The Director, Communications is responsible for developing and implementing the Commission’s strategic communications to enhance its reputation as the leading national agency for improving safety and quality in health care across Australia.
Leading a small team of communications professionals, the position is responsible for external communications functions, with a particular focus on the development and implementation of innovative solutions designed to help the Commission better disseminate its work to relevant audiences.
Positions duties and responsibilities include:
1. Develop and lead an integrated communications program including production of digital and hard copy publications, and a media engagement program that effectively promotes the work, priorities, brand and reputation of the Commission.
2. Provide appropriate expert communications advice and support to the Commission Executive on communications opportunities and risks, particularly on complex or sensitive matters.
3. Provide leadership to, and oversee activities of, the Communications team, including establishing priorities and managing workflow and performance to ensure timely delivery of outputs in consultation with the Director, Planning, Strategy and Evaluation.
4. Develop and manage highly effective and collaborative relationships with the senior executive of the Commission, and key external stakeholders.
5. Work closely with the Director, Planning , Strategy and Evaluation, the COO and other Directors to identify and maximise communication opportunities through the development and implementation of successful strategic approaches relating to digital development, media relations, issues management, brand and reputation development, website content and maintenance, and publications production.
6. Develop the Commission’s strategic communication goals and activity plan with a core focus on developing relevant platforms, channels and tools for the delivery of the Commission’s products, which aligns with the Commission’s workplan and key strategic directions.
7. Develop a wide range of high-quality communications that respond to the needs of the Commission and reaches target audiences; to be delivered via appropriate communications channels, within agreed budget and timelines.
8. Provide advice, support and capacity building about document editing and publication to the Executive, program teams and communications staff.
9. Identify and pursue creative opportunities for the Commission’s reputation and brand.
For further information about this role please refer to the Applicant Pack or contact Naomi Poole on 9126 3536.
Applications close Wednesday 19 February 2020, midnight EST.