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Assistant Director, Communications and Engagement

Justice and Community Safety Directorate
  • Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency
  • Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
  • Salary: $117,845 - $126,715 plus superannuation
  • Position No: 40274, Several


We are looking to hire two x fabulous Assistant Directors to join our team for six months with a possibility of extension and/or permanency. We have multiple roles available as we are building a team of specialists who love doing awesome communications and creating a great team culture together.

The Assistant Director, Justice Communications will lead projects in our justice portfolio and make sure our community has a say on the new policies and laws that will impact them.

The Assistant Director, Corporate Communications will deliver innovative internal communications for all Justice and Community Safety (JACS) employees and change communications on major infrastructure projects.

We are seeking applications from strategic communications and engagement professionals to deliver a broad range of projects in our directorate. This role will be of interest if you excel at coming up with new ideas to reach our audiences and delivering the best outcomes for our community.

What does our directorate do?

  • We make it easier for Canberrans to access justice and we help to keep our community safe.
  • Our work spans legislation, policy, human rights, consumer rights, gaming, emergency services, corrective services, and infrastructure projects.

What does our branch do?

  • We are responsible for communications, engagement, media and digital services across our directorate.
  • We get to work on interesting projects and shape how information is shared with our community.
  • We are a small but fast-moving branch, which means new ideas are encouraged.
  • We motivate and back our team to deliver excellent outcomes that support business priorities.
  • We enjoy telling the best stories about how our work benefits the ACT community.

What will you bring to the role?

  • You deliver excellent communications and engagement advice and services.
  • You are enthusiastic about looking for new ways to do our work and inform our audiences.
  • You relish the challenge of understanding complex projects and working in partnership with our business teams.
  • You do fabulous storytelling by using your strong writing and editorial skills.
  • You are comfortable working in a matrix structure and proactively liaising with stakeholders.
  • You thrive at working in a fast-paced environment, but also know how to create balance when things are quieter.
  • You are a strong leader who supports your team and see change as an opportunity to do something differently.
  • We are looking for ‘out-of-the-box' thinkers with fresh ideas who want to work in an environment where no two weeks are ever the same.

If you're passionate about what you do, and you want to make a difference in the lives of our community, we encourage you to submit your application.

Eligibility / Other Requirements

Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or significant experience working professionally in the fields of media or communications and engagement is highly desirable.

The ability to work flexibly with occasional weekend and after-hours work is required.

Note: This is a temporary position available immediately for 6 months with the possibility of extension of up to 12 months and/or permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. This position has moved to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply

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Contact Officer: Megan Emerson-Elliott on [email protected] using the subject line: Assistant Director, Communications and Engagement enquiry via EthicalJobs or (02) 6205 4583.

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