in a healthcare setting, and demonstrated experience in social media and the online space.

Our offering:

At Central Highlands Rural Health we have a diverse workforce where we value each person's uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

Our employees enjoy the benefits of:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Free car parking at all facilities
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

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