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Corporate Affairs & Communications Lead – Nillumbik Shire Council

Hope & Glory is delighted to be working with the Nillumbik Shire Council in their search for a talented, hands-on and energetic Corporate Affairs & Communications Lead. This is a permanent, full time position located at the Council offices in Greensborough and is an exciting opportunity for a savvy corporate affairs practitioner.

As the Corporate Affairs & Communications Lead you will drive the delivery of critical corporate affairs services for Council and positively promote the great work being done by the organisation for the Nillumbik community.

You will undertake a range of activities including (but not limited to):
• Building and managing a team of three (3) communications specialists
• Developing overarching strategic communications plans
• Managing reactive media scenarios and issues
• Initiating proactive media and publicity opportunities
• Developing and executing internal communications initiatives
• Providing accurate and strategic advice to the Mayor and Councillors, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Management team
• Acting as the communications lead on major projects being undertaken across Council.

To be considered for this role, your application likely shows the following:
• Extensive experience across media relations, corporate affairs, internal and external communications and issues management
• A solid understanding of local government and the issues it faces
• A strong awareness of the social, political and business landscape
• Excellent understanding of the media and the news cycle
• Strong people leadership experience with the ability to support and empower a team
• Sharp writing skills and the ability to craft content for a range of audiences, including digital channels
• Demonstrated experience in establishing positive stakeholder relationships, both internally and externally
• A flexible, adaptable and resilient attitude
• The ability to work in a complex, fast-paced operating environment
• Relevant degree qualifications in journalism, public relations, communications and/or substantial experience in a similar role.

As an applicant, you are an experienced communications and media practitioner who has worked in or with government. You show the capacity and interest to deliver great outcomes for the people who live and work in the area covered by Nillumbik Shire Council. A current driver license is necessary for this role as there will be travel required.

As a leader you will be a reliable and measured individual who seeks to support and mentor your team, and provide a positive culture, underpinned by strong values. You will bring energy and vision to Nillumbik Shire Council’s communications and be adept at operating in an environment that is experiencing change and transformation.

We ask that you please consider your suitability against the criteria outlined above and then apply online. All applications will be acknowledged, and your interest will be treated in strictest confidence.

As part of Hope & Glory’s standard pre-employment process, background checking including criminal history, qualifications verification and rights to work checks will be conducted. Psychometric testing is also a requirement for this organisation.

Please note that as Nillumbik Shire Council’s retained recruitment partner on this role, all direct and third party applications will be returned to Hope & Glory.

Greensborough 3088

Hope & Glory representing Nillumbik Shire Council


Please apply via SEEK: https://www.seek.com.au/job/36664774

For questions, please call Dy Ronsisvalle on 0404 031 550 (Monday to Friday, 8am and 6pm only please).



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