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Media & Public Relations Advisor

Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract – Full Time (Maternity leave cover up to 12 months)
Position Classification: Health Manger Level 3
Remuneration: $108,255 – $123,411
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ51270

*Be part of an organisation that makes a difference in Cancer Control in NSW
*Join a talented multi-disciplinary strategic communications and public affairs team
*Lead media relations and public affairs activities that change health behaviours

Where you’ll be working
The Cancer Institute NSW is Australia’s first state wide-cancer control agency, established in 2003 to lessen the impact of cancer across the state.

Working at the Cancer Institute NSW means joining a team of committed and dedicated staff who are proud to be part of the Institute’s purpose of overseeing and accelerating the effectiveness of cancer control in NSW.

The Cancer Institute is a collaborative working environment that encourages diversity and inclusion in how we work and the way we work together. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Greater consideration will be given to suitable applicants, in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities.

What you’ll be doing
In this role you will be required to provide expert specialist advice on, and undertake the development and delivery of public relations, media and public affairs activities to support the achievement of the Institute’s strategic objectives.

You will work with media, government, non-government, medical research and other heath sector stakeholders to promote achievements in cancer control, change behaviour and manage and enhance the reputation of the Cancer Institute.

You will be responsible for driving proactive media coverage which supports the various progras and initiatives run by the Institute, as well as responding to emerging issues and requests. You will have experience across all facets of media/press office management.

You will have demonstrated experience working in health communications, either in-house or agency, with an understanding of the NSW public health system and NSW Government.

You will be comfortable taking a strategic and evidence-based approach to public relations, bringing exceptional attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

You will be surrounded by a dynamic and high-performing team of communication professionals and work in an organisation that is dedicated to making a difference.

For your application to be successful
Please respond to the pre-screening questions below and attach a covering letter, your resume and also address the essential requirements of the role which are outlined in the role description (see link below).

1) Please outline your experience managing media relations? Please provide an example of one specific campaign or issue you managed, including your role, the strategic approach and the outcome?

2) Please outline your experience working with Ministerial Offices and or Government Stakeholders? In this context, also please outline one specific project or initiative where you were required to work with government stakeholders under pressure to tight deadlines – what was your role, how did you approach the task and what was the outcome?

Eveleigh 2015

Cancer Institute NSW


Need more information go to www.cancerinstitute.org.au/jobs to download the full role description and essential requirements of the role.

For role related queries or questions contact Melissa Devine on melissa.devine@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: Thursday, 12 July 2018, at 11.59 pm

The Ministry of Health will be relocating the Cancer Institute to St Leonards in mid 2020.
The Cancer Institute NSW is unable to offer salary packaging and salaries will be negotiated in line with experience and the suitability of the role.

The Cancer Institute NSW welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities. Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health. For more information please visit www.steppingup,health.nsw.gov.au.

Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and during their employment.



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